As developers, we know that backups are important. We backup our computers, databases, servers, and use version control. Everything is backed up for that “awe crap” moment that is inevitable. This mindset is so engrained into our workflow we don’t give it much thought. It’s just the way it’s done. Backups shouldn’t end at work. […]Read more "Developers – Have a Backup Plan"
Via the Verge: Today, Seattle design firm Invisible Creature released three gorgeous new space-themed travel posters commissioned by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for a 2016 calendar that will be given to NASA staff, scientists, engineers, and government officials. JPL will also release digital copies of each month’s artwork for free, but you can buy physical prints of […]Read more "NASA Space Posters"
In our ever-connected world unplugging is hard. It seems like we are trained to amuse ourselves every waking hour. We have lost the ability to be bored and let our minds wonder. The Wright brothers, who pioneered flight, at the turn of the century have an inspirational story. When they started dreaming about flying they […]Read more "Work Ethic from the Wright Brothers"
Taskwarrior has a short list of advice and quotes for open source maintainers. Some of my favorites:
Every change will ruin someone’s day. They will be sure to tell you about it. The same change will improve someone’s day. You will not hear of this.
People will threaten to not use open source software because it lacks a feature, thereby mistaking themselves for paying customers.
Many new users will submit feature requests, just to show that they are knowledgeable and clever. They don’t really want that feature, it’s a form of positive feedback.
I am a big fan of the application launcher Alfred. To call it an application launcher is an understatement as it is very powerful. In my day to day usage I probably only use a quarter of its entire feature set. One feature I’ve been using a lot more of lately is its snippets. This […]Read more "Alfred Snippets"
Seven links for your weekendRead more "Sunday Seven #1 — GitHub, VC, Twitter, and more"
One of my new years goals this year is to read more, specifically 20 pages a day. I’m happy to report that I’ve only missed two or three days so far this year. I’ve already read six books since I started and well on my way to finishing three more. During my research for this goal, […]Read more "Buy many books at once"