So, it has been 14 months since I have posted anything. I have had a lot to say over those months, but developing the urge to sit down and write about them instead of doing more "stimulating" things has been hard. I really want to start getting more things down …read more
Since I bought my new laptop a few months ago and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it I have not been able to adjust the brightness of the backlight. Until yesterday, this had not bothered me much; I typically use my laptop in well-lit rooms so the extra brightness was …read more
Last Friday (03FEB12) I had the first code review for a major new feature I'm currently working on. The design and implementation of this feature are my responsibility, and I'm the only one working on it, so I feel a significant amount of pride, responsibility, and ownership. From this overly-sensitive …read more
When I started this blog I knew my updates would be infrequent, but I didn't expect to go ten months without one. I've had many ideas for posts, and other things, in that time. I have tried different methods to help me remember these ideas, from sending myself emails to …read more
So, after a 12-day hiatus, the site is back up. I lost yet another hard drive in my web server, and I foolishly was not making regular backups. Won't be making that mistake again.
Anyway, I should have the follow-on to that STEM post soon, though with PyCon mere days …read more
Well, when I said I would be posting infrequently, I didn’t expect to go three weeks between posts. I’ve had the thoughts for this post floating around in my head for the past couple weeks, but only today have they coalesced into something coherent.
The issue of skills …read more
Welcome to my little piece of the Internet. I envision this blog becoming a repository for my activities in and opinions on software development and computer science, occasionally with a note on some of my other diversions. I’ll avoid much commentary on my day-to-day job, though some will be …read more