It’s not often I blog about my job, but I’ve taken inspiration from the idea of writing more about technical challenges. I was musing the other morning as I was preparing for a merging session, how what used to be a long winded manual process at the command line has been reduced to a single … Continue reading On Streamlining Merges and Builds
A few years ago I started work on a webapp for iOS to report delays on Montreal’s Metro. On the front-end it was pretty crude, more of an experiment than anything else. But it developed into something myself and a few other people found useful. My overall aim was to create something which behaved like … Continue reading The State of iOS Web Applications
I had lofty plans for my time off over Christmas, but in the end I mostly played Mario Maker on my 3DS, turning my hand to some fledgling level design. By the way, having missed the Wii U version, I’m rating this as one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played on a Nintendo handheld … Continue reading Mario Maker: World 1-1?
In this short article I’m going to show you how to setup Apache on macOS using Docker. Why use Docker? macOS includes a build in Apache server, but whereas in days’ past you could easily enable it with a simple checkbox, nowadays you need a bit of Apache knowledge to activate it. I’m not sure … Continue reading Apache on a Mac Using Docker
Nothing inspires a short blog writing like the “Eureka!” moment you get when something which was evading you clicks into place. I’ve been using Z-Shell for a while now as my primary shell of choice. However, I usually write my shell scripts in Bash. Occasionally I come across a situation where I have a shell … Continue reading IFS and Z-Shell
If you’ve got one or more Macs backing up to Time Machine via WiFi, how many times have you seen this? Backing up is the essential activity to protect the integrity of your data, so how did Apple’s famed backup technology become so unreliable? Allow me to regale you with a short history lesson, and … Continue reading Time Machine is Broken
I’d asked the question recently as to what happens if you add lots of items to your PATH variable in Bash, Z shell or your other favourite shell of choice. I didn’t find any straight answers, so I thought I’d experiment. The reasoning behind the question comes from the way I have my shell configured. … Continue reading All PATHs lead to…