Vim Versus Emacs – Minus the Religion

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

The One Feature that Keeps Me Addicted to Chrome

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

The Chrome Conundrum

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

The Joy of DevOps (Or, Return of the Living Generalist!)

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!)

I’ve gone native. (Or – Google’s UI and I are parting ways)

Today Google announced that they were releasing a new Composer for GMail. It’s awful.  They made the window small, and right justified it.  I feel like I have to crane my neck at an unnatural angle in order to see what I’m writing, and worse yet, they’ve turned my good old message composition interface into something … More I’ve gone native. (Or – Google’s UI and I are parting ways)