While looking over the proceedings of OOPSLA 2016, I ran across a paper called “Purposes, Concepts, Misfits, and a Redesign of Git.”. In the paper, the authors, Santiago Perez De Rosso and Daniel Jackson, attempt to apply a theory of conceptual design to help identify places in Git where it behaves badly, examines the real intent and purpose behind version control, and then provides some solutions to those issues guided by concepts and purpose.

Website Refresh!

This has been a long time coming. I liked the old site, but really didn’t need the dynamic strengths that Django brings to the table. My server was approaching the end of the security update period, so it was high time to make some hard decisions.

Cannot scan from my Brother MFC-J6920DW

This is just a quick post to share with others a potential solution to your network scanning issues with the Brother MFC-J6920DW printer/scanner.

I had recently bought the device because I wanted a larger format printer, along with the ability to scan and copy. It’s a very nice unit, and has so far worked well as a printer, but I ran into some issues when trying to scan across the network with it. I was constantly saying “An error occurred while communicating with the scanner. (-9923)”. This is under OS X 10.11.3 (El Capitan), just for reference.

ClojureScript, D3, and Reagent

I recently set out to see what a small ClojureScript app might look like. I have a need at work for a React-based app that will ingest quite a bit of data and display it in a dashboard format for the end-user. I figured it would be a good time to take a another look at ClojureScript and see how things have evolved and whether the ecosystem is stable enough to support us.

New Mikrotik Router

I’m been using a Safe@Office Router/Firewall at home now for several years, but it bothered me. First, the licensing model wasn’t clear–it only allowed limited client connections to the Internet versus limiting the number of VPN connections–which is what I thought the licenses were for from the documentation. At 5 users, one person can just about eat it up (phone, laptop, desktop, Apple TV, iPad). Then anyone else is rejected from reaching the Internet. Not a good situation, and shame on you Safe@office for not being clear about it.