Category Archives: computers

News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com

Hear, hear (or is it, “Here, here” — smile) News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com “Across the industrial spectrum, in organizations both small and large, we need more women leaders. The evidence … Continue reading

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Continuous Deployment == Fail Fast Software

I Just read Timothy Fitz’s post on Continuous Deployment: “This is a software release process implementation of the classic Fail Fast pattern. The closer a failure is to the point where it was introduced, the more data you have to … Continue reading

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OpenSSH and ControlMaster

I’ve been using tramp lately. It’s very cool but also often very slow. Yesterday I found this description of ControlMaster on linux.com. “OpenSSH 4.0 introduced an interesting new feature called ControlMaster that allows it to reuse an existing connection to … Continue reading

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so torqued up

A conversation in pictures It’s funny to me how people get so torqued up over IP stuff when nobody cares what they’re doing. John Gruber or Merlin Mann

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Software security – Blaming the victim

This strikes me as blaming the victim. If software updates were easy, stabile and automatic, then more software would be updated… An Analysis of Conficker …may be an interesting testament to the stubbornness of some PC users to avoid staying … Continue reading

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Please don’t give us software that works | ZDNet.com

Here’s an odd backhanded compliment to Apple’s iLife software: $800 Mac Mini? I’m all set, Apple | Education IT | ZDNet.com “However, even iLife has its drawbacks in an educational setting. It simply hands so much to the students that … Continue reading

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Restoration, time, energy, the never-ending suck

A few months ago I lost my old blog posts. I’ve got the MySQL database that contains them and have been hoping to use that to do the big restore but I’m thinking that that probably isn’t going to happen … Continue reading

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Semantic Solar System

A collegue pointed out this wonderful solar system diagram of various RDF languages: I’d like to see some sort of Halley’s comet racing through perturbing everything but that’s probably mixing metaphors too liberally (or literally but not littorally.)

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Yes Virgina, you can fool some of the people…

Sad, funny, story about quality, quantity and the consumer society: Interview: iPhone dev gets existential about “crap” apps “What High said next, however, is perhaps a bit more telling: ‘I think Apple does a good job of featuring apps that … Continue reading

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It’s not “gking” an apology for cl.net spam.

Someone exploited a hole on commonlisp.net to spam all of its mailing lists with e-mails purportedly from me. It’s not my fault but I’m still sorry.

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