Category Archives: Programming

When Delete Is Really Remove

The rsync man page boggles my mind in similar ways to the rrdtool man page. So let’s say you want to use rsync to pull files from location A/sender to a specific location B/receiver and then clean up location A/sender. See the files are on location B/receiver after the sync, so there’s no sense in […]

The Year in Lists

Top Five Albums of 2008 1. The Sea and Cake – Car Alarm 2. The Constantines – Kensington Heights 3. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive 4. Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust 5. Deerhunter – Microcastle Top Five Films of 2008 (note: I have yet to see any of the […]

The Pains of a New Machine

So L. surprised (and graced) me with a new machine for Christmas. She got me a new 2.4 GHz Macbook, that’s truly the bees knees. And yet, what a pain in the butt. How, you ask? Let me explain. As a hardcore nerd, I’m fairly set in my ways (read: downright anal) when it comes […]

There Goes the Neighborhood

I’m pretty pleased to report that I went 2 for 2 on talk proposals for PyCon 2009. The panel I submitted and the talk I submitted were both accepted for the annual Python Conference. Panel: Functional Testing Tools The purpose of this panel is to allow the maintainers to introduce (or reintroduce) their functional testing […]