Personal Projects

I’m starting to gear up for some personal tech projects – there’s a number of itches I want to scratch, and the itch is getting stronger. Part of the motivation was running across the “12 factor app” website a few days ago, and thinking about how to design modern IT and web services. Anyone who […]

Heartbleed OpenSSL and Password Management

In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, I think we need a new feature supported in all password managers – the ability to en masse flag all passwords as compromised. Once this happens, when you visit a site with a flag password, you are prompted to change it. Further, you could look at a […]

This Is Such Crap

Google, please stop trying to make us sign into everything under the sun (on iOS) with our Google accounts. I understand Mail and Drive, but Google Maps was trying to push me into using a Google Account recently. Today’s attempt to make me sign in is YouTube, by putting the “Use YouTube without a Google […]

Ruby On Rails

So, I’m late to the party, apparently, but if you’re trying to get a web service and a RESTful API setup in quick order, Ruby On Rails may well be your best bet. There’s a lot of things that it does well, and quickly, but getting out of your way is not one of them. […]


Or why my next desktop may well be a Linux PC. Let me start this by saying that I’ve been a Mac user since I was 4 years old. In 1984, my dad brought home a Macintosh. A while later, we upgraded it to be a Mac Plus. This started a trend, and there’s a […]