Last year Brian Herbert, Brandon Rosage and I met up in California and on a whim asked ourselves: ignoring what we know Crowdmap to be today, what would our ideal crowdsourced mapping service look like?
Turns out you can invoke Sublime Text 2 to write your git commit messages, if you so desire.
Almost 9 months after the fact, my post about automating server backups to SpiderOak has proven to be popular, so I thought it was time to update it with the latest build of my script.
How I'm handling feeds and link sharing in a post-Google Reader world.
If you've ever tried playing Warcraft on a synergy client, you'll no doubt have encountered the crazy camera issue in which, when attempting to rotate the perspective, the camera spins radically out of control around your character. Here's a quick fix that worked for me using a Mac OS X Lion (10.7.1) server and a Windows 7 SP1 client running the game.
Prior to 10.7 Lion I was able to reliably use my MacBook Pro with an external monitor as it's only enabled display by simply closing the lid, attaching the display and pressing an input key on an external keyboard. When heat was a concern, I could reopen the lid after this and the internal display would remain off.
If you're experiencing bizarre behavior in Chrome, especially slow downs, crashes or unresponsive tabs, resetting your user profile for Chrome often helps resolve the issues.
Google+ makes it easy to categorize your family and friends into circles and focus the content you share, but we don't always communicate in a predictable manner that fits into neatly organized groups. Should Google+ turn things upside down and let users opt-in to my circles?
Instant is a rapid search engine for not only quickly looking up spells and items, but finding upgrades, comparing gear based on class and spec-specific usability weights, and building and sharing collections of items with guildmates.
A while back I wrote a custom bash script for managing my backups, which I have setup to run as a cron task each night. It grabs all the user home directories, optimizes and exports the MySQL databases, and copies my MongoDB stores. It neatly compresses all of them and places them in a backup directory. It then fires up Dropbox or SpiderOak to push the backups to the cloud, and ultimately sync it all back to my local machines here in the office. It works flawlessly and gives me a lot of peace of mind.