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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

My review of the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop. My two previous laptops were the Macbook Pro 15″ (Late 2013), and Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2012, 1st gen). So much of the comparisons will be to those two. My main debate was between the XPS 13 and Thinkpad X1 Carbon, a few reasons I ended […]

Git Snippets

Undo If you made a commit and did not push and want to change, use reset it will unstage the commit and your repo will be at the state prior to the commit. You can use reset with a hash or ~ back from head. If you want to completely undo the previous commit, backing […]

Ten Year Anniversary

A lot of talk today about the ten year anniversary of some such device; ten years ago I was doing something much more important, signing up for WordPress.com. Though it might of been to blog about said device.

Switching to Colemak

On Dec 23, 2016 I switched my keyboard layout to Colemak. Colemak is an alternative keyboard layout moving keys around with the intent of a more practical and improved ergonomic layout. This reduces the distance your fingers travel when typing English. UPDATE: It didn’t stick and I switched back to QWERTY after a couple months, […]

Reading List 2016

A look back at what I read in 2016, broken into the best fiction and non-fiction. You can see my Goodreads Year in Books 2016 for the complete list. I set out with the goal to read 20 books in the year and ended up reading 30, woot! My goal for 2017 is 25 books. […]

Running Stats 2016

A year in review for my running in 2016, see previous years 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 2016 was a great year of running, I went out running over 100 times, my most ever. It was also the second most total miles, I ran more in 2011 when training for a full marathon. I really […]

Playing with Technology

Listening to a Latino USA podcast they talked how MySpace encouraged people to learn technology. If you wanted to customize your page, you had to learn HTML, CSS, and how the web worked a little to modify it. This encouraged some to further learn technology and even be able to turn it into a career. […]

Signing for a Delivery

Is scribbling something illegible on a piece of paper or LCD pad really a good way for signing for something? We do it when receiving packages, and paying with a credit card, it not only seems archaic but really pointless. Typically the person asking us to scribble does not confirm our identity in any other […]

Webvan vs. Uber

Webvan is often considered a spectacular failure during the early dotcom era. Looking at what it was trying to do and when, it is not a surprise. Their IPO raised $375M which looking at the financials below was not nearly enough for its lofty goal. The Webvan business is not that different than several new […]

IP Address

It is possible to represent an IPv4 address in different formats than the common x.x.x.x notation. An IPv4 address is simply a 32-bit number, or a 4-byte number with each section representing a byte. For example using my mkaz.com IP address: 45.79.78.169 Converting each part to binary: Decimal Binary Hex 45 00101101 2D 79 01001111 […]

Running Stats 2015

A year in review for my running in 2015, see previous years 2011, 2012, and 2014. Another weak year of running, the encouraging part is I’ve been more motivated late in the year. I’m aiming to be more consistent for 2016, and hope to get another race or two in. I’m getting much slower too, […]

Reading List 2015

A look back at what I read in 2015, broken into fiction and non-fiction and ordered most recently finished first. Basically, this is my Goodreads Year in Books 2015 list, but with a little more than ratings; also only a few people follow me there. Fiction Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – A good psychological […]