Why I keep Windows on my Mac

For work, I use both Mac and Windows systems. But when away from my office, I take my MacBook Pro (along with my iPad and iPhone) . Unfortunately, there are some tasks that simply can’t be done in OS X — primarily because a software vendor has opted not to… Read More

Life with a low-bandwidth connection

I recently purchased a small farm in a rural area of Washington’s Olympic peninsula. We have all the basics: heat, water, and power — but (so far) no high-speed Internet. I can live happy without the Web for a few days, as I’ve done when traveling into the backcountry, but… Read More

The Summer Server Project – Part 3: It lives…and serves.

Not exactly the most exciting page is it?

….it lives. After some time hacking away at the code and ultimately learning a few things about Python, I’ve got a basic workable server up and running. Here are some of the basic features: It serves basic static content (HTML, JavaScript and CSS). The bulk of this is done with… Read More

The Summer Server Project – Part Two: VM Setup

Recap and Introduction In the last article, I introduced what I plan to be a summer long project – writing a basic web server with the intention of learning more about networking. In this article, I outline what I’ve done in the last few days which, although small, gives a… Read More

The Summer Server Project – Part One: Introduction

Introduction Let me start this article with a not so profound claim: I know nothing about networking. Well, nothing might be overstating things but if I had to pick one area where I lack any semblance of detailed knowledge, all things networking would be my impulse answer. This became really… Read More

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Learning the Commandline – Looking at files

By now you should know your way around the file system and how to move around (if you don’t, go back and read the other articles. This is a series after all ). You may have wondered, “I have all these files, how do I see what’s inside them in… Read More

Learning the Command Line – Editing files

Terminal — nano — test1-1

In this session we are going to learn one way of editing text files in Terminal. Back in the day there was pico. This was the editor part of the Pine mail program used in *nix. It was a very simple plain text editor used to create mail and text… Read More