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Wed, 16 Sep 2015

The Linux Setup - Jim Whitehurst, President/CEO, Red Hat

The Linux Setup - Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat by @steven_ovadia http://www.mylinuxrig.com/post/129154618674/the-linux-setup-jim-whitehurst-presidentceo

Mon, 14 Sep 2015

Apple fan's advice: Avoid any iPhone 6s with only 16GB of memory

Apple fan's advice: Avoid any iPhone 6s with only 16GB of memory http://www.zdnet.com/article/dont-buy-a-16gb-apple-iphone-6s-4k-video-live-photos-bigger-apps-and-ludicrous-price-per-gb-make-it

Xfce is fast and productive

Xfce is fast and productive. And stable. And configurable.

Sun, 13 Sep 2015

I build an app, Part 1: Hashes (aka key-value pairs) are easy in JavaScript (and even in Java) ... plus my coding bio

I like to learn by doing. I'm reading and typing in code and futzing around with it. But I had an idea, and I'm betting I can learn what I need to make it happen.

The idea is a "What is this acronym?" app, where there's a web page, the user types in an acronym (or partial acronym) and gets in return a list of possible full names for that acronym.

Nothing too crazy, and I'm going to keep it as simple as I can.

I want to do it as a single-page JavaScript app. Call it "just a web page with some interactive JavaScripty elements." Is that an "app"? (Don't know, don't care).

I'm choosing JavaScript for this project because I want to keep it simple. And I want to learn JavaScript.

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Wed, 09 Sep 2015

Playing with Java arrays and JavaScript objects

Today I started playing with Java arrays.

I'm also trying to figure out JavaScript objects at the same time.

(The Javascript is for a project I'm cooking up. I'll focus when I'm ready to focus.)

Tue, 08 Sep 2015

The future of JavaScript is almost now

The future of JavaScript is almost now http://sdtimes.com/the-future-of-javascript-is-almost-now @sdtimes #javascript

Tue, 01 Sep 2015

What is the future of Perl programming?

What is the future of Perl programming? http://qr.ae/RFQMAb