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OK, so maybe we sent one of our remote employees - let's call him Hippy McNeckbeard - a replacement laptop with some extraneous equipment included in the box. And by "extraneous" I mean a half-eaten chocolate candy bar, some floppy disks, a postcard of Prince William, an inappropriately adorable background image, CDs with drivers for items you would only find in an antique store, a 2008 SF Giants calendar, and various other useless items. Now, I.T. professionals know that remote employees are a special challenge. These employees are usually very smart, but far too ugly to have in the general... Continue »
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You might be thinking, "Oh! I wonder what well-respected children's magazine this critic Topham Hatt writes for?" Let me burst your media bubble: "SIR" TOPHAM HATT IS A CHARACTER IN THE SHOW! It's like quoting Yoda to sell The Phantom... Continue »
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Been hearing a lot about Capistrano over the last year and a bit. From their site: "It is designed with repeatability in mind, letting you easily and reliably automate tasks that used to require login after login and a small army of custom shell scripts." It sounds kinda appealing, and there's a good bit of interest around it, so last night I set it up and played with it a little bit. The niftiest feature is definitely "cap shell": it'll connect to all my servers and I can run commands on all my servers in parallel. Which is pretty cool... Continue »