I’ve passed under the Linux Arch!

29 08 2009

Last time, I wrote about how I was working on installing Linux on my computer. The main question with any Linux install though is, what distro do I use? I’ve used many different distros before, such as the popular Ubuntu, Slackware, and more recently, Mint and Fedora. I even tried to tackle (somewhat succeeded) Linux From Scratch. Each distro has its strengths, but for some reason, I was never happy with any of them. One didn’t give me enough control over my system and did everything for me, while others *cough* LFS *cough* provided me with next to no help, leaving me in over my head.

My new distro of choice

My new distro of choice

Well, that’s when I discovered the wonderful Arch Linux. I don’t plan on looking back.

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Who would have thought Sublime Text was so, well, sublime!

7 08 2009

A few days ago, I wrote about my Quest for the Perfect Editor. Well, the quest is over, with Sublime Text being a clear winner.

I’ve used it as my main editor these past few days to give it a fair chance to impress me and it hasn’t let me down yet. Sublime bills itself as, “The text editor you’ll fall in love with,” and I can easily see that happening.

She obviously just tried Sublime Text for the first time.

She obviously just tried Sublime Text for the first time.

Sublime has features that you’ll love no matter what you’re writing, whether it be code, prose, or poetry.

I thought I’d write a little bit about why I like it so much, as well as encourage you to at least try it for yourself. If you’re in the market for a new editor, this will be where your search ends.

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Is Erlang actually fast? Why not just stick with C?

1 08 2009

What’s the point of learning Erlang when I already know {your language here}? It will take a long time to learn the language and even longer to become good with it… I don’t want to learn a whole new library… Functional programming is hard… My text editor is super awesome at {your language here} and I don’t want to use new tools…

Would you like some cheese with that whine?stop-whining

I’m going to show you a few ways Erlang excels, with a special focus on concurrent applications. I’ll even include some benchmarks to prove it. So sit down, be quiet, and give Erlang a chance!

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