How To Add Touchpad Management To KDE Linux


I keep forgetting where to find this whenever I install a new Linux distro with KDE as the desktop environment. Some distrobutions — like Linux Mint — come prepackaged with a nice touchpad management section under their settings panel (input devices). But, others — like Manjaro — don’t. The package you’re looking for is called… [Read More]

How To Swap Control & Capslock Keys In Linux Openbox


A fellow coach that I know writes online exclusively in ALL CAPS — literally. He’s a cool guy, knows his stuff, and is NOT always yelling in real life. But, for some reason, his capslock key was permanently pressed down at some point in the past … and has never risen again. In case you… [Read More]

Brendan Eich: 2 Great Vids On JavaScript’s Future


A couple of great videos by Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, and one of the founders of Mozilla (currently CTO). One of the most interesting things is his positive discussion about languages that target JS, that is, compile down to JavaScript. Rather than being a stick-in-the-mud, live-in-the-past, avoid-change kind of guy, he’s going out… [Read More]

Haskell IDE? FP Complete & Fast As Shit

haskell spock

I’m not normally an IDE man. Gimme Emacs, or Sublime Text, and I’m rather happy — Emacs for my Samurai-side, Sublime Text for my Zen-side I tried hard to like IDE’s, as the concept is great: get rid of boiler-plate; have everything you need under one roof; rainbows and unicorns dancing; etc. But, every time… [Read More]

Piklist: Drupalizing WordPress ? (Cool demo video)


This is a cool intro-vid on how the WordPress on Piklist development framework can make our lives a little easier. As I mentioned (understatement) in a previous post, I hate PHP and much prefer smarter languages like Haskell. So, stacking dev-frameworks on top of WordPress only makes sense — for emotional-sanity reasons alone. But as… [Read More]

NEVER Go Full-Functional: Haskell, Clojure, Scala

Nick Horton - Sapien Games

I’ve been accused of being an “all-work, no-play” kind of guy many times over. Why can’t I just do something for fun, and ONLY for fun? (no cheating by turning it into a business!) Notice: I couldn’t just start a small personal blog? No. I had to start the most popular blog in Olympic weightlifting… [Read More]