I’ve recently been very underwhelmed with the keyboards Apple ships with their computers. They’re trying to make them all feel like laptop keyboards, which is an idea I rather disapprove of. In particular the recent Apple Keyboard has such shallow key travel it’s very easy to fall into the bad habit of pounding the keys, … More A few random thoughts on keyboards
Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion [Note: I originally wrote this for Quora but am reposting it here with slight embelishment. Introduction In hard core technical circles, discussing the relative merits of these two editors is pretty much verboten. In the past, debates around this issue have actually become vicious (which is ludicrous when … More Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion
I’ve been using Chrome for the last few years, and generally speaking I’m pretty happy with it. However recently Google has made some decisions (notably the on by default voice search features) that make me question the wisdom of that choice. I also very much enjoy using Firefox, a 100% open source browser that’s very … More The One Feature that Keeps Me Addicted to Chrome
It feels like there are new security issues around WordPress every week.
Recently, pretty much the entire geek/fandom community was in full on mourning over the death of fantasy author Terry Pratchett.
For years my Android using friends have been revving about Swype.
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 … 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 … More The Joy of DevOps (Or, Return of the Living Generalist!)
Because I and about a zillion other jilted Reader fans have now found Feedly. Feedly is what Reader wanted to be when it grew up, but never had the chance to become. Yes, it’s that good.
A couple of weeks back I was laid off from Blue State Digital.