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, […]Read 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 […]Read 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 […]Read More The One Feature that Keeps Me Addicted to Chrome
It feels like there are new security issues around WordPress every week.Read More Oh WordPress, I love you but you make it so hard…
Recently, pretty much the entire geek/fandom community was in full on mourning over the death of fantasy author Terry Pratchett.Read More GNU Terry Pratchett
For years my Android using friends have been revving about Swype.Read More Oh Swype, Where Have You Been All My Life?
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