Many years ago, I gave up Windows as my primary operating system. After a multi-year run in Linux, I adopted the Mac platform in 2002 and haven’t looked back. Lately, however, as a developer I feel ignored and under-served by Apple. To this end I’ve played with Chromebooks and non-local-machine-based development. However, with the release of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), I believe the Microsoft ecosystem is currently offering a comparable experience at a competitive price point with more performant hardware.Read more
Hyatt Regency New Orleans Review
On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 we checked into the Hyatt Regency, New Orleans next to the Superdome on Loyola Street. We were using this hotel as our home-base for our trip to NOLA to finalize details around cake, catering, accommodation, flowers, etc. for our wedding in 2018.
We were given room 2250. While there’s much to recommend the hotel: the dining amenities, nearby restaurants and conveniences, as well as its beautiful decor, we had an issue with cigarette smoke befouling our environment that was, in the end, so poorly handled by management that we will not be using this hotel for room blocs and which cost them a whole 3 stars in my rating.
In a recent disscussion the developer community “The Practical Dev” asked how we, as developers, keep track of what we’re working on so we remember where to start next time. Many of the respondents had advice about time tracking or to-do lists. I read the question as a question about technology and less about process.
My answer was that:
Tmux + doing my work on my @digitalocean droplet creates great continuity in process for me. I rarely break the context (~years).
I’ve been working in this development “style” for...... Continue
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