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Mac the right way to go?

Posted by Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:02:17 GMT

Curt Hibbs announced his blog this morning and it was due to a post on Loud Thinking, where he mentioned a Paul Graham post about the Mac adoption amongst hackers. In David’s post he made the following comment, While I can certainly understand the reasons why some people go with Linux, I have run all but dry of understanding for programmers that willfully pick Windows as their platform of choice. I know a few that are still stuck in the rut for various reasons — none of them desire.

Curt responded in his personal blog on this as David had shut off comments on the entry after getting a bunch of harsh responses. Curt made a few good points on how David’s comments were not very fair to people as he made a lot assumptions that yes people do get stuck working in a Windows environment, but to proclaim that none of it is from desire is kind of missing the bigger picture. If people are using Ruby/Rails on any system is better than not at all. I would assume that the majority of people using Rails are probably Windows users and it’s another good way to lure people off of the Microsoft boat.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s pretty and all, but if you have ever seen my desktop, you’d know that I never see my desktop unless you see the background coming through my transparent terminal screens. So, what does OSX offer me as a Linux user that I don’t already got? The only thing that I was able to think of was, Safari for testing and Photoshop? I’m not a designer, so thats a non-issue for me.

I have a good friend who is working in a .NET world and is learning Ruby/Rails. He is able to migrate to Linux for the cost of a few CDRs and he’s already playing around with Linux for the first time. He cannot abandon his x86 hardware for Apple hardware overnight and I think this holds true for most people.

However, I would never tell him that he is a bad programmer for choosing to work in the Windows world, it’s not something that I wanted to do anymore, but I made the change on my own. I hope that David is better able to explain why he felt it necessary to condem a huge portion of the work force, who are taking interest in his work. Don’t piss them off, they might take that into consideration when choosing to use your business or not.

Having said that, if you use any computer, you suck. :-p

Besides, when I think of a typical Mac user, I think of Best of Show.

Best in Show

Disclaimer: As always, I forgot to hit the sarcasm button

Mac the right way to go?

Posted by Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:02:17 GMT

Curt Hibbs announced his blog this morning and it was due to a post on Loud Thinking, where he mentioned a Paul Graham post about the Mac adoption amongst hackers. In David’s post he made the following comment, While I can certainly understand the reasons why some people go with Linux, I have run all but dry of understanding for programmers that willfully pick Windows as their platform of choice. I know a few that are still stuck in the rut for various reasons — none of them desire.

Curt responded in his personal blog on this as David had shut off comments on the entry after getting a bunch of harsh responses. Curt made a few good points on how David’s comments were not very fair to people as he made a lot assumptions that yes people do get stuck working in a Windows environment, but to proclaim that none of it is from desire is kind of missing the bigger picture. If people are using Ruby/Rails on any system is better than not at all. I would assume that the majority of people using Rails are probably Windows users and it’s another good way to lure people off of the Microsoft boat.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s pretty and all, but if you have ever seen my desktop, you’d know that I never see my desktop unless you see the background coming through my transparent terminal screens. So, what does OSX offer me as a Linux user that I don’t already got? The only thing that I was able to think of was, Safari for testing and Photoshop? I’m not a designer, so thats a non-issue for me.

I have a good friend who is working in a .NET world and is learning Ruby/Rails. He is able to migrate to Linux for the cost of a few CDRs and he’s already playing around with Linux for the first time. He cannot abandon his x86 hardware for Apple hardware overnight and I think this holds true for most people.

However, I would never tell him that he is a bad programmer for choosing to work in the Windows world, it’s not something that I wanted to do anymore, but I made the change on my own. I hope that David is better able to explain why he felt it necessary to condem a huge portion of the work force, who are taking interest in his work. Don’t piss them off, they might take that into consideration when choosing to use your business or not.

Having said that, if you use any computer, you suck. :-p

Besides, when I think of a typical Mac user, I think of Best of Show.

Best in Show

Disclaimer: As always, I forgot to hit the sarcasm button

Away for the past week

Posted by Sun, 27 Mar 2005 21:09:55 GMT

I was on vacation in California all last week. Just before I left, we announced our new hosting plan rates. We have upgraded our disk space and bandwidth allocations for each package level. We have had a nice response to our affordable <a href=http://www.rails-hosting.com/ >rails hosting packages. One thing that I have noticed is that several of our new customers are fairly new to Rails and they like that we set them up with a vanilla Rails install in their account and they don’t need to do anything to get it up and running. This is all free and included in our hosting plans.

Along with this, you also get our expertise in hosting PostgreSQL. Every customer has their own private instance of PostgreSQL (you get your own port and have remote access). This allows us to be flexible with what version of PostgreSQL you want to run (7.3, 7.4, 8.0.1, etc).

If you’re looking for <a href=http://www.rails-hosting.com/ >ruby on rails hosting, take a look at our rates before you make your final decision.

Away for the past week

Posted by Sun, 27 Mar 2005 21:09:55 GMT

I was on vacation in California all last week. Just before I left, we announced our new hosting plan rates. We have upgraded our disk space and bandwidth allocations for each package level. We have had a nice response to our affordable <a href=http://www.rails-hosting.com/ >rails hosting packages. One thing that I have noticed is that several of our new customers are fairly new to Rails and they like that we set them up with a vanilla Rails install in their account and they don’t need to do anything to get it up and running. This is all free and included in our hosting plans.

Along with this, you also get our expertise in hosting PostgreSQL. Every customer has their own private instance of PostgreSQL (you get your own port and have remote access). This allows us to be flexible with what version of PostgreSQL you want to run (7.3, 7.4, 8.0.1, etc).

If you’re looking for <a href=http://www.rails-hosting.com/ >ruby on rails hosting, take a look at our rates before you make your final decision.

Ruby Weekly News

Posted by Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:36:43 GMT

RubyURL was mentioned int his weeks Ruby Weekly News. I just checked the db, there are just over 400 urls now in the system.

I have discussed a few different features with a few people in the comments on this blog as a few people on IRC (#rubyonrails). I am going to try to work on some of these ideas this week while I am on vacation.

Ruby Weekly News

Posted by Sun, 20 Mar 2005 23:36:43 GMT

RubyURL was mentioned int his weeks Ruby Weekly News. I just checked the db, there are just over 400 urls now in the system.

I have discussed a few different features with a few people in the comments on this blog as a few people on IRC (#rubyonrails). I am going to try to work on some of these ideas this week while I am on vacation.

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