Clock? We don’t need no stinkin’ clock!

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
linux
xmonad
productivity

So I’ve been using Xmonad for a little while now (one of these days I’ll blog about my recent OS / Window Manager trials) and the one thing that has left me a bit meh is the way the toolbars work. First off, there’s a myriad of options. Some work […]

Why developers (maybe everyone) suck at estimates

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
project management
time management

I’ll be the first to admit that I feel like my estimating abilities are horrible, but today I did an estimate, felt confident that I did enough due diligence and amazingly enough, even with a bit of justified padding was viewed as a reasonable estimate. So why after all these […]

Because if you’re not kicking your own ass, someone else will

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
reviews
books
reading

So I’ve been busy and have neglected reading for a few weeks now and decided to pick up Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life as I’ve recently become obsessed with Kevin O’Leary’s Twitter feed and figured it would be a semi-decent read as I wait for my Kevin […]

Spell & Speak

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
development
bash
parenting

One thing that I really enjoy about OSX (possibly the only thing) is the text to speech capabilities. The command line application say sounds good and doesn’t seem nearly as buggy as some of the open source counterparts. Now what I’ve been doing recently to help get my daughter acclimated […]

PCI Compliance and the importance of a 404 page

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
development
pci compliance
apache

As you may remember from a previous post, I typically rewrite my error traffic back to / instead of having a fancy 404 page. The logic behind this is that I’d rather get my users to a page that’s functional instead of presenting them with an error page, also I’ve […]