Relating Silicon Valley to the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor
HBO's sitcom 'Silicon Valley' has been praised for its accurate depiction of Silicon Valley culture. But how does it compare to tech culture outside Silicon Valley, specifically in Ontario Canada?
Why I love teaching online
Online courses have some tremendous benefits from both a teaching and learning point of view. As a tech teacher, I absolutely love teaching online. In this blog post, I'll tell you why.
Open does not always mean Open Source
Before the term Open Source was popularized, Open meant something altogether different in the technology world.
Fundamental computer science concepts every software developer should know
Most software developers do not have a degree in computer science. However, there's some basic computer science concepts you should know at minimum when working in the field.
Customizing macOS for development
So your boss gave you a Mac for development. Or maybe you bought a Mac to develop iOS apps. Or maybe you bought a MacBook because you need to develop software as well as look good at Starbucks. Unfortunately doing serious development using macOS is cumbersome at best. In this blog post, I’ll tell you how to *mostly* fix that.
How to learn vi (vim)
vi (vim) is arguably the best text editor ever made. You should master it if you haven't done so already. To do that, start by reading this post.
The UNIX Philosophy in 2019
The UNIX philosophy is alive and well. In fact, it's booming today!
The Power of Open Source Software
Back in the 1990s we all knew that open source was the future of software. It wasn't long after that when this became *real* for me.
Three reasons why incubators breed failure
Isn't it obvious?!?
How the cloud grew up around Linux
Without Linux, we wouldn't have the cloud today!