I Love/Hate Chrome! Having used the Chrome browser regularly for a couple of years now, I really love quite a number of things about it. It’s fast The developer tools are superb It has a vibrant user community, including a number of very smart people whose opinions I respect who are also huge fans However, its […]Read More The Chrome Conundrum
One of the things I have always enjoyed about what I do is that I have, from pretty much day 1 in the technology industry, worn many hats. No matter what my job title said, I have always done pretty much whatever needs doing whether or not it crosses into what others might consider a discipline that’s not […]Read More The Joy of DevOps (Or, Return of the Living Generalist!)
These days it seems like almost everybody (at least almost everybody in the technology world) has made bashing Apple their new favorite past time.Read More The walled garden is the future of computing.
VimRePress In an ongoing effort to immerse myself in Vim as much as possible, I’m trying out a plugin called VimRepress – a fork of the popular Vimpress plugin.Read More Trying out VimRepress
For years I’ve been rather proud of the fact that I’m a total polyglot when it comes to editors. I’m comfortable on both sides of the fence, using Emacs, Vi, TextMate, EditPlus, or even the venerable /bin/ed whenever that makes sense.Read More Move over TextMate. MacVim is the new kid in town!
When Apple said they were introducing an “App Store” to OSX a-la the iPhone, iPad, etc. there was much ranting and foaming at the mouth…Read More Why Apple’s Mac App Store will be good for the Mac
I hate to write a negative blog post about a tech publisher’s ebooks program, but I’m afraid they’ve driven me to it… [May 2011 Update: Manning has changed things and you can now download any books you’ve ever bought from them anytime. Yay! My other criticisms still stand, but this is an improvement!]Read More Don’t buy early access (MEAP) books from Manning Press.
April 2012 Update: Nowadays we use Chef from Opscode solutions to manage our crontabs, and just about everything else in our enterprise infrastructure. It rocks 🙂 Time and time again over the years I’ve dealt with the same problem – who took a random pot shot at some critical user’s crontab file and deleted things […]Read More Managing crontabs with Git
When Oracle bought Sun, I was initially fairly bullish on the idea – I thought Oracle might temper some of Sun’s whimsical brainstorming turned projects that it poured resources into, and create a leaner, meaner Sun.Read More Will Java survive Oracle?
1. Introduction If you’re new to the world of Windows scripting as I am, the array of acronyms, technologies and access methodologies that you need to traverse in order to get anything done can range from bewildering on a good day to utterly derangement inducing on a bad one.Read More Windows Scripting – a VBScript Survival Guide