Viewing posts from August, 2014

I'm a Linux guy and I use .Net

Why would any self respecting Linux enthusiast use .Net for anything? The short answer can be summed up in one word: Mono.

Ballmer Saw This Coming

Steve Ballmer reccently stepped down from the board at Microsoft and a few tech sites reported this as being unexpected. It seems mainstream media is suffering from short-term memory loss; no one can remember what happened more than 2 years ago, 2 months is about the limit. Too much has happened over the past few years to view current headlines in an appropriate context so I thought I'd help remind people what Balmer was up to at MS.

Diagraming software is terrible

I hate pretty much all diagramming tools. Visio is too expensive, Dia uses an ancient version of GTK+ and crashes when exporting, Calligra Flow crashes a lot and doesn't work on anything but KDE, LibreOffice Draw is pretty much the only one that isn't completely terrible but the canvas size is fixed and it defaults back to the selector tool after every operation. However, this whole HTML5 thing is finally starting to pay off.