Josh Sherman


Coding
Life stuff
Fermentation too
Shipping fixes everything.

Confessions of a distro hopper

4 min read
linux

Hi, I’m Josh, a born again Linux user that somehow became a distro hopper. Sadly, I’m not entirely sure when I had lost control. If you look at my track record prior to switching back from OS X last year, I had only really used two distros (Slackware and Ubuntu) […]

You gotta get away for a while

2 min read
introspection
retrospection
self improvement

I’m fortunate to work for a company (Sumo) that takes bi-annual retreats. Going into the job, I had no fucking clue how important getting away from the wife and kid would be for me. These trips have continually been a time of personal growth and if nothing else, give me […]

Finding old pending comments in Disqus

2 min read
blogging

I try to reply to each and every comment on my blog. It’s just common courtesy to my readers and I love to extend the dialog beyond the content of the post itself. Sadly though, I tend to only be diligent about replying for a week or so before starting […]

Hide title bars in GNOME Shell

4 min read
linux
gnome
arch linux
gnome

GNOME Shell’s title bars are just too damn big. So big that I have been toying around with the idea of going back to a tiling window manager. TWMs like xmonad and i3 have little to no title bar. It saves space and creates a clean aesthetic. I’m not the […]

$5 Showdown: Linode vs. DigitalOcean vs. Amazon Lightsail vs. Vultr - July 2017

11 min read
reviews
hosting
linode
digitalocean
lightsail
vultr

Damn Josh, back at it again with the VPS comparison! It’s been a little more than 6 months since my last comparison post and a lot of the recent feedback has been to refresh the data a bit more regularly. The other major bit of feedback has been to include […]