I Actually Miss Outlook

I never thought it would come to this but I actually miss Microsoft Outlook since converting to a Linux-based desktop at my new role. I’m using Evolution but it just falls short in several ways and none of the alternatives do anything to reduce my frustration in dealing with email. Evolution Hangs Evolution hangs for […]

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Welcome, SSL!

It’s been long overdue… techslaves.org is now SSL-enabled (and the default) thanks to Dreamhost‘s super-simple support for Let’s Encrypt! For ages, I rebelled against the Certificate Authority trust model, which I perceive as a racket. Let’s Encrypt essentially plays the same game, but with slightly different rules. I believe privacy is important. It’s not everything, […]

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Time Management with Trello

I have been using Trello to manage my time, tasks and projects for several months now and it’s the most satisfied I’ve been with any particular tool to date. It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s generic enough to use for almost anything. Throughout my time using Trello, I’ve developed a framework to implement the processes that […]

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Well that was fast!

Not even 24 hours after moving iSight Disabler over to GitHub, the repository has already been cloned twice and received its first pull request. It took me longer to get around to merging the request then that time between creating the repo and the pull request! I realize that two clones and one pull request […]

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Regular Change Windows

I am a proponent of change management (CM). I value the function, even if I sometimes despise the bureaucracy found in typical implementations. At $work, we follow fairly well established CM process. It’s not perfect and it has bureaucratic elements but it’s well understood and mostly respected. Regular thinking about process improvement has led to […]

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