Dear NETGEAR: Why is your router so flaky?

Dear NETGEAR technical support department: Several features of my (very new, purchased in the last month and a half) NETGEAR WGR614 v7 home wireless router appear to be either quite simply non-responsive to any configuration changes that I make in the web-based configuration screens or so flaky that they are all but useless. Specifically, the […]

Why isn’t skill development a primary focus for employers?

There is always a ton of discussion about the business of programming by programmers and project managers alike. Of course, there are always (at least) two sides of this coin: the programmer and the client. For employed developers (such as myself), the client is typically also the employer, and this creates a situation that is […]

No-Framework Ruby on the Web using eRuby on Mac OS X

I have a suspicion that there are a lot of web developers out there who, like me, are eager to start learning more about Ruby but who are stunted by the incredible amount of unfamiliar conventions that are used in Rails. For many of us, our first introduction to Ruby was (or is) through Rails […]

I’m ahead of my time (again)

This story of air pollution from leaded fuel sources being linked to violent behavior is eerily similar to the Reapers of Joss Whedon’s Serenity. GMail gets IMAP (finally!). I really am not that all different; I’m just ahead of my time. From the article: “Young people aren’t choosing computer science majors because they take technology […]

WordPress Collapsible Archive Widget 2.1 BETA with Collapsible Month Lists

I went searching for a WordPress widget that enabled me to place a collapsible archive control much like the ones available in Blogger blogs “archives” widget a while back. With a little googling, I found a plugin that did almost exactly what I wanted in Ady Romantika‘s Collapsible Archive Widget. After a few days of […]

The 10 Geekiest Leopard Features I Will Probably Love

This is already horribly old news, and by old I mean several days ago since that’s about as fast as it takes technology news to grow old, but Apple is releasing Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” at the end of this month. Apple is calling this release a “major upgrade,” and indeed Apple has rarely […]