Category: Tech

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First look at Vim 7

The final release of Vim 7 is just around the corner, and it brings a number of new features to the venerable editor, including spell…

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Two years with WordPress

I started this blog in 2004, with WordPress 1.0. The domain is older than that, I ran Dissociated Press using a few other blogging tools,…

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Jargon mumble synergy!

How is it that companies that spend millions on product development seem incapable of hiring someone who can write clear, concise product descriptions? Been working…

The Open Road: Linux System Performance Tools

This month, I’ll present a few system tools that can be helpful when trying to diagnose your Linux system’s health, improve performance, and so on….

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Tool of the Month: cdargs

This month, I’ll discuss cdargs, a tool that simplifies using the command line. cdargs is a handy little utility that provides browsing and bookmarks for…

Perl history and plans for the Parrot next-generation interpreter

Change can be scary, especially for those who have grown accustomed to the status quo over a period of several years. And in the programming…

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Perl history: A look at the plans for Perl 6 evolving from Perl 5

Perl is somewhat unique among programming languages, largely because its inventor, Larry Wall, wanted his creation to resemble a natural language. For the most part,…

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What Python Can Do for the Enterprise

With all the attention focused on Java and C#, companies may be missing out on a programming language that might be better suited to their…

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Nuclear winter? More like global warming

Is mainstream acceptance for Open Source a “nuclear winter” for the software industry? I certainly hope so. Some argue that Open Source and Free Software…