09 Jul 2012
22 minute read
It’s weird how I have trouble letting go. Nearly two years ago, I wrote
a post where I theorized a cure for a programming language and database
that had tortured me at the first full-time programming job that I ever had:
OpenEdge ABL. Shortly after writing that post, I quit my job and moved to a
new city, where I got a job contracting as a Ruby developer. I’m much
happier at my new job, but every once in awhile I would think back on my
time with OpenEdge and how I never really got to revolutionize it like I
wanted to (yeah, I like to set the bar high). I sometimes would find
myself checking in on the Progress community areas to see if anything’s
changed, kind of like stalking an ex-lover on Facebook.
10 May 2012
5 minute read
It’s no secret that most Americans hate the members of our legislative branch.
Polls show that 79% of Americans currently disapprove of the job that
Congress is doing (only 14% approve). I can only speak for myself,
but the disdain I feel for Congress is due to suspicion of a combination of
malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance. I simply don’t trust them to
represent me, and I don’t think most Americans do, either.
19 Mar 2012
3 minute read
As I had written in my last blog post, in order to upgrade my blog
from Wordpress to a static site like Octopress, I decided that while performing
the migration I would improve the syntax highlighting of OpenEdge ABL code
snippets. Obviously I’m no fan of the language, but it’s baggage that I’m
burdened to carry so I thought I might as well carry it with me in style.
05 Jan 2012
2 minute read
Welcome to my new blog design! I’ve migrated my blog posts from Wordpress
over to Octopress, which is a custom version of Jekyll with a sensible
default style and some additional plugins. It was extremely fast to get up
and running - after cloning the git repo you already have a
Octopress/Jekyll are static site generators, meaning that there is no
server-side rendering that takes place when you are viewing these pages -
load very fast, especially under heavy load.