Category Archives: midlength

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Exchanging Work in Progress with Mercurial

The Problem I work with other people on software projects. Sometimes it would be really handy to be able to exchange unstable work in progress with other developers, without having to commit the work as a permanent changeset in our … Continue reading

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I Grieve for Mozilla

I don’t know how many of my readers have been following this, but it’s been a big thing in the tech world this past fortnight: Mozilla appointed Brendan Eich as CEO; three board members stepped down; there was outrage on … Continue reading

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I Wonder If I Could

Be warned: this article is a personal reflection. I’ve always said that I value being willing to try new things. But I realised the other day that this doesn’t actually explain all of the unusual things that I do. For … Continue reading

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Using My PC as a Temporary Wifi Access Point

Last weekend there was an electrical storm which took out my wireless access point. My Ubuntu desktop PC is wired and also has a wireless card, so today I set my mind to a temporary wifi solution until I get … Continue reading

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Lord of the Dance

Regular readers will know that I enjoy dancing. When I dance, I am a leader with a single follower: my dance partner. In life I am a leader with many followers: at work, church, and in other areas of life. … Continue reading

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