and finally, a snow storm broke out in hell today…

So for a large chunk of my life, I didn’t like using Microsoft products. Why? Well, a youth of Visual Basic 6 high school computing assignments for one. VB6 has made more money than God, but on the other hand it epitomised for my everything I disliked about Microsoft: it was slow, locked down to… Continue reading and finally, a snow storm broke out in hell today…

have i not got news for you

Maybe it was the SARS reboot that did it. Or Harley Quinn fans going to war with Sonic the Hedgehog fans. Or Election 2020 fever over the seeming inevitability of a Bernie Sanders candidacy and the apparent extreme socialism he will bring in (in the UK he’d be a fairly mainstream social democrat), or the… Continue reading have i not got news for you

rhel 7 to centos 7 migration: the road to happiness

So in my professional life I do a lot of work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It’s stable, rock-solid (mostly) and easy to use… but however unlike many distros, it comes with a subscription. This is fine: developers gotta eat, and however many anti-capitalist rants people like to go off on, if Linux wasn’t making… Continue reading rhel 7 to centos 7 migration: the road to happiness