Submitted by lishevita on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 21:10
Git, Bazaar, Subversion...
Back at Amazon in 2000 we used CVS. It was the first time I'd ever used a command line version control system. I stayed with CVS as my versioning system of choice until 2005 when I started using Subversion on a contract. Aside from the fact that I had to alias the word "cvs" to "svn" because I kept mistyping, I decided that I really liked svn better.
Submitted by lishevita on Sat, 06/20/2009 - 05:21
Of a place for learning and doing and saving the world with a combination of high and low tech. It would be a place where the "maker philosophy" would be spread. Instead of focusing on how bad the world is, we'd focus on how to take the world into the next phase.
Submitted by lishevita on Fri, 06/19/2009 - 02:25
I have been thinking about the ways in which life is art. How you live your life, the way that you shape your days, what you choose to do with your time, is all part of a tapestry. Parts of your life become stories, myths or even legends. Some of your life may be strikingly poetic. Single moments may be paintings in the eye of memory. And then there are the physical artifacts that you create or change: your home, the food you cook, maybe even literal paintings you draw or films you create.
Submitted by lishevita on Tue, 06/02/2009 - 01:41
This is Hot Mama's Espresso in Walla Walla, Washington. It's become sort of my home away from home (away from home) while I'm visiting my son for the summer. It's run by Cathy Rasley and her daughter Jenny.
Submitted by lishevita on Mon, 03/23/2009 - 20:47
Ed. note: This post is part of the Ada Lovelace Day blog posting event on March 24, 2009.
My mother's mother was not an ordinary girl of the 1930's. First off, she never should have lived. She was born extremely premature to an unwed mother in a time when premature babies didn't have any chance, and an unwed mother had no support.
Submitted by lishevita on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 09:24
I just read about the SciFi channel's idea to change its name to SyFy and make itself more mainstream. It seems that they want to separate themselves from the geeky, nerdy image of Science Fiction and be "cooler". My first thought? DOH! How stupid can they be?!
Submitted by lishevita on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 21:27
In ice skating, it's almost always the tiniest things that make the biggest difference in a move. Just the slightest lean, the tiniest change in position of the knees or the shoulders, or the placement of hands can change everything. When it comes to the subtleties of body positioning on the ice, the eyes are the first key to everything. Even from the very first day that a new skater is on the ice I start telling them the first of all my coacherly mantras: "Where ever your eyes are looking, that's where you are going."
Submitted by lishevita on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 23:35
It's been three months since I was laid off my job at fring, and I'm still working out just what I'm going to do with myself when I grow up now. I'm thrilled to be back to my life as an independent contractor, but I suffer from having too many ideas and too many opportunities. Believe you me, I'm not complaining! I'm just taking some time to contemplate the situation and decide how best to prioritize my time.
Here's the rub: I can't bring myself to do just one thing. It's simply not in me. My parachute isn't a single color. It's a rainbow!
Submitted by lishevita on Sat, 03/07/2009 - 07:35
This is re-posted from another journal of mine which is mostly friends-locked. I'm posting this here because this site gets a wider range of readers, and also because people outside my small circle of friends are more likely to feel comfortable commenting here, and I would, very much like to read your comments or blog posts on the subject of homeschooling.
Submitted by lishevita on Mon, 03/02/2009 - 14:46
If you are not familiar with the Nigerian Scam
yet, you may live in an email-free bubble. This is one of the most popular ways to separate naive and overly trusting people from their money. I won't bore you with the details, you can click the link above and find out about it if you don't know what I'm talking about.