Archive for August, 2010

Aug 27 2010

Refactoring some Factor code

Published under Technology

Most of the software I work with is very practical. At Oasis Digital we mostly create line-of-business enterprise software, and even when I step away from that, I usually pick up a tool or language that has a good likelihood of mainsteam adoption. Sometimes, though, I like to really stretch my mind. For that, it’s […]

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Aug 23 2010

What is the Best Git GUI (Client) for Windows?

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I adopted Git as my primary source control tool a couple of years ago, when I was using Windows as my primary (90%) desktop OS. Since then I’ve switched to 75% Mac OSX, but I still use Git on Windows for a few projects, and I get a lot of questions about Git on Windows. […]

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Aug 19 2010

I Admire the Ruby Community

Published under Business

(I have cross-posted this to the Oasis Digital blog.)   Over the last year or so, I’ve spent perhaps 50 hours rethinking what kind of business Oasis Digital should be. I’ve studied business models. I’ve made spreadsheets. I’ve looked around that numerous other consulting firms. The results of all that… are slowly emerging. Stay tuned. In […]

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Aug 19 2010

Sometimes, Establishing Expertise Doesn’t Pay Off

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Recently I analyzed the relative payoff from different types of work I’ve done in my career to date. Some of the work has paid off reasonably well. But one particular bit of it stands out as a counter-example to common wisdom: Between 1997 and 2000, I spent countless hours on the BDE Alternatives Guide, a […]

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