Josh Sherman


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The Alchemist

2 min read
books
reading
reviews

You may have noticed that I stopped doing a ton of book reviews. Down to nearly zero as of late, actually. At my reading pace this year, it was becoming overwhelming and I started to feel like I was phoning the reviews in. With that said, I recently read The […]

Effective use of screen real estate

1 min read
development
productivity

I’ve been secretly judging really hard recently as I’ve been observing how people, specifically developers, use their available screen real estate. I’m a huge proponent of using 100% of my screen and like Jeff Atwood, I don’t care about having some flashy wallpaper because I don’t intend to ever see […]

Speed Comparison: GitHub vs. GitLab (2017)

2 min read
reviews
github
gitlab

It’s been just a bit over a year since I did my original speed comparison of GitHub and GitLab. There’s been a lot of moving and shaking from both companies over that period. Some of it has been good, like GitHub changing their pricing and private repo offering. Then there’s […]

How to install Tmux 2.x on Debian 8 "Jessie"

1 min read
linux
tmux

I’m happy to admit that I’m a bit of a Debian novice. Coming from a decade of using Ubuntu, I still have a bit to learn. My recent dilemma was with the version of tmux I had on one of my servers. Nothing wrong with tmux 1.9 but it was […]

Switching from Ubuntu to Debian

2 min read
linux

After a short stint with openSUSE I decided to give Debian a go instead of going back to Ubuntu. Why? First and foremost, I was sick of regularly receiving “Sorry, Ubuntu has experienced an internal error” messages. I was drawn to Ubuntu because of regular release cycles but the constant […]