Monthly Archives: August 2006

Making your Rails app mobile with WAP and WML

I’d been wanting to make my Ruby on Rails based San Francisco Sailing Weather site available for mobile / cell phones. Now that I’m on vacation in Germany I had a stretch on a train ride where I was able … Continue reading

Posted in Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Software Engineering, WAP and WML | 6 Comments

Trafeoffs of aggressive filesystem partitioning

Most systems administrators will tell you it’s important to partition your install into anywhere from 4-7 discrete patitions (or slices if you’re in the BSD camp). While I think it’s good advice in certain cases, the headaches of mis-guessing disk … Continue reading

Posted in FreeBSD, Linux, Systems Administration | 2 Comments

Encrypting sensitive files on Mac OS X

I was looking for a solution to keep my financial data (quickbooks, excel, important documents, etc…) encrypted on OS X so that if my laptop were stolen, lost, etc… I wouldn’t have to worry about it. I also like to … Continue reading

Posted in Desktop, OSX | 1 Comment

Apple is just as proprietary as Microsoft

People love to complain about how Microsoft is too proprietary, and rightfully so. Linux/FreeBSD users can make that claim freely but when Apple users make it I cringe. Microsoft has done some “bad” things with API’s and interoperability and is … Continue reading

Posted in Desktop | 19 Comments

My favorite family PC support moment

Almost every good nerd gets the pleasure of being the family’s go-to PC support person and it’s always great fun to sit around and swap amusing stories with fellow nerds. When I gave my dad his first PC about 8 … Continue reading

Posted in Links | 4 Comments