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|I had been waiting for a while to get a newer, real smart phone, like the cool kids. But i don't like the iPhone - it's just too closed (get a mac to develop on it? can't officially sync from linux?) and i'm tired of having to work around stubborn companies. The Palm Pre doesn't excite me. Neither do the latest offerings from RIM. That leaves Android devices. Here in Canada, Rogers has the HTC Dream (aka the G1) and Magic, which are the older ones, with slowish processors. I was just waiting for the Nexus One and when it became available, i jumped on it. Ordered an engraved N1 on tuesday at 19:00, and friday around noon, had it in my hands. Here are my impressions after a week of using it, the gist of which is that this phone is a WIN.|
by wiswaud on 26 March 2010 | 0 commentsquadcore CPU, 8GB ram, RAID-1 hard drives with lots of space, wired connection. My laptop, a Lenovo x300, is also great but in different ways: it's very small and sturdy, and still kinda fast, but nowhere near the desktop. So i work on both frequently - even within a single day i'll work on both. But i want my files to be accessible from both places easily, and synchronize them... But not all of them. And particularly not the hg /svn/cvs/bzr/whatever sandboxes: for those, i want to use normal DVCS flows, and if i need to move in-flight work i'll use mq patches. So what i came up with is this:
by wiswaud on 11 February 2010 | 0 commentsrackspacecloud.com. I've been using Amazon Web Services for a while, for Akoha and now for a client. In particular, using EC2 ("cloud servers" - on-demand virtual servers, basically), with EBS (attached storage, a little like iSCSI drives), and some S3 usage (cloud object storage, for storing server images, scripts, and all sorts of files). But Rackspace, a great and huge more traditional hosting / colocation company, has recently gotten in the cloud server game with their rackspacecloud offering. But how does it compare to AWS?
by wiswaud on 16 July 2009 | 0 commentspost on /. about Google releasing a Free NX server clone (Google Open Source Blog post), NeatX. That's good news for all - see below for why.
by wiswaud on 15 July 2009 | 0 commentsPEP-8 coding style, but quickly looking up some detail in the spec always takes more than a few seconds as it's rather verbose. So i wrote example python code that concisely shows all the PEP-8 recommendations in 1 page of commented code. You can download the PDF version or the raw script. Read below to see it inline.
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by wiswaud on 26 September 2007 | 0 commentsit's about to be "fixed" (it's not really a bug, it's meant that way for several reasons, but i'd argue that most of the time we do want to kill it).
by wiswaud on 4 September 2007 | 0 commentsadd the noatime,nodiratime,data=writeback mount options. It'll speed things up in a huge way. It may break things like mutt, but i always use noatime and i don't think i've seen many things break because of it (or, rather, i haven't been able to blame noatime to any of the little problems i've seen :) ).
by wiswaud on 9 August 2007 | 2 comments
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