I have been waiting for my system hard drive to fail for a while. It's not been a bad drive, except for the constant warnings that it's got a limited time to live - wait, isn't that the definition of a bad drive? I guess it could be worse, but... Anyway, last night I bit… Continue reading New system hard drive; AOMEI software worked about as well as one could hope.
Life has changed a lot lately. First, I changed employers; I've left Red Hat (for various reasons) and am now working for a company that will give me a little more direct purpose, along with an imperative for using Scala. (Did you see what I did there? Scala's typically a functional language, not an imperative… Continue reading A few thoughts for a Monday…
I'm admittedly really bad about keeping track of the things I'm supposed to be doing at any given time. As a result, I work best when something (or someone) is in front of me, reminding me that I need to do something by a particular time; I usually don't have a problem executing, but I'm… Continue reading To-do lists: todo.txt is awesome, but wunderlist is next
I've been trying to find a good, convenient analog for GNOME 3's screen capture utility on Windows 8.1, and it turns out the best of them seems to have been delivered with Windows itself. I'm really bad about screen captures. I don't normally think in ways that are easily expressed with visuals; I prefer fractured… Continue reading Screenshot capture on Windows: Microsoft wins.
The Synergy Project announced the release of Synergy 1.6 beta, which among other things offers an autoconfiguration mechanism. Synergy allows you to use one mouse and keyboard for multiple computers - almost like a software KVM (although chances are they'd say it was exactly like a software KVM.) I'd tried it before on Fedora and… Continue reading Synergy 1.6 beta released
One of the things that drives me crazy about Windows (among many) is the missing "compose key," a key sequence that allows me to enter unicode sequences easily. For example, if I want to use the word "clichés" properly, I want an easy sequence to enter, like I have on my Linux installation. Enter WinCompose.… Continue reading Compose Key for Windows