API Guidelines

Microsoft recently published ReST API guidelines on GitHub. They are worth reading over if you design ReST APIs. My Highlights: No limit on GET URL length Error response messages (consistency is the key; note the nesting of error info) Pagination: put the link for the...

Welcome to Windows 10

Finally beat the July 28th deadline for upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10. Made backups with Macrium Reflect first.  Paid for that one, got rid of the perpetually flaky Acronis. Both machines (Intel Core Duo 2Ghz dual-core and old AMD dual core) upgraded successfully....

Google Nexus 6P

I finally decided my old Google Galaxy Nexus was done. I couldn’t use the phone in the house, it was having random meltdowns where apps would kill the battery in 4 hours, and was getting text messages duplicated inbound and outbound. Surfing was a slow...

Compacting a VirtualBox VM Centos disk

At work I used Centos 6.4 to convert a large Subversion repo to Git. This required a VM with a 100Gb disk, more than my old iMac could deal with, to the point where I could not update to newer OS version or even run iTunes to update apps. [dchwalis@imac ~]$ df -h...

πυθαγόρας Ζει

Why is πυθαγόρας Ζει on a sticker on the long piano string gadget in the Drums/Space of the 7/5/15 Grateful Dead show? (see 4:46:26). It’s Greek to me….