Don't be too clever...

Posted on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 in Technology • Tagged with quote

Debugging is twice as hard as writing code.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are not smart enough to debug it.

Wildcard repositories with Gitolite

Posted on Sun, 15 Jan 2012 in Technology • Tagged with git, gitolite, scm

A while ago I upgraded from Gitosis to Gitolite. I've been using Gitosis for a long time and while there is nothing wrong with Gitosis, Gitolite just does so much more.

One of my favorite features is wildcard repositories which makes it super easy to have normal users create as …

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What's wrong with religion

Posted on Fri, 16 Dec 2011 in Religion • Tagged with Religion, Atheism, FUD

Yesterday a prominent Atheist died of pneumonia, a complication of esophageal cancer. Christopher Hitchens was the author of a book called "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything", today we are reminded of just how right he was.

The death tonight of Christopher Hitchens is an excruciating reminder of …

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iCloud Documents & Data sync - Part II

Posted on Fri, 04 Nov 2011 in Apple • Tagged with iOS, iCloud, Sync


Yesterday I updated my iPhone 4S to the new iOS 5.0.1 pre-release version which is supposed to fix the horribly battery life1 everybody have been complaining2 about since the release of iOS 5.

Unfortunately it also broke my secret iCloud dance and no matter of fiddling …

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About Technology

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 in Technology

While reading Public Parts by Jeff Jarvis I stumbled upon this little gem from one of my favorite authors.

Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
Anything that's invented between when you're …

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Unable to turn on Documents & Data sync in iCloud?

Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 in Apple • Tagged with iOS, iCloud, Sync


I have finally gotten all of iCloud to work! I've been using iCloud since the launch but I haven't been able to get "Documents & Data" to work before now.

I had checked and double checked every setting I could imagine and it still would not work.

Every device had Settings …

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Unfortunately, That Day Has Come...

Posted on Thu, 06 Oct 2011 in Technology • Tagged with Apple, Steve Jobs

Photo by Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle

This morning it was raining again for the first time in something like 10 days. My wife and I were driving to work, me driving, her reading the news about Steve on her iPad.

At first I dismissed it as another poorly written link bait generating post about the iPhone …

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Let's Talk iPhone

Posted on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 in Technology • Tagged with iPhone, Apple, Hardware, iOS

Let's Talk iPhone Today is the day we've all been waiting for.1 It's finally time for Apple to unveil the next iPhone and the next version of iOS.

No stream have been announced yet, and they are probably not going to do one as they really don't need to.

I personally hope …

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Did you remember your towel today?

Posted on Wed, 25 May 2011 in Personal

You should always1 know where your towel is, as you never know when you might need it!

  1. But even more so today as May 25th is Towelday 

Man I love ePub

Posted on Sun, 14 Nov 2010 in Books • Tagged with ePub, iPhone, Lisp, MIT, PragProg, Programming, Smalltalk, Stanza

sicp-coverI recently listened to a very interesting podcast from the Pragmatic Programmers featuring an interview with Uncle Bob. At the end they talked about a book Robert had recommended at the most recent RailsConf called Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.

It's an older book but it sounded like a …

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