Yet Another Fad Diet (David’s Smoothie Diet)

Yet Another Fad Diet (David’s Smoothie Diet)

A while back I read up on intermittent fasting and juicing around the same time. I came up with a culmination of the two. Before we go to far, I want to give a sense of the success that I have had. I have used this diet before to lose about 40 lbs in 2 months. A...
Signal – Simple, (Mobile,) Encrypted Communication

Signal – Simple, (Mobile,) Encrypted Communication

Open Whisper Systems created Signal (Private Messenger) to make encrypted communication simple. It is available on iOS and Android. And they are working on a Desktop/Web version. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF [@EFF]) recommends it and has offered some guides...
Optimizing the Head of Your HTML Document

Optimizing the Head of Your HTML Document

I don’t know if it goes without saying, or if it simply remains unsaid, because it is automated, but orderly HTML is still important even in this CMS age that we live. I am going to re-consider the order of a well-formed document here. I intend for this to be a...
Some Thoughts on “How Google Works”

Some Thoughts on “How Google Works”

I have been reading “How Google works” by Eric Schmidt (CEO) and Jonathan Rosenberg (SVP Products). Working in a tech company, I find many of the insights valuable. It is (as the title may suggest) written for managers more than in-the-trench developers, etc....
From Rome to Arabia with Love: Numeral Conversion in PHP

From Rome to Arabia with Love: Numeral Conversion in PHP

Andy Bailey answered the age-old question on StackOverflow: How do you convert a Roman numeral into an integer in PHP? And the answer is, drumroll, please… $romans = array( 'M' => 1000, 'CM' => 900, 'D' => 500, 'CD' => 400, 'C' => 100, 'XC' => 90,...

ApressOpen: Free Ebooks from Apress

Apress is offering free ebooks online. This is not a limited time offer. You can find out more about it on their site. Preliminarily, here are some of the offerings that I found: TouchDevelop 3rd Edition Managing Risk and Information Security Intel® Xeon Phi™...

Intel’s New Font: Clear Sans

I haven’t any practical knowledge of Intel’s new font Clear Sans, but I never let that keep me from opining. The David Spade in me wants to say: I like Clear Sans, but I liked it better the first time, when it was called Anivers. Now more seriously, they are...
Nothing to Hide? Why Encrypt?

Nothing to Hide? Why Encrypt?

My daughter asked me earlier this year, “Papa, if you aren’t doing anything wrong, why do you want to obfuscate your email traffic?” Actually, I am sure that she did not say obfuscate, but her point is the same: If you are not doing anything wrong, why would you want...

Sublime Text Preferences

~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 2/Packages/User/Plain Text.sublime-settings { "tab_size": 5, "translate_tabs_to_spaces": false } ~/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text 2/Packages/User/Preferences.sublime-settings { "color_scheme": "Packages/Color Scheme...

Vintage Mode in Sublime Text

While using Sublime a co-worker and I were talking about using ‘vintage’ mode in Sublime and its shortcomings on Mac. Namely two: it starts in edit mode, and it does not support key repeat (e.g. kdoesn’t move your cursor up the page more than once...