Dustin Davis
Developer, Entrepreneur
Category: Technology

I set up my OpenSprinkler last night. It was a pretty painless endeavor. I\’ll walk through it in this post so I can explain what I did. The Purchase There are a few different models and options to choose from on RaysHobby.net. Time seems to be my greatest commodity at this stage in life so […]

Recently Luke lamented that his favorite ebook reader was being sunset. I suggested Kindle. I was showing off the features I liked about Kindle when I realized that while I could send personal documents (PDF, MOBI) to my kindle devices (Kindle, iPad, iPhone), these personal documents were not showing up in Kindle for Mac or […]

I written a post like this before, but that was 2009 and I was using Windows 7. I have since switched to Linux and then OSX, so I figured it would be a good time to visit the topic again. Here are the applications and tools I use: PyCharm: I spend the majority of my […]

First of all, I\’ll skip the discussion on what ZNC and IRC are, as you likely know if you are reading this post. I use IRC with my development team at work. It\’s helpful to stay logged in 24/7 to keep up on pertinent discussions. I could stay logged in 24/7 with any IRC client […]

Commuting is a drag. There was a point in time that I had a 5 minute commute to work, then I decided to move and my company said I could just work from home. When it came time to switch jobs my walk down the stairs turned into a 45 minute (one-way) commute – and […]

While trying to install iOS5 today I kept getting an error message something to the effect of: The iPhone “Dustin’s iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred. After 4 attempts I could see I was getting nowhere. So I clicked the Restore button. After doing a factory restore, iOS5 was installed. Everything seems […]

I’ve been using Git now for over two years. Previously, all my source control was handled with subversion (SVN). To be honest, I can’t even remember how to use SVN. To be more honest, I cheated and used TortoiseSVN most of the time anyway. Every so often I want to update an old website, but […]

One of my favorite tools on Windows is Enounce MySpeed. It basically allows you to incread the playback speed of online videos – or any flash content really. This is great for watching long instuctional type vidoes. Unfortunately MySpeed is not available on Ubuntu Linux. I’ve had to come up with a work-around process to […]

This morning for whatever reason I was loathing IE. I hadn’t done any development work all weekend so I don’t even know why it was on my mind. In any case I had an epiphany of sorts. Despite being totally proprietary, IE seems to be the most easily exploited browser due to its support of […]

Recently I’ve taken up hiking during lunch. There is a nice mountain trail behind my house the I really enjoy. There are a few landmarks that I generally try to make it to with the time I have available. I was curious exactly how far those landmarks were so I used Google Earth to find […]