Tracking the upstream branch in git

This is more for me than for you. I love Git, but some of the most useful commands are incredibly idiosyncratic, involving various flags or punctuation ("git push remote »

The Curious Case of the Backwards Touchpad

There's one small change that comes with OSX 10.7 (Lion) that I'm finding fascinating from a user interface perspective: the reversal of scrolling direction with the touchpad. By default »

Why frameworks are not a silver bullet for rapid development...

It had been a while since I'd worked on my current OSX app. The code seemed strange and unfriendly. But after a few hours of re-introducing myself to everything I'd »

Eclectic Ruby, MIDI, and Dr. Von Funk

One of the things I like about the Ruby community is that it seems to attract and even encourage eclecticism. I suppose it was only a matter of time, then, »

Strange Conversation

Earlier this week, I built my first EC2 server from one of our templates, following (as far as I can tell) RightScale's best practices. It was to be our Continuous »

Source Code Time Capsule Succeed?

The last time I posted about this particular gem, my spam increased a thousand-fold and my blog became forever tied to the search term. You'd think I would have learned »