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Computer Breakdown and Upgrade

Sadly, I found that my old desktop won’t boot up anymore. I’ve had this desktop since January 2006, and a lot of learning was done on it. I’d say a 5 and 1/2 year run with no failures was pretty … Continue reading

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My Switch to Dvorak, 3 1/2 years later

Somewhere around February 13th, 2008, I switched my primary keyboard layout to dvorak. This means I’ve been a dvorak* user for a little over 3 1/2 years now! I have no intention of going back to the normal qwerty layout … Continue reading

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Wayland (and how we’ll transition out of X)

I’ve talked a bit about why Wayland is cool. I really think that this architecture is where the graphics environment needs to go. It does have some hurdles to overcome, chiefly the sheer volume of applications target towards X11. Luckily, … Continue reading

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Wayland! (And why its cool)

Wayland is a pretty cool project. Its often characterized as an “alternative” to the X11 system. This characterization is made by people who don’t know a ton about graphics environments and don’t realize just how flexible Wayland will make graphics … Continue reading

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Updates, Updates, Updates

What have I been up to lately? A lot of my coding activity has been tied to work. I feel this is a pretty normal transition for someone who went from the university to work full time. Work tends to … Continue reading

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Internet Generation and Industry

Short list of industries that will have to deal with the way the internet generation does things…. (aside from the obvious RIAA issues) TV companies. Probably 50% of my friends do not subscribe to cable. This includes my friends that … Continue reading

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Ideas to re-sharpen your skills

As any coder can attest, its necessary to make investments of time to keep your skill sharp. Just because you have a shiny degree isn’t an excuse to  slack off! A few months of investigating concurrency or performance problems in … Continue reading

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Diving into AVRs!

I’ve been using PIC’s for quite a while now. I like the PIC platform, but decided to switch it up and try out the AVR microcontroller platform from Atmel. Its pretty popular, and you can’t go a day on hackaday.com … Continue reading

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March Ubuntu Hour

We’re mixing it up with the San Diego Ubuntu hour this month! Instead of having Saturday morning coffee like the last few, we’ll be having this Ubuntu hour at a Panera Bread Horton Plaza downtown during the week! The March … Continue reading

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Anti-regression Training: git bisect (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 In part 1 I talked about how git bisect can save your project a lot of headaches, and how it can save you as a developer a lot of grief. Here in part 2, I’ll go … Continue reading

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