Josh Sherman


Coding
Life stuff
Fermentation too
Shipping fixes everything.

Two weeks with Firefox and DuckDuckGo

4 min read
firefox
google
privacy

In a post-Snowden world, it’s hard to not be concerned with privacy and security. I wax and wane with my own interest (and paranoia) and recently decided to give Firefox and DuckDuckGo a shot for the month of February. Unfortunately, a full month ended up being a bit too ambitious […]

The 48 Laws of Power

1 min read
books
reading
reviews

After listening to and enjoying the hell The 50th Law I decided to circle back and listen to Robert Greene’s earlier work, The 48 Laws of Power. The structure of the chapters was quite formulaic, but were easily digestible. Each chapter started off by stating the law and then goes […]

$5 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Amazon Lightsail vs. Vultr

12 min read
reviews
hosting
linode
digitalocean
lightsail
vultr

Every time I post a $10 VPS Hosting Showdown, I am flooded with comments from people that want to focus solely on the price. Regardless of the benchmark results, they always say the same thing, Linode needs a $5 plan. When somebody mentions this, I always say the same thing, […]

You may not need Oh My Zsh

3 min read
dotfiles
zsh
cli

I’ve been on pursuit of less with my dotfiles. This isn’t about me hating Oh My Zsh, it’s just about relying on less code. Less code means less bugs. Less code usually means faster execution. It means more control. In turn, more control means more time researching and learning. More […]

Survivor: A Novel

1 min read
books
reading
reviews

Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite authors. At one time, Fight Club was one of the most important / impactful books and movies in my life. Last year, I started down the path of consuming all of Chuck’s novels. I read Choke and Lullaby, the latter being one of […]