If you’re going to this weekend’s Random Hacks of Kindness, it’s worth your time to familiarize yourself with some collaboration tools. Read on for an introduction to some common tools.
I like to-do lists. Every day I’m either making one or maintaining one. I don’t trust my brain to remember lists, so I write them down. Big whoop, you say, and so do I. Lists are nothing special. And yet, many people don’t take advantage of lists and instead keep their to-do items in their … Read more
For years my personal site has been an embarrassment. I avoided writing new posts so I wouldn’t have to link to them, its design was that bad. Having quit my job last month, I spent some time working on a design I could be proud of. Last Friday I silently launched that design.
This new … Read more
Recently I’ve been debating between a Macbook Pro and a Macbook Air for developing on-site. They’re nice machines. I like the portability of the Air but want the power of the Pro. I also want a tablet device for its portability and to explore touch interactions. Ideally, I’d have all three for leisure use (iPad), … Read more
I hate non-deterministic tests, which is why I strive for a completely fresh testing environment for each and every test. In-memory databases make this much easier (and faster). Python makes it easy to construct file-like objects for tests instead of relying on files on a filesystem. When testing an application which must hit the filesystem, … Read more
On My Mind
I’ve often wanted to try making ginger beer at home. My Dad sometimes spoke about having a ginger beer plant in his childhood farm home in England. They kept it in a closet.
An old document on OpenSSO. I’m not sure how it still applies to OpenAM.