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Fog Creek Nailed Enterprise Mercurial Needs With Kiln

Today, purely out of boredom, I created a trial Kiln account. Fog Creek is well known for pampering programmers, I wanted to see how they built an offering out of Mercurial. If you are reading this, there is a 90% chance that you found my site via Google while searching for something Mercurial related. Yes, […]

Please adopt /etc/vendor

If you package and distribute any kind of POSIX operating system (i.e. it has an /etc), please consider adding a file named /etc/vendor with the following format to your offering: DistroName DistroVersion DistroDomain An Example: Foonix 1.23 foonix.com One of the biggest headaches for anyone hoping to support as many free operating systems as possible […]

Snap Shots got snappier :)

Snap Shots recently turned a year old. I liked their idea, generating very fast ‘on-the-fly’ previews of the page that a link will deliver you in a small, unobtrusive caption box. I’m a slow adopter, I wanted to watch how things went before I added their service to my blog. Today, I joined Snap Shots […]

Top ten laughably bad tech ads

What a month for top 10 lists. C-Net has gathered the 10 worst tech ads of all time (yes, you can watch them) in a really funny compilation. With so many really really idiotic advertisement campaigns to pick from, C-Net felt the need to repeat the process, with a second top 10. All in all, […]

More sensible caching for WordPress

Tummblr has released a working combination of many efforts to improve CPU use of WordPress caching. The key difference in this modified plug is rather simple, pages are compressed once, stored and served many times rather than compressed upon each request asking for gzip. On a busy blog (or farm of blogs), this can significantly […]

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