Monthly Archives: March 2011

Using and learning Git

Any time you want to be able to keep track of all the aspects of a project, particularly to be able to roll back the state of a set of files to a previous version, you want to use version … Continue reading

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Using Ruby to learn to program

I got interested in the possibility of learning Ruby after seeing Ruby for Kids: teach programming by writing games in Ruby on Reddit last month. I’m still not “ready” to dive in, but I did want to line up a … Continue reading

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Really? We’re still manually running system diagnostics, Microsoft?

Ran across this item from the NYT: Tip of the Week: Running Windows Diagnostics. I guess it’s great that you can run a diagnostic tool whenever you want in Windows, but come on: is it really necessary to tell users, … Continue reading

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Emacs Artist Mode

Emacs really is quite an extraordinary program, and there are many who have used it extensively over many years. There’s a lot of cool things that have been invented to take advantage of the Emacs environment. For example, there’s this: … Continue reading

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