Josh Sherman


Coding
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I beat PHP and so can you!

3 min read
development
php

By request from Bill Martin, an abridged history of my relationship with the bastard child of programming languages, PHP. Ahh PHP. I love it. I hate it. For well over a decade, I slung PHP day and night. I got into PHP at the tail end of version 3. Prior […]

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

14 min read
reviews
hosting
linode
digitalocean
lightsail
vultr

Updated on March 6th, 2017 since Vultr has updated their $5 offering. The data tables have been updated and the applicable sections have updates near the end of the section. Usually I wait to run fresh benchmarks on all providers, but the comments section has been blowing up about Vultr’s […]

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 […]