Orthodox C++

It’s been quite some time since anyone has paid me to write C++, but once upon a time they actually did. Since that time, at least watching questions on StackOverflow, “modern” C++ has seemed increasingly foreign and arcane. Excessive meta-programming, compile time evaluation, references, traits, autos, lamdas, move constructors… Seems like one has to spend more […]

DigitalOcean Tutorials Pretty Much Rock

DigitalOcean tutorials are one of their best features (which is saying a lot as managing a VPS there is cheap and easy). There look to be hundreds of them, they are concise and explicit. From setting up and hardening Ubuntu, to installing the LEMP stack and WordPress, they made getting this site going a snap. Kudos […]

From GUI to CLI

So thus far I’m running an Ubuntu desktop on a Chromebook (mostly to play around with VSCode and dotnetcore) and this here Linux VPS running wordpress. Now I’m not a 100% *nix noob but pretty close. The last time I really interacted with a Unix system in a meaningful way was college (SCO and Irix). My first observation […]

Sigh… linux

I suppose it’s about time to finally really, really (no really I mean it this time) learn Linux. I’ve installed Linux multiple times over the years. I’ve compiled the kernel. Configured X windows by hand. Run unity, kde and gnome desktops. I’ve never actually done anything useful with Linux though. I install it, screw around with it a […]