Category: Tech

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Vim tips: Using viewports

A lot of folks use Vim, but many exploit only a small percentage of the editor’s features. Sure, you might know how to do the…

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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,…

What Jerks…

Okay, so I read on Slashdot (is a link really necessary?) that Microsoft has put up a program called FlexWiki under an Open Source license……

The Open Road: Ethereal

This month, I’m going to wrap up discussion of network troubleshooting tools. So far, I’ve covered netstat, tcpdump, and ngrep and sniff. This month, I’ll…

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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,…