Update Irregular

I'm sorry that I've not posted here very much recently and also that the links in this post will be pretty unadorned. I'll make up for it with table of contents:

Ok, so it's not much, but lets get started.

New Posts

While my posting volume has gone down, I have posted something since the last update post.

Rest assured that there's more stuff in the pipeline.

Lost Posts

For some reason, that I haven't figured out and don't really care to, for a number of months, my posts from July of 2009 went missing. Usually this wouldn't even be worth mentioning, except I July of 2009 was a big month for me writing wise--I'd just moved to the east coast, I had my first real tech job and my mind was full and I felt on fire. I consider a couple of these posts to be "tychoish classics." The good news is I've found them, so here they are:

They seem to be arranged alphabetically rather than sequentially, Sorry about that!

Contra Dancing Feature

A contra dancing friend of mine solicited an email from me a few weeks ago about a couple of contra related topics, which have worked their way into posts that you can read below.

The Internet is A Cool Place: Tablet/Cloud Computing

I found the following link on twitter from a few of my awesome (former) coworkers. It's a blog post about a programmer who is using an iPad, a remote server, and a computer to do all of his work. read more

It's an interesting possibility, frankly and I could probably make the shift easily enough if I wanted. Having said that, I feel like I'm a little too sensitive to TCP/SSH hiccups and I feel weird throwing all of my (potential?) productivity into something totally network dependent.

An Emacs Tip Interlude

I picked up the following little bit of emacs configuration, that I think is wicked cool. It removes some of the limitations on m mini-buffers, which gives them a lot of pretty cool features. It seemed like the kind of configuration that I should have known about and didn't, so maybe some of you don't know either.

(setq shell-command-default-error-buffer t)
(setq enable-recursive-minibuffers t)

Git, not Hypertext, Is the tool by which we experience becoming Nomad

I'm not entirely sure why I'm following Stephen Ramsay on twitter, but I am. The other day I saw the following exchange, and I feel like it's worth recording:

<sramsay> Back in the day, it was fashionable to say that hypertext
  enacted certain theories associated with postmodernism (Deleuze, etc.)
<sramsay> We had it totally wrong.  *Git* is the tool
  by which we experience becoming nomad.

I love this idea, and I've been saying variants of this for a while, but it's nice to get reinforcements. At the same I think it's possible to easy to loose sight of how git is actually used of git when focusing on its transformative aspects. Which makes the theory read a little more hollow.

Onward and Upward!

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