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Mon, 26 Dec 2016

The last bookbinder on the Lower East Side http://lithub.com/the-last-bookbinder-on-the-lower-east-side

Fri, 16 Dec 2016

My holy grail on self-hosted blogs like this Ode system? Self-hosted comments. Disqus is far from ideal.

Wed, 30 Nov 2016

My new favorite TV show is @BetterthingsFX http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/better-things/about

AdamW on Linux and more: I don’t like computers https://www.happyassassin.net/2016/11/04/i-dont-like-computers

Hacker Noon: Why you shouldn’t use ‘var’ anymore in JavaScript https://hackernoon.com/why-you-shouldnt-use-var-anymore-f109a58b9b70

Use SmtpJS.com to send email with JavaScript http://www.smtpjs.com

Rubyland.news is a new Ruby aggregator http://www.rubyland.news

Tech Beacon: Is object-oriented programming dead? Not by a long shot http://techbeacon.com/object-oriented-programming-dead-not-long-shot

Cybersecurity analyst fixes what's broken in NTP (and there was a LOT to fix) http://boingboing.net/2016/11/29/ntp-the-rebirth-of-ailing-fa.html

Tue, 29 Nov 2016

The European Ruby Revolution http://devonestes.herokuapp.com/the-european-ruby-revolution

Fri, 25 Nov 2016

Gizmodo: A Stupid Simple Router for Super Lazy People http://gizmodo.com/a-stupid-simple-router-for-super-lazy-people-1764670728

Sun, 20 Nov 2016

freeCodeCamp: A Gentle Introduction to Data Structures - How Linked Lists Work https://medium.freecodecamp.com/a-gentle-introduction-to-data-structures-how-linked-lists-work-5adc793897dd

Gizmodo: Deleting the Facebook App Could Save Up to 20 Percent of Your Android's Battery Life http://gizmodo.com/deleting-the-facebook-app-could-save-up-to-20-percent-o-1789189589

Honeybadger: A Rubyist's Guide to Big-O Notation http://blog.honeybadger.io/a-rubyist-s-guide-to-big-o-notation/

Fri, 04 Nov 2016

Sacha Greif: A study plan to cure JavaScript fatigue https://medium.com/@sachagreif/a-study-plan-to-cure-javascript-fatigue-8ad3a54f2eb1

Fri, 21 Oct 2016

Can I Program Yet? Notes as I Learn Coding and Software Development by Darga http://blog.dargacode.com and http://dargacode.com/

Twitter is broken due to a DDoS attack. The AP story I pulled downplays it quite a bit -- it's not just the East Coast, and it is continuing into the afternoon. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-dyn-attack-20161021-snap-story.html

Mon, 17 Oct 2016

I just discovered the Ember Weekend podcast https://emberweekend.com

Creating encrypted documents with Vim https://linux-audit.com/using-encrypted-documents-with-vim/

Jazz Advice indeed has a lot of good jazz advice http://www.jazzadvice.com

Sun, 16 Oct 2016

Bloc: I’m Considering a Coding Bootcamp: Should I learn JavaScript or Ruby? https://blog.bloc.io/im-considering-a-coding-bootcamp-should-i-learn-javascript-or-ruby/

Wed, 12 Oct 2016

One guy's Google interview prep can be everybody else's computer-science tutorial https://github.com/jwasham/google-interview-university

Sun, 04 Sep 2016

I could almost run OpenBSD 6.0. http://www.openbsd.org/60.html. When I'm allowed to abandon Citrix on an ice floe, that is.

More on what TrueOS (ex-PC-BSD) is all about https://www.trueos.org/more-on-trueos/

PC-BSD has rebranded as TrueOS. Doesn't run on AMD/ATI, so I can't try it https://www.trueos.org/2016/09/01/pc-bsd-evolves-into-trueos/

Fri, 02 Sep 2016

Blogging with Markdown, Dropbox and Rails by Piotr Chmolowski http://pchm.co/posts/blogging-with-markdown-dropbox-and-rails

Thu, 01 Sep 2016

The Ruby Weekly newsletter led me to Sam Koblenski's excellent tech-heavy blog http://sam-koblenski.blogspot.com. I especially like the Tech Book Face Offs http://sam-koblenski.blogspot.com/search/label/Tech%20Book%20Face%20Off

Mon, 29 Aug 2016

We ate at @oleegousa twice this weekend -- it's that good. My new No. 1 at @WestfieldFS #ShermanOaks

Why Linus likes the GPL license more than the BSD

Fri, 26 Aug 2016

Our 13-year-old can't wrap her head around life without the Internet and smartphones. How can I blame her?

I've been thinking about the pre-web, pre-smartphone days. That is all.

It feels like a month since I took the Twitter and Google News apps off of my phone. Still have them on the tablet, but not the phone.

The great people at @laptopkeys got me typing 'n' once again

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

Shopify is a huge e-commerce web-site provider, and they use Ruby on Rails https://engineering.shopify.com

Sat, 20 Aug 2016

Yelp, thank you for withholding your content because I'm using a tablet and don't want your stupid app.

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

Will Fedora 22 OpenShot run on Fedora 24 and solve the "OpenShot 2.x is horrible" issue? Only one way to find out.

You think you can do what you do on a laptop with a tablet if you add a keyboard and mouse. But you can't. Creating content remains a "real" computer's game.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

Audacity is having a screen-rendering issue in Fedora 24. Bug report: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1347053

I've probably edited 100 videos with the "old" OpenShot, but I can say without reservation that the new OpenShot has gone to hell

Sun, 10 Jul 2016

Older versions of Citrix Receiver, aka ICAClient, are available. I'm thinking my particular apps like 13.0 better than 13.3.

Thu, 16 Jun 2016

OMG, the @railstutorial by @mhartl https://www.railstutorial.org/book

The /now page movement -- it's what you're doing now http://sivers.org/nowff and http://nownownow.com

Tue, 14 Jun 2016

Coding Horror: It's a UNIX system, I know this https://discourse.codinghorror.com/t/its-a-unix-system-i-know-this/4378

Wed, 08 Jun 2016

I set up Ruby on a CentOS 6 server. It was Ruby 1.8.7. Makes my 1.9 Pickaxe book seem timely.

Fri, 03 Jun 2016

.@fkarlitschek already left @owncloud, and now he forks the project and starts Nextcloud http://karlitschek.de/2016/06/nextcloud

Sat, 28 May 2016

Fedora's yumex-dnf has been broken for about a week. The issue is with dnfdaemon, and a fix is on the way https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1338564#c18

Update: The fix is in. Yumex-dnf is working again.

Wed, 25 May 2016

As I do occasionally, I used GNOME 3 instead of Xfce 4.12 today to start my work. It all fell apart when the GNOME screenshot utility barely worked.

Update: I mapped GNOME Screenshot to alt-P instead of PrintScreen, and that works, but it's hard to choose the type of image I want, which is JPG, and the only way to make it work is to take the PNG offered and convert it later.

In contrast, the Xfce screenshot tool works with the PrintScreen key and makes any kind of image I want with no complaining.

Mon, 16 May 2016

Acousticmusic.org has a large archive of old guitar catalogs, best I've seen http://acousticmusic.org/research/history/catalogs #gibson #fender #martin #epiphone

How to get a developer job in less than a year (Free Code Camp blog) https://medium.freecodecamp.com/how-to-get-a-developer-job-in-less-than-a-year-c27bbfe71645

United RPMs is a new repo for Fedora https://unitedrpms.github.io

Fri, 13 May 2016

The Firehose Project - A hands-on intro to building modern web applications with Elixir and Phoenix http://phoenix.thefirehoseproject.com/

What @gitlab has to say about @github's pricing changes https://about.gitlab.com/2016/05/11/git-repository-pricing/

Sun, 01 May 2016

Great posts at Jazz Age Guitar http://www.jazzageguitar.com

Fri, 29 Apr 2016

Mebe – The Minimalistic Elixir Blog Engine https://blog.nytsoi.net/mebe

Elixir and Phoenix: The Future of Web APIs and Apps? http://blog.carbonfive.com/2016/04/19/elixir-and-phoenix-the-future-of-web-apis-and-apps/

Evan Miller: Elixir RAM and the Template of Doom http://www.evanmiller.org/elixir-ram-and-the-template-of-doom.html

Sun, 24 Apr 2016

Termux brings a Linux command line, apt-like package manager and Debian-like repo to Android http://termux.com

Tue, 19 Apr 2016

Perl is a DevOps power tool http://www.i-programmer.info/programming/perl/9649-with-the-rise-of-devops-perl-shows-its-muscle.html

Sun, 17 Apr 2016

Building a reading queue in Ember and Phoenix, Part 1: getting started with Phoenix https://medium.com/@diamondgfx/building-a-reading-queue-in-ember-and-phoenix-part-1-getting-started-with-phoenix-521a19814ae5#.l77gs8eh8

Sat, 16 Apr 2016

In San Francisco, a call to 'Build, baby build!' http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/business/economy/san-francisco-housing-tech-boom-sf-barf.html