10 May 2012
5 minute read
It’s no secret that most Americans hate the members of our legislative branch.
Polls show that 79% of Americans currently disapprove of the job that
Congress is doing (only 14% approve). I can only speak for myself,
but the disdain I feel for Congress is due to suspicion of a combination of
malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance. I simply don’t trust them to
represent me, and I don’t think most Americans do, either.
19 Mar 2012
3 minute read
As I had written in my last blog post, in order to upgrade my blog
from Wordpress to a static site like Octopress, I decided that while performing
the migration I would improve the syntax highlighting of OpenEdge ABL code
snippets. Obviously I’m no fan of the language, but it’s baggage that I’m
burdened to carry so I thought I might as well carry it with me in style.
05 Jan 2012
2 minute read
Welcome to my new blog design! I’ve migrated my blog posts from Wordpress
over to Octopress, which is a custom version of Jekyll with a sensible
default style and some additional plugins. It was extremely fast to get up
and running - after cloning the git repo you already have a
Octopress/Jekyll are static site generators, meaning that there is no
server-side rendering that takes place when you are viewing these pages -
load very fast, especially under heavy load.
20 Jun 2011
2 minute read
So I’ve just started coding a new Rails project - a frontend for the awesome
rtorrent BitTorrent client - and
already wasted a bit of time getting started due to outdated instructions for
setting up XMLRPC/SCGI on nginx from the
Here’s what I did, current as of nginx 1.0.4 and rtorrent 0.8.6: