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!
I’ve noticed that as I get older, getting enough good sleep has become more and more of an issue…Read More Sleeeepy (And old :P)
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.
So, I finally did it. After a nearly non stop marathon reading of the last three books in the series (I wanted to read all the books before I saw the movies, and I’m very glad I did this. As always, the books have way more depth.), I’ve come to the following conclusions…Read More Why Many Hard Core Science Fiction / Fantasy Fans Hate Harry Potter
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
My wife and I enjoyed a long weekend vacation in Vermont a few days back…Read More Green Mountains on My Mind
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?
As I mentioned here previously, my last big job search after I got laid off from MIT was decidedly Not Fun…Read More Face, meet Mr. Concrete wall.
I received a piece of E-mail from Amazon a few days back apologizing about the fact that my pre-order of the latest Jim Butcher Dresden Files novel had been canceled, offering me a really cheap price on the print edition.Read More Dear Amazon and Penguin – Why Can’t You Kids Play Nice?