An evening with Jason Fried from 37 Signals

I went to the 37 Signals event last night sponsored by CPB. The speaker was Jason Fried, who is a founder of the company, a designer and all around smart guy. Jason spoke mainly about small business. He presented a list of things that companies can do to become more productive and better at whatever […]

Talkinator and profanity

Just read an interesting new I, Cringely about a piece of software named Talkinator. The technology seems just like a new IRC for the web with some APIs and Web 2.0 style, but that wasn’t what caught my eye. What caught my attention was that Cringely states that Taklinator doesn’t allow profanity. Being that Inversoft’s […]

Restoring a SubVersion repository from an old backup

I have recently gone through the exercise of restoring a medium sized SubVersion repository from an older backup and wanted to share my experience with everyone. First, the problem: The problem After you restore the older backup, if any work was performed between the last backup and when the repository crashed, the repository will be […]

Open source operating system quest

While waiting to see if my X300 sells on Craig’s list and before I eBay it, I figured I would go back to my roots and install a bunch of operating systems on the machine. It is very new hardware and I wanted to see what else is out there. For those who don’t know […]

I can't sell a laptop on Craig's list????

So, some of you might have seen that my latest laptop purchase has been a complete disaster. I’ve decided to sell it and switch entirely to Apple hardware and software because at this point I just need an OS and machine that I can count on and is some form of Unix. The only ones […]

X300 first impressions

Got my Lenovo Thinkpad X300 last week and I’ve been using it for development for only a few days. Here are my first impressions: Pros Very lightweight Fast – the SSD drive seems to make some things pretty fast and the system is fast enough for the work I do Nice screen THE BEST KEYBOARD […]

Google Code could be EXTREMELY dangerous

I host a number of projects including JCatapult over at Google code. We use the wiki over there for our documentation because it is simple and centralized. The wiki is stored inside the SubVersion repository and when you update the wiki it performs a commit to the repository. Pretty straight-forward. One of the project members, […]