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Hostile to Vista, maybe

January 9th, 2008
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Incredible pun found in a message from Gary Stark, about Vista not coping with IPV6 addresses in some cases.

Humor, Software

GEDCOM to Graphviz

October 10th, 2007
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familytree.pngWhile looking for a utility to parse GEDCOM (Genealogy) files, I ran across Matthew Gray’s blog, where he talked about writing a ruby script to parse his GEDCOM file and produce a .dot file for Graphviz.
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Geneaolgy, Software

Getting Real

October 7th, 2007
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I just finished Getting Real, a book by 37signals. I bought the PDF version, but it’s available online for free as well.
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Reviews, Software, Web Design

Software Is Hard

October 5th, 2007
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Kyle Wilson’s description of Chandler’s development, taken from Dreaming in Code, immediately reminded me of my experience with On Technology. Not that it was also a Mitch Kapor company, but that it was a similar bunch of very smart programmers without any business constraints, trying to build a utopian system. The result was predictable.

I guess I need to read Dreaming in Code now.

Software