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LG Smart TVs are incredibly dumb.

Smart TVs are dumb. There, I said it. Lots of people agree too: John Siracusa hits the nail on the head with his article: CES: Worse Products Through Software In December, NDP Group reported that people only use TVs for watching video in Internet Connected TVs Are...

Coda 2.0.1 fails to parse some SSH config directives

This morning I upgraded to Coda 2.0.1 and was unable to connect to any of my remote sites. The following error popped up on each attempt to connect to a site: "An SSH config file contains one or more errors. Please correct them to use this file." I did some debugging...

deflate & gzip: I was wrong

UPDATE: I was wrong about being wrong! In the comments section below, Billy Hoffman has pointed out that gzip compression is still incredibly useful, and that I should do better research. ;)   Today I had to rethink how I serve data to my users. According to an answer...

Git is magnificent.

Git is magnificent. No single tool has saved me as much time, effort, and sanity as Git and I recommend it’s use to every developer, designer, and power-user I know. What’s so great about Git? I had planned to sit down this evening and write an article...

My new Bitcoin mining rig “Newbie”

Given that I built this system 2 weeks ago it isn’t quite “new” but it mines at around 750-800 Mhash/sec, or 1 bitcoin every 2 days (via deepbit). I think that’s pretty respectable. Here’s the rig that I’ve christened...