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May302016

Double Shot #1694

  • 2.0beta1 is ready! Testers needed! - That's of GalliumOS, a Linux for Chromebooks. I'm following this with interest; so far a cheap-ass Chromebook running 1.0 is plenty good enough to run a browser, MySQL, and Sublime Text so I can work on Rails applications. I may have bought my last expensive laptop.
  • Introducing Blue Ocean - A new UI for Jenkins that emphasizes workflows (and prettiness).
  • Abstractions and the role of a framework - A little more exploration of issues surrounding Ruby, Rails, and alternative frameworks.

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I got this idea a few years ago that I would sit on a beach in Brazil and code right on the beach. Being that I didn't want to get sand in an expensive mac or worse yet get a robber's gun to the head, I decided I would get a cheap acer c720 and use that instead. I installed ubuntu with crouton and at the same time switched my dev tools over from gui apps to just pure console (so from macvim to console vim, tmux instead of a tabbed terminal, and just plain git rather than git with a gui) It turned out that I enjoyed the acer more than my mac for development. Over time I purchased another acer c720 and had bash scripts I could run to load software and provision the machines so at any moment I could just wipe out the OS and reload an entire dev environment and over time those morphed into chef scripts. In an ironic turn of events I now use the chromebooks running Galliumos as my primary machines for work and with the mac I use it just to browse the internet and check email. The downside to the acer c720 is that the screen isn't that bright which makes it really hard to code on the beach even if you're sitting under an umbrella. I never did pull that one off.

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTim Case

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