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The dilution of the operating system

As you might know, I resigned from a position I had for exactly 10 years, exclusively supporting Microsoft .NET development. That was a couple of months ago. Without “having” to stay on Windows anymore in my new role, I’ve been

Posted in Apple Stuff, Computers and Internet, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Uncategorized, Windows

Using Vagrant to create a reproducible, multi-machine, virtualized dev environment (IaC)

This is another piece of very cool technology that I ran across recently. Imagine that for your software development project, you want to bring up virtual machines on your workstation. For example, image you might use: Name=webserver 2GB of RAM,

Posted in Apple Stuff, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, Linux, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows

Troubleshooting an overheating MacBook Pro

Since I’ve been doing more stuff on MacOS lately, I’ve been using the MacBook. I’ve found it to be wildly unstable! I mean, one second it’s fine, and then the screen would freeze or it would reboot… or it reboot

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State of mobile app development (November 2015 edition)

Wait a second… Who am *I* to give the “state of” an entire industry? Well, I’m nobody – but I am pretty familiar (at the coding level) for all of the relevant technologies, and I have come to an extremely

Posted in Apple Stuff, ASP.NET, Azure, Best-practices, Cloud Computing, Computers and Internet, Development Tools, General, Infrastructure, JQuery, Linux, Mobile, New Technology, Open Source, Organization will set you free, Professional Development, Security, Uncategorized, Windows, Windows Store, WindowsPhone, XAML

Moving from Linux, back to Windows 10 and Office. Ugg.

I’m defeated. I’m crawling back, with my tail between my legs. Linux has failed me. I REALLY wanted a non-Microsoft, non-Apple alternative to computing and Linux has come SO far! So, I’ve blogged several times about the transition one might

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Qubes – the most secure operating system that exists!

My brother John pointed me to this article: This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked (thehackernews)http://thehackernews.com/2015/10/secure-operating-system.html which describes a little bit about a new operating system called Qubes. Despite being intrigued, even after reading I

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Could you switch from Windows to Linux? (2015 Edition)

Here’s a little foreshadowing: I wrote most of this blog post in Blogilo on Ubuntu. Despite me saving a draft, Blogilo crashed at one point – when it came back, I can’t find my draft anywhere. I look on the

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