I'm moving from WordPress to Blogger. Don't get me wrong. WP has been good to me. The price has been right and the product works as expected. I'm bummed about the WP iPhone app because I know it could be better. Recently I have been using Blogger as sort of a tweet and Google+ gateway and it has been working nicely. I even like their website for creating content. In the next couple of days I'll be moving my content and see how that works.
Crossover between personal, professional and work social networks is a challenge unto itself. Should former coworkers or mere acquaintances put my birthday in their calendar or read access to possible family drama.
Is about being right or being the winner and not the people.
It's also about blaming the system instead of one party or the other... Because failure to come to any agreement resets the clock to pre-Obama time. It also increases federal revenue and decreases expenses.
I have a new perspective on benchmarks. If you have two things that are supposed to be the same thing or provide the same function... if the benchmark is not the same then they are not the same.
If they are really supposed to be nearly identical... say (a) implemented in python and (b) implemented in Ruby, then if you want to compare the benchmarks then you are also comparing their individual JITs, libraries, miscellaneous cruft, and coding style.
As I read an article on MBassador and Gauva... It's impossible for them to provide the exact same functionality or reliability... so what's missing may be as important as the benchmark when making the selection.
Meteor is pretty cool. The "live" development model is even cooler. My only concern is that it creates some unreal expectations for big data -type applications such that if their model for sync'ing the clients would breakdown at the 10K level.
The only reason for not using GitHub, BitBucket or Kiln is because you have cruft in your source that you know should not be there. Whether it's passwords, personal information, some VERY serious intellectual property or just some very poorly written or designed code.
Otherwise you are not giving up much except friction.
If you're going to show me how to construct monads using Python or some other language where it might not be ideally suited then you really should spend a few paragraphs describing the thing you are going to describe in the simplest terms possible!
Some months ago I reviewed Mosh (mobile shell). At the time I wrote the article I was looking at the project as a user with a secure view of the world. Now, with the help of a troll, I have rediscovered Mosh, however, it is still "a bit of a pit". This time I have some new complaints.
There is a presentation on the Mosh site. The speaker knows the project and is probably the project owner or lead developer. I'm not certain. He tells the audience about what is wrong with standard terminal sessions and how they developed this mobile communication protocol that rides somewhere between the various layers of SSH and so on. Since the website touts that they are more secure... by inheritance they are as strong as the weakest link but this was an earlier argument.
Then he talks about predictive local echo. The idea here is that in a normal terminal session your keystrokes are not actually echoed on the terminal (unless you have local echo turned on) but represent the output of the…