Monthly Archives: August 2011

Topic Glimpse: Distributed Issue Tracking

One topic that’s been getting explored off and on for the last half-decade is distributed issue tracking. The idea is that, with distributed version control systems like Git and Mercurial,…One topic that’s been getting explored off and on for the … Continue reading

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Chrome vs. Firefox: August 2011

With Firefox making various controversial decisions lately, like wanting to remove the version number from the About dialog and following Chrome in removing http:// from the address bar without any…With Firefox making various controversial decisions lately, like wanting to remove … Continue reading

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Open Source: The Scientific Community in Technology

tl;dr Free/open-source software is to producing software as science is to accumulating knowledge… science just had a “different upbringing” and more time to build up formal structures. Note: This was…tl;dr Free/open-source software is to producing software as science is to … Continue reading

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“Tangled” and Disney’s Big Weakness

Since rediscovering and posting my little essay on the problem with having a big bad, I’ve been thinking on how this relates to the problems in Disney “cheapquels” and their…Since rediscovering and posting my little essay on the problem with … Continue reading

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Why Disney Cartoons Grow Up With You And Looney Tunes Don’t

Note: I originally wrote this in April of 2009, but I forgot about it until recently when I started tidying up my notes on how to write better fiction. Many…Note: I originally wrote this in April of 2009, but I … Continue reading

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Why A Big Bad Is A Bad Idea

Note: I originally wrote this at the beginning of December of 2008, but I forgot about it until recently when I started tidying up my notes on how to write…Note: I originally wrote this at the beginning of December of … Continue reading

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Notes on notification-daemon

Just a few brief things I’ve learned about notification-daemon while trying to make mine less annoying: It’s been five years and notification-daemon is still effectively undocumented as far as I…Just a few brief things I’ve learned about notification-daemon while trying … Continue reading

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