Sunday, August 19, 2007

The World's Toughest Programmer: "How I became a programmer"

I recently discovered the blog of The World's Toughest Programmer a.k.a Mike Lee, and I can't help already loving him. He hasn't written a lot in his blog for now, but what he did was very thought provoking so far. His newest writing "How I became a programmer" is a must read. Tagline:

I was born a programmer. The rest is just implementation detail.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Mac Mini colocation (Seen it referred from here, being mentioned for their superb consumer care).

As tongue-in-cheek as this sounds at first, yep, these guys do actually provide managed hosting of Mac Minis (you can send one to them, buy one from them at Apple's prices, or even rent it). The idea is a bit weird, but makes sense if you need a dedicated server on the net, you want Mac OS X on it because you are familiar with it, and you don't want to shell out for an XServe. Oh, and yes, you can run Mac OS X Server on Minis if you really need it.