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Connections, Leadership and Dick Costolo

Connections, Leadership and Dick Costolo

I haven’t met Dick Costolo yet, but did have a near-miss dinner w/ him several years back. Just before he accepted a role at Twitter, I noticed him traveling to SFO a bit + reached out one evening in an attempt to grab dinner together. We missed each other because, as he put it “…oh [...]

Don’t install TortoiseSVN v 1.6.2?

Don’t install TortoiseSVN v 1.6.2?

Update: TortoiseSVN 1.6.3 is stable and works well — jbminn A friend of mine forwarded this to me a few days ago; I filed it away under ‘refer to later’.   Later just arrived, as I saw someone tweet about a TortoiseSVN issue on Vista. I’m relaying this here in the hope that it saves folks [...]

Ajax Logfile Viewer – revisited

Almost two years ago, I wrote a log file viewer that asynchronously tails a log file & updates a <div> inside a a page.  As a courtesy to other engineers, I posted about it. The funny thing about that is, although it is one of my most widely *viewed* posts, there are only a few [...]

Twitter’s impact on my 2008

Twitter’s impact on my 2008

For those who’ve been around me for more than a few minutes, you know that I like to be silly, enjoy a great diversity of music, have deep loyalty to family & friends, know a bit about technology, and have strong opinions on almost everything (just ask me).

A very systemsy day

I’ve done more systems work today than is typical. The mail server, after a brutal spam thrashing that began 24 hours ago (see below), has been turned back on with updated Spamassassin rules, enhanced by the always awesome Mailscanner interface.  I’ve also completed the earlier-mentioned theme update. And, moments ago, I reenabled twitterfeed.  I’m feeling [...]