Everything I learned from my first cruise that my wife didn’t tell me even after reading Birnbaum’s Guide and talking about the cruise for 6 months beforehand

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
reviews
vacation
retrospection

The Disney Dream’s staterooms come equipped with 220v European standard outlets and not the 115v outlets that I know and love (and can actually utilize). Nassau, Bahamas felt like another world. And by another world, I mean a dirty flea market where I felt like I was going to have […]

Apple Fanboy-dom - 3 month recap

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
apple
os x
ios
retrospection

Been exclusively using Apple products for my computing needs for 3 months now and figured it was time for a recap to discuss what I’ve liked and disliked thus far. Likes I’m still loving the ease of use and especially loving the way all of the devices work together and […]

Go fork yourself you forking fork

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
open-source software
free software

So even with the recent ship jumping over to a plethora of Apple products, I still find myself to be an open source supporter, contributor and maybe even a part-time aficionado. But as of late, I gotta say, I’m starting to hate the ecosystem a bit, from at least two […]

PCI Compliance doesn't like the Desktop Services Store

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
pci compliance
apache
nginx

The Desktop Services Store (DS_Store) as you probably already know, is a file that stores some metadata about the files in a directory in the OS X. I’ve taken a look at them, they seem pretty harmless, but in the realm of PCI Compliance they are a medium risk because […]

All it took was owning an iPhone for a week …

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
reviews
apple
iphone

… to completely sway my opinion of the brand. The Friday before Father’s Day I broke down and bought a 27” iMac to replace my 4 year old Dell PC with absolutely no intention of running Linux on it. Since then, I coerced my employer to upgrade the dev team […]