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Developer Braindump: Warcraft

In an effort to centralize some articles about how some classic games were devloped, I’ve collected the various parts of Patrick Wyatt’s blog series about the initial development of Warcraft. Plea...

Fetching Changesets in Redmine from Heroku using Subversion

[NOTE: The method described below should still work, but it’s much easier to just use a Heroku buildpack (see this post for details)] I manage my open source and contract development projects usin...

Developer Braindump: Tony Tough and the Night of the Roasted Moths

The ScummVM project recently added support for Tony Tough and the Night of the Roasted Moths. The original developer, Giovanni Bajo appeared on the scummvm-devel mailing list and offered some insi...

Disable Hot Corner Hover in Linux Mint

UPDATE For Linux Mint 16, the hotCorner settings have been moved to /usr/share/cinnamon/js/ui/hotCorner.js. I use Synergy on all my computers to share a common mouse and keyboard, but I’ve found t...

Fixing Broken Sudo

This is pretty much a transcription of http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/fixsudo, which is just such a good article I wanted to keep a copy for reference. How does sudo work? The way that Ubuntu h...

Install Latest MongoDB in Ubuntu

A couple projects I work on use MongoDB as the database, and I’m generally not satisfied to use the (often outdated) version that ships with Ubuntu. As a result, I wrote this script to automate fe...

Keeping Pry Breakpoints out of Git

My Ruby workflow as of late has almost always contained Git for version control, and Pry for debugging. Although it’s extremely convenient during development to add a quick breakpoint using bindin...

Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop WITHOUT Unity

As much as I enjoy Ubuntu, I haven’t warmed to their Unity desktop. I personally find it’s too similar to OS X, I don’t really like the launcher with larger icons, the global menu, the shifted wind...

Shoutcast Streaming from the Command Line

I spend a lot of time working in a terminal, and I like to spend that time listening to music. Since I work primarily in Linux, I was hoping there would be an easy way to merge these two activities...

Here we go again ...

So, another year, another blogging engine, another crack at blogging. This time around I’m trying out Octopress. There’s something very appealing about being able to interact with this blog via ra...