The bug trifecta of death

All software has bugs. As humans, it is in our nature to make mistakes. We forget, make typos, become distracted and implement something wrong. It happens. You know what else happens? Habit. For instance, we get into the habit of relying on our toolchain, and our operating systems. So it’s a real surprise when things don’t work quite like you expect.

Reverting changes in Git

Coming from Subversion, I’ve definitely got some pre-conceived notions about how reverting changes should work. For those that don’t know, svn revert is used to discard local changes in your working tree. It’s a command that I use often. Either because I find my change heading down the wrong path, or I simply was marking up the code while studying it’s functionality and I want to discard my changes.

Moved to Linode

I recently made the switch from SliceHost to Linode. I made the switch because RackSpace bought SliceHost, and they’re moving everyone to this cloud computing model. While the talk is that it will cost me less–and I believe it likely does–I hate the fact that I feel like I’m being nickeled and dimed. Moreover, if I had to pay for everything I had now (the bandwidth, the storage, the cpu time), it would cost me more.