Category Archive: Computers

Feb 25

Grabbing Titles & URLs with a Bookmarklet

The following is fixing the wrong problem, but often technology is easier than people problems. $WORK removed the ability to use plugins with Chrome without having to go through a bureaucratic process lasting weeks. One tool I’ve found useful is the ability to copy the title and link of a page to the clipboard and …

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Feb 12

Developer Personality

DZone is conducting a survey of Developer Personality Types along the lines of a Meyers-Briggs analysis. They plan to shortly release the results, but will leave the “quiz” up after. If you’re curious about your developer type, you can take it at: Full Personality Test Short Personality Test Here’s my results from the full test …

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Jan 13

It’s a Trap: Losing Faith in Protex

Protex snippet match does not behave as expected.

Jan 12

Part of what makes Open Source analysis “interesting”

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Open Source Zone. — Not Rod Serling Consider a …

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Jan 02

How to make Ubuntu Snappy no longer snappy

In wishing to test my Snappy Swarm — scripts to run Docker Swarm under Ubuntu Snappy (work in progress, but almost ready for a release) — I decided to try running the scripts inside a Virtualbox instance spawned by Vagrant. kvm doesn’t work inside virtualbox, so qemu was the way to go. I’m modifying the …

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Dec 26

Advent Calendars for 2014

It’s a bit late, perhaps, but here’s a list of some of the advent calendars for 2014. QEMU Perl 6 Advent Calendar Catalyst Java Advent Calendar Gopher Academy 2014 Calendar Free Font Advent Calendar 24 Ways to Impress Your Friends A huge list of Advent Calendars can be found at Qiita. A “Planet” aggregator for …

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Dec 24

Merging Records with Uncertainty

I’m in the process of revisiting and migrating a service I’d first written almost five years ago; one of the backend data sources has changed (drastically!) so I’m looking at refactoring as well as streamlining in the process — parsing the new backend takes longer than the old. Part of the reason for doing so …

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Nov 14

Free Cloud Resources

This is a quick list of “free” cloud resources. Mirantis Openstack Express (Developer) Rackspace Developer + Google Cloud Platform Trial Openshift Free Elephant Postgres (free) Redis Cloud ClearDB (mysql) Stackato Cluster (up to 20GB)

Sep 16

Docker Volumes Quirk

When specifying volume paths in a Docker run command, extra slashes can cause things not to work properly.

Jul 27

Using Openstack/Devstack Floating IPs from outside

I hope that this is of use to someone. After many hours of tearing down, building up, programming routers, etc., I’ve figured out why my devstack wasn’t allowing access from floating ips. I knew that the address was resolving (arp -a); I just couldn’t ssh to it (or do anything else with it) It was …

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