Author Archives: Dave

Was Fink, now MacPorts

I started using Apple’s OS X full time quite a while ago, back in the 10.1 days. So long ago that I don’t remember what its codename was, maybe Puma? (I suppose I could look it up.) Anyway, as a … Continue reading

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Trey’s programming blog

My friend Trey started a new programming blog with weekly Emacs tips. Awesome! I recently read (and promptly re-read) Steve Yegge’s emacs tips, which is full of good info. I use Emacs all the time when I’m on Linux, but … Continue reading

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Yet another way to shoot yourself in the foot with C++

Found during pair programming (yes, I do it sometimes): class Foo { public: Foo(bool in); … }; … Foo f = new Foo(true); … Yikes. Didn’t expect that to get by the compiler. But it did. Without even a warning. … Continue reading

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New addition

I’ve been a little preoccupied lately with a new addition to the family. Read all about my son, Caden, on the Bacher Blog.

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John Doerr on greentech

John Doerr shares his fears about our current direction with respect to climate change. Watch on blip.tv via tedtalks in Democracy.

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Photos from the babymoon

Something in me cringes a little when I use the word, “babymoon.” Not because I dread the arrival of our boy (June 19th), but because the word itself sounds so faddish. Anyway, we took a quick trip to Sedona for … Continue reading

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Big company policies

This is ridiculous. My friend Trey works at a big company in Portland, OR. Move or Quit: “I’ve been working from home for nearly 7 years now. In 2000 I asked my boss if I could work part-time from Corvallis … Continue reading

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Web site updates from subversion

It’s not rocket science, but it surprised me just how painlessly I could set up automatic web site updates from my subversion repository. It’s all documented out there on the net, but this is my chance to record how I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Squizion

Hello, my name is Dave and I’ll be your host this evening. This is my first post on the Squizion Software weblog. On this blog, I’ll be writing about topics that interest me: software, Linux, OS X, ruby, my family … Continue reading

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