Technology curriculum needs to be more exciting

I'm going to complain about the quality of technology education in this article. I know that some schools do get it right.


Why did America fall in love with the universe in the 1960s?

I recently gave a presentation at school over NASA's budget, and I stressed the importance of having that budget increased. My arguments were solid, but my audience wasn't interested.


Love, Hate, Linux

I have much of a love / hate relationship with Linux. From a philosophical standpoint, I love the idea of a free, open operating system that I can modify as I see fit.


How CVE-2014-0160 let us show the power of puppet

CVE-2014-0160 which recently made headlines because of it's massive impact across the large majority of Internet-based services has allowed us to show that the return on investment with puppet is greater than 0. Here's how.


NewsBlur CLI

Yesterday, I spent a few hours and wrote up a perl application to allow me to use NewsBlur from the command line. I've been thinking about this for a while, and the problem finally overflowed yesterday when trying to read some feeds in Firefox actually crashed the browser.


Slim Framework, Route Groups, and Parameters

Yesterday, I was writing a new sub-endpoint for an API based in Slim Framework. For this API, the routes are kept in separate files for organizational purposes, but also because route groups didn't exist at the time; so I thought I'd give them a shot.


A few socioeconomic issues causing me to lose sleep

I should preface my concerns with a few humanizing facts because the next paragraph is going to have some depressing undertones. I love life.