Jun 302017
 
(Not so) Stupid Question 300:Where does the preference for dark editors come from?

Dark editors are preferred over light theme editors by many developers. But where does this come from? The very first command-lines had a dark background, and the color preference might have stuck around for that reason. Why dark? Well, the earliest computer interfaces were cathode ray tubes. The vacuum tube had a phosphorescent screen, normally […]

Jun 212017
 
 June 21, 2017  Posted by at 6:17 am Dev Environment, Not So Stupid Questions No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 299: Where does the editor war stem from?

The rivalry between different editors is as notorious as the tabs versus spaces debate. In Silicon Valley, the series on the startup in Silicon Valley called Pied Piper; the main character notoriously breaks up with hid dream girl (a developer at Google) because she uses spaces, not tabs. Arguing over indentation style might seem trivial, […]

Jun 162017
 
 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 8:27 am Azure No Responses »
Azure Portal: The missing ClearDB MySQL database

I moved my website to Azure a long time ago, and at the time I created a MySQL database that was added as a so-called ‘linked resource’.  The database itself was easily managed from the provider, ClearDB, and to access the provider site I would simply click on the ‘Manage’ link under my linked resources […]

Jun 102017
 
 June 10, 2017  Posted by at 10:34 am Not So Stupid Questions, Random No Responses »
(Not so) Stupid Question 297 & 298:  What is a subsea datacenter and what is the environmental impact?

Alright, I’m back from a longer break from the blog due to surgery and book writing 🙂 I’ll find some time to write about that, as well as what is going on in my life. But first, let’s have a look at subsea datacenters! AS an avid scuba diver and software developer the topic of […]