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Now that iOS 8 offers other keyboards, here’s the one I want

September 21st, 2014

I want a new keyboard. Not swype. I want Morse Code. Dot. Dash. And a space. That, and of course learning morse code. Then I could type out a text without looking. And I could hear a text without looking.  It can be done.  Once I am good at it, it would be awesome. Talk […]

How Apple Could Have Done Something Cool w/6

September 21st, 2014

I want a smaller phone. NOT a bigger phone. Give me this, with basic touchscreen functionality (and really awesome voice control): That would be great when I’m going out somewhere, want a phone, to get texts, to read tweets, maybe call someone, meet up with some buddies at the game, take great quality pictures and […]

Vim, Codeigniter and easy unit-test running

January 15th, 2013

I like to edit with vim. I have quite a lot of plugins and it’s a pretty complete IDE at this point. I love the modal editing, one key commands, and that it’s on pretty much every server and Mac or Linux install (or, at least it’s ancestor vi is; I alias vim to vi […]

PHP Phing GrepTask

November 7th, 2012

My current deploy system is a series of PHP scripts. It works pretty well but is hard to follow and undocumented. Because I now work in an large corporate IT environment, standardizing is important.  I decided to move to PHP Phing for deploy. I’m not all the way through the conversion process but I think […]

BigIP F5 header max size collides with CodeIgniter’s bizarre session class

October 18th, 2012

I recently had a problem at work. My development box is on the company network, and only accessible via our company VPN.  It is not, though, behind one of our F5 routers. This caused me a big headache recently. I deployed a major web site release and had to roll back after several hours of […]

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