The CUTE Journey

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Every now and then you will find yourself needing to install a really old Ubuntu version. I stumbled into this with CUTE and Scintilla. You see, the RedDiamond project really needs to jump ship from QPlainTextEdit. The syntax highlighting available in that module is horribly inefficient. If you never have more than a couple thousand […]

Long Hours Kill You

The WHO (World Health Organization) recently published a study claiming working long hours will kill you. I agree, though I routinely do it. Here’s the difference for me. I routinely work 80-90+ hour weeks when on a project. This is an on-site project far away from home. I don’t do touristy things. I don’t often, […]

CS Graduate Falsehoods

What should be the #1 entry on this list of CS Graduate Falsehoods is missing: Agile is valid Software Engineering Otherwise that list of computer science graduate falsehoods is rather good. No list could be complete, but, other than missing Agile, that list does a good job of identifying computer science graduate falsehoods. Some recent […]