The Sweet Spot
On software, engineering leadership, and anything shiny.

Category: linux

2012
April
Backup, backup, backup

Well, the inevitable happened: I finally experienced a hard drive failure. It's pretty incredible that in the twenty-odd years I've been around computers I've never had the horror of losing …

2010
June
post-review, git-svn and Review Board

Here's how to set up the excellent VMware-developed open-source [Review Board](http://www.reviewboard.org/) and its `[post-review](http://www.reviewboard.org/docs/releasenotes/dev/rbtools/0.2/)` command line review creation utility to work with git and git-svn on your computer. My assumption …

2008
February
Today's Geek Hijinks

### Morning: Woke up and attempted to mount a Samba file share under Ubuntu. My Gutsy server in the living room is getting a second life as a backup file …