Author Archives: eliasvo

Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.

Almost 2 years ago, I ranted about how I can’t help but feel that companies are pushing “the cloud” as a means to bind (or even subjugate) consumers. I sort of hoped that I would be branded a paranoid psychotic … Continue reading

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PHP Traits: If they weren’t evil, they’d be funny

When traits first saw the light of day, with the release of PHP 5.4, I didn’t really think much of it. I believed (and still do) that the alleged shortcomings of single inheritance exist mainly in the mind of the … Continue reading

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Pointers are easy

If you are thinking about learning C or C++, but have been “warned” by some that it’s really difficult, then chances are that conversation was about pointers. When I first started learning some more low-level languages, the reactions I got were either … Continue reading

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My perfect distro: Salix 14.1

Is Salix the perfect distro? Some might argue that it is, others will argue that it isn’t. Basically, it all depends on what you want from a distro: Do you want the system to be as exposed as possible (and … Continue reading

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DRY madness in programming

I am a developer. Like most programmers, I try to follow the mantra “Be lazy, don’t write code that already has been written”. I preach this general truth to anyone who wants to hear it, and even more to those who don’t … Continue reading

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Trapped in heaven

Warning – I’ve written this post in one fell swoop, and I am going to click the publish button within the next minute. I’ll be editing out the rough patches in the next few days. The topic of this post, … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Devil

Those of you who have been around, probably know that PHP is one of those languages that people just love to hate. For any number of reasons. Yes, it has a vast global namespace full of redundant functions, and yes, … Continue reading

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