GitHub: Instantly Beautiful Project Pages
April 3, 2012
Ever pushed a new project to GitHub and wished you had the time or talent to make a beautiful page for it? Stop wishing. We're proud to present the new GitHub Page Generator. via github.com Very nice new feature.
Purdue at Night
March 26, 2012
I am at Purdue to give a CFEngine talk and visit some old colleagues, here are some photos I took during a night walk right after checking into my hotel. I graduated in 2001, and the last time I visited was almost 10 years ago. Time really flies, there are many new things in campus (including the shiny new Computer Science Building, which I had never seen), but so many others remain unchanged.
Learning CFEngine 3 has been released
March 24, 2012
I am ecstatic to announce that the book is now officially released! via blog.cf-learn.info I am so happy :-)
Analytics put to a good cause
March 15, 2012
Well, here's a good use of web analytics. From LinkedIn: Seeing a lot of daily digests piling up? Diego, we noticed you haven't visited lately. To help keep your email tidy, we've switched you from daily emails to weekly digests from this group - we hope this suits you better! Actually useful.
A dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta doo doo | The Sun |News
March 13, 2012
via thesun.co.uk Poor dog, but hilarious video.
March 12, 2012
A collection of useful .gitignore templates via github.com Useful resource.
Heart Stop Beating | Jeremiah Zagar on Vimeo
March 2, 2012
via vimeo.com Amazing - a continuous-flow artificial heart. You can live without a pulse.
Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
March 2, 2012
Rod Morris/www.rodmorris.co.nz The story is simple: A bunch of black rats almost wiped out a bunch of gigantic bugs on a little island far, far away from most of us. A few dedicated scientists, passionate about biological diversity, risked their lives to keep the bugs going. For the bugs to get their homes and their future back doesn't depend on scientists anymore. They've done their job. Now it's up to the folks on Lord Howe Island.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) - YouTube
February 17, 2012
via youtube.com Beautiful.
Lists of Note: Henry Miller's 11 Commandments
January 31, 2012
COMMANDMENTS Work on one thing at a time until finished. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring." Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time! When you can't create you can work. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
Changing "message:" protocol handler from Sparrow back to Mail.app
January 25, 2012
After using Sparrow for a while, I have decided to switch back to Mail.app. However, even after setting my default email client to Mail.app, all my message: links (for example, from messages dragged from Mail.app into Things) were opening in Sparrow. After some experimentation, I figured out what happened: I switched the default email client from Sparrow to Mail using Mail's preference panel: Apparently this switches the application for the mailto: protocol, but not for message:, nor for .
How to remove a subproject/submodule to a git-svn repository
January 25, 2012
To sum up, you delete the offending directory and then run something to the effect of git filter-branch --index-filter \ 'git rm --cached --ignore-unmatch path/to/the/formerly/misbehaving/module' via ignoredbydinosaurs.com I accidentally added another git repository to a git-svn repository, which makes it die when trying to push the changes. This technique helped me fix it. Documenting mostly so I remember when it happens again sometime.
nwdiag - simple network-diagram image generators — blockdiag 1.0 documentation
January 23, 2012
nwdiag generates network-diagram image file from .diag file. .diag file is similar to DOT file (graphviz’s). You can get diagrams like this. blockdiag.com via @saintaardvark Very useful, like Graphviz but specifically for network diagrams. You can probably obtain the same result with Graphviz with the appropriate amount of dot magic, but nwdiag makes this very easy. Other useful graph types in sister projects: http://blockdiag.com/en/index.html
Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2012 - The Big Picture
January 22, 2012
via boston.com A-ma-zing. All made from ice.
The Joy of Books - YouTube
January 18, 2012
via youtube.com Wow, the amount of work that went into making this makes me dizzy.
I broke my Zagg Smartbuds :(
January 13, 2012
The cable caught on my knee while working out and snapped off the microphone unit :( Hope to get it repaired or replaced, I love these headphones.
How One Bit of Stupidity Could Have Brought Down a Multi-Million Dollar Media Company | Peter Shankman
January 13, 2012
the man sitting next to me was reading proprietary information, information that could be very, very damaging to this company if in the wrong hands, and he couldn’t have cared less about it via shankman.com Fascinating, scary story. It's amazing the things people do in airplanes (particularly on their laptops/iPads/phones) as if no one was watching them. Situational awareness is very important.
The Restart Page - Free unlimited rebooting experience from vintage operating systems
January 8, 2012
via daring fireball.net Awesome. So many memories.
National Geographic Photography Contest Winners: 2011 - The Big Picture
January 6, 2012
via boston.com It's been a while since a linked to a Big Picture set, but this one deserves it. They are all beautiful photographs.
January 4, 2012
We know how hard it is to find quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. We've done the hard work, hand-selecting these typefaces and presenting them in an easy-to-use format. via fontsquirrel.com Lots of nice, free fonts.
Fraser Speirs - Blog - Misconceptions About iOS Multitasking
January 4, 2012
Let me wrap this up by giving you a quick summary: If someone tells you that all the apps in the multitasking bar are running, using up memory or sucking power, they are wrong. When you hit the home button, an app moves from Active to Background and quickly to the Suspended state where it no longer uses CPU time or drains power. An app may request an additional 10 minutes of Background running to complete a big task before becoming Suspended.
CFEngine posts moving to cf-learn.info
January 4, 2012
I have been blogging about CFEngine here for a while (it's my most frequent tag). As of now, I'm starting to post all CFEngine-related posts to http://blog.cf-learn.info/, which is part of the web site for my book "Learning CFEngine 3". In this way, I intend to group all CFEngine-related content over there. I will still cross-post relevant things here, but if you want to stay fully up to date on my CFEngine writings, please subscribe over there as well.
Pile still left to process in my year-start GTD review. Trying to start the yr with a clean slate/desk. The wine helps
January 2, 2012
via Tweetbot for iPhone
cf-cmd: A command-line tool for running CFEngine snippets
December 27, 2011
After building the typical "test bundle" scaffolding in an editor for the hundredth time, I decided to do something about it. The result is the cf-cmd command. via blog.cf-learn.info A little useful script I wrote for making it easier to test CFEngine code snippets. Follow the link to see the full details.
15 Years Ago Today
December 22, 2011
15 Years Ago Today Apple acquired NeXT. Not a bad move. via daringfireball.net Not a bad move indeed. I loved NeXT computers and NEXTSTEP, and I'm happy every time I see its legacy on my Mac.
Reading on multiple media
December 20, 2011
A couple of days ago I finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I thoroughly enjoyed it (I may post a longer review later on, but I really liked learning the "behind the scenes" of much of what I witnessed from the outside over so many years). With this book, for the first time, I decided to conduct an experiment. I got the book as an audiobook (from Audible, playing on my iPhone), as an ebook (using Kindle on my iPhone) and also the hardcover physical book.
New website for "Learning CFEngine 3"
December 15, 2011
I'm happy to announce that the website for my book is now live at http://cf-learn.info/. In this website you will find: General information about the book. A discussion forum for any type of questions, feedback or suggestions about the book. Downloadable code examples from the book, plus (over time) many other new examples. List of Errata, and access to the Errata system at O'Reilly A blog devoted to the book and to CFEngine.