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!