December 7, 2013 10:00 PM
December 7, 2013 9:00 PM
How many different ways can a person configure a standard LAMP1 server? The answer for many people would probably be the same: there is only one proper way to configure a LAMP. Yet it seems that every time I write some code that works just fine on 99.9% of all standard Apache-powered web servers, that 0.1% chance comes back to bite me in the worst possible way. This happened recently on a quick project I offered to help Richard Howell with; the ADNPhotoClub site.
December 3, 2013 8:00 AM
Carl Sagan was one of the most prolific and gifted astronomers in recent memory who had a gift for words. With a simple parable he could call into question all of the evils mankind befalls upon each other. He could also give us a great many reasons to hope for something greater. The following quote is one of his most well-known allegories, and it continues to hold a great deal of meaning.
December 2, 2013 8:00 AM
Over the last few months I've been reading through some of the very first blog posts I had written. They cover a rather rough time period between 2000 and 2003, and chronicle some of the difficulties I faced over those four years. From the jumble of words written down on paper shortly after cleaning up my apartment and assessing what was taken in the robbery to the struggles I faced in the first year after moving to Vancouver. It's quite the interesting collection of ideas. Most of the ramblings are just a paragraph in length, with most being less than 300 words. A lot has changed since then.
December 1, 2013 12:00 PM
Reiko and I are working on a web service together. This is the second time we've tried, and the first one that might actually turn a profit. For the most part we're in agreement to how the system should work and what sorts of things it needs to do for the different markets we'll have it in. One are where we differ, though, is on the topic of pricing. I believe the product should be paid for by the client, while she thinks it should the supported by ads and freely available to everyone. Which of these options is the most realistic way forward, though?