Category Archives: Opinion

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A Tribute to Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay was one of the greatest pitchers I ever got to see. For almost a decade he was the absolute best pitcher in baseball.

Doc Halladay was also one of my idols. First for his tireless work ethic and demeanor. Second for his absolute skill on the field. Third for what an amazing overall human being he was.

Many people have written about Roy Halladay this past week. I wanted to share my favourite, which is from Ian Hunter of Blue Jay Hunter. Ian writes more from a fan’s perspective, which is exactly how I experienced Halladay’s tenure.

RIP Roy Halladay

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In Response to #NoTDD

I follow people online who write in a variety of different languages, using a wide variety of platforms. One of the blogs I follow is the MSDN blog. This can be a great source of information of upcoming web standards, or even new platforms Microsoft is trying out. I don’t always agree with everything I read, but I always take the time to reflect on a different viewpoint.

The viewpoint I’ve been reflecting on lately is the #NoTDD article that Eric Gunnerson wrote a few weeks ago. It’s very easy for one to throw up their arms in disagreement with such a bold statement. Let’s instead take a minute to reflect on the points Eric makes. Continue Reading

SSH Keys in macOS Sierra

For the most part, I love macOS Sierra. It has a few quirks, but I enjoy my experience day-to-day, specially on my new 2016 MacBook Pro. The part that keeps frustrating me, was having to keep entering my passphrase for my public key, every time I tried to use SSH or do a git push/pull.

Thankfully, Rob Allen has put together a nice short guide on fixing SSH key problems on macOS Sierra. If you are a developer, and running macOS Sierra, I highly encourage you to check it out.

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It is possible to make no mistakes and lose.
That is not failure; that is life.

– Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek

Earth Temperature Timeline

The earth is always in a constant state of temperature change. This has been true since long before humans were here, and will continue long after we are gone. The question of the last couple generations has been; Are Humans causing an above average temperature shift?

XKCD, one of my favourite online comics, has done an excellent graphic detailing the comparative shift of temperature in the planet. This graph clearly outlines how the planet has gone through minor temperature fluctuations in years past, but is accelerating exponentially now.

I would like to note that I have NOT verified any of the data that XKCD has used to make their graph, so I can not confirm it’s accuracy. Given the scientific depth that XKCD usually uses to make their comics, I tend to lean on the side of believing their interpretation of the data. Of course, I invite you to verify the data yourself.

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If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look how he treats his inferiors, not his equals

– Sirius Black, Harry Potter

When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you are only telling the world you fear what he might say

– Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones