Aeron Woes

I have an Aeron chair at my desk at home. Confession. I got it in April when I moved to New York City. The only piece of furniture that I had that I couldn't move in my (now former) car was my desk chair. I found a good deal on an Aeron chair and I rationalized to myself that the cost of the chair was actually about the cost of movers.…

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Documentation Emergence

I stumbled across a link somewhere along the way to a thread about the Pyramid project's documentation planning process. It's neat to see a community coming to what I think is the best possible technical outcome. In the course of this conversation Iain Duncan, said something that I think is worth exploring in a bit more depth. The following is directly from the list, edited only slightly: I wonder whether some very high level tutorials on getting into Pyramid that look at the different ways you can use it would be useful?…

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9 Awesome Git Tricks

I'm sure that most "hacker bloggers" have probably done their own "N Git Tricks," post at this point. But git is one of those programs that has so much functionality and everyone uses it differently that there is a never ending supply of fresh posts on this topic. My use of git changes enough that I could probably write this post annaully and come up with a different 9 things. That said here's the best list right now.…

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6 Awesome Arch Linux Tricks

A couple of years ago I wrote "Why Arch Linux Rocks" and "Getting the most from Arch Linux." I've made a number of attempts to get more involved in the Arch project and community, but mostly I've been too busy working and using Arch to do actual work. Then a few weeks ago when I needed to do something minor with my system--I forget what--and I found myself thinking "this Arch thing is pretty swell, really.…

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Task Updates

Life has been incredibly busy and full lately and that's been a great thing. I've also been focusing my time on big projects recently rather than posting updates here and updating the wiki. And then I have this day job which basically counts as a big project. While I like the opportunity to focus deeply on some subjects, I also miss the blog. tycho is conflicted about something. Shocking. In any case, I want to do something useful with this space more regularly.…

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Update Pending

It's been a while since I've written one of these "clip posts," but there's no time like the present to get started with that. I hope everyone out there in internet-land is having a good end of the year. I'll try and get a retrospective/new years out in the next few days, and avoid belaboring the point here. As I said last friday it's my intent to focus here on shorter/quicker thoughts, and focus my free writing/project time for work on longer projects (fiction, non-fiction, perhaps some programming.…

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Longer Forms

A friend asked me a question (several weeks ago by publication) on a technical topic and I spent most of the next few days writing a missive on database administration strategy. That seemed like a normal response. I was delighted to find that: I liked the voice, I enjoyed writing the longer document, and there are a dozen or so other related topics that I wanted to explore. So, apparently, I'm writing a book.…

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