Mar 2 2016

The Setup

Here is a short list of the tools, applications, and services I use most often.

  • MacBook Pro 15″ 2014
    • OS X Yosemite
    • Terminal
    • Photos
  • Chrome
    • JSONView
    • Postman 3.0
  • Parallels Desktop 10
    • Ubuntu Desktop 14.04
      • Inkscape 0.48
      • Gimp 2.8
      • MonoDevelop 4.0
    • Windows 7
  • Google Docs
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Atlassian
    • Jira
    • Confluence
    • HipChat
  • Brackets 1.4
  • Atom 1.0
  • TextWrangler 5.0
  • Komodo Edit 9.2.1
  • Eclipse Luna 4.4
  • SourceTree 2.0
  • GitHub Desktop
  • SQL Developer 4.0
  • MySQL Workbench 6.3

Aug 5 2011

Retweet July 2011

From time to time I just blast tweets about software development, project planning, team dynamics, or whatever else comes to mind. Here is a synopsis of recent tweets and rants. If you want to follow the conversation follow me at techknow and/or juixe.

Software Development

  • I can’t take an IDE seriously if it looks like iTunes.
  • Beta at your own risk.
  • Refactor and remix yourself.

Team Leadership

  • Moving on to plan b, section iii, revision 10, update 8, …
  • Everything happens for a reason but not every reason is meant to be understood.
  • The key to being cost effective is first being effective.
  • To change your life, try to change your trajectory.
  • Who is in your development dream team?
  • Originality is dead. I know this because I copied it from someone else.

Product Placement

  • Install Lion, Xcode 4.0 not supported, need to upgrade to Xcode 4.1, a 3GB install.
  • Apple already working on next OS X release, tentatively known as Sea Lion.
  • Google Plus going after Facebook is like an 800 pound gorilla going after a 800 pound rhinoceros.
  • Google’s motto: Do no evil without cresting a algorithm to automate evil.
  • G+: don’t be a square join a circle.
  • The next release of Windows should come with one key feature: a 100GB DropBox like cloud spaces for free integrated into the OS, Office, etc
  • I wish I could use Google to search my memories to find where I last placed my keys.


  • What is the speed of time?
  • Isn’t Captain America wearing the big Scarlet Letter on his forehead?
  • Which is worse: different day, same shit or same day, different shit?
  • Is it just me or is it hot in herre?
  • Fruit by the Foot or Sugar by the Pound?
  • Why does it feel like Friday when it should feel more like Wednesday?
  • What is the weather report on cloud computing?
  • Is Jack Dorsey the web 2.0 version of Steve Jobs?
  • If you had 8 more hours a day what would you do with them?


  • There is no God particle. Sub atomic particles are atheists.
  • A live police chase is the human equivalent of a lolcat watching a light beam.
  • When time flies it does so in first class.
  • Frankie Says Chillax
  • Bay Area Forecast: Fog-Drizzle My Nizzle Fo Shizzle.
  • I’ma power up with a power nap.
  • It is what it is and it do what it do.
  • La Gaga has jumped the outer space shark.

In Da Future

  • In the future, a picture will be 90% filters and photoshop and 10% reality.
  • If the future could travel faster than the speed of time then it would travel back in time.
  • In the future, the revolution will be fought with tweets.
  • In the future, every other word in a sentence will be a registered trademark.
  • In the future, the exercise of free speech will be deemed suspicious.
  • In the future, a large portion of the president’s state of the union speech will be redacted.
  • In the future, action figures will be illegal and replaced by diversity and cooperation figures.


  • Happy 4th of July. Let keep America free!
  • Long live freedom, death to red coats.
  • It’s going to be one hot fourth of July.
  • Beerbeque.
  • There is no freedom without choice.
  • I’m so cool that the heat don’t get to me.
  • Beans and cornbread.
  • This heat is like kryptonite.