Tag Archives: pragmatism

If necessary, use your favorite tool

My “Emacs versus vi” post still brings in a significant number of page views each month. Much to my surprise. You see, I figured more sysadmins, programmers and users would recognize and emphasize the need to get things done over… (read more)

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It’s not the haircut, but what’s between the ears

I was at a tech Meetup, talking with an Android developer about how he writes code to handle background processes on that platform when he stopped abruptly and asked me about my work experience. I briefly explained my history in… (read more)

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A case for condensing fix/test cycles

A while back I posted on the strategy of changing only one variable at a time when working to resolve an incident and determine root cause. I’m amazed at how much discipline it takes to implement this simple strategy. If… (read more)

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Theory and Experience

The torch of theory must illuminate the lessons of experience. André Roubo, 1790

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