Monthly Archives: October 2014

Jenkins User Conference US West 2014

I went to the Jenkins Users Conference, hosted at the very nice Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame, Calif. There were about 600 attendees. There were 3 talk tracks, plus a misc. track. The talks were not technically difficult, but then … Continue reading

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Lessons from “Air Crash Investigations” for Passengers

Youtube channel “Canadian Flight Centre” has the National Geographic series “Air Crash Investigations.” It’s very educational for both pilots and passengers. Airline travel is very safe in the United States and Europe, with Western airlines having about 1 major accident … Continue reading

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Bash Shellshock Fix for Old Macs

This chap has a shellshock fix for older Macs, including PPC and pre-Mountain Lion. I tested it on a Macbook Pro (Intel) with Leopard 10.5.8 and it works fine. It is also an easy way to fix failed bash update … Continue reading

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Modern CPAN Module Tips

Recently, I uploaded a new Perl module, Getopt::ApacheCommonsCLI, to CPAN after a break of a few years. Things have changed a bit … CPAN was originally just a place to upload your files. Now they do automated tests and graph … Continue reading

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Viewing the October 2014 Blood Moon from Silicon Valley

I happened to be awake at 3:30 am, so I went outside to look at the “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse. In Silicon Valley the moon looked much darker than normal, and reddish-brown with a silver crescent to the right. It … Continue reading

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