Dear GitHub: Please let us sort our projects

Folks who use GitHub know that a user's or team's projects are sorted based on a few different factors. Profile pages sort repositories based on stars, contributions to popular projects, and recent activity. These are all fine sorting ideas, but only allowing projects to be sorted in these fashions is…

My PyCon 2014 Talk Schedule

This post is a tenative list of the talks that I plan to attend at this year's PyCon in Montreal. We're currently in transit. I'm writing from the van that seven of us from RIT are sharing. Keynotes and lightning talks are not listed. Assume that I'll be at those…

Firefox comes out as gay, new Mozilla CEO resigns

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has released a statement announcing his resignation from his new position following news that the company's popular Internet browser, Mozilla Firefox, is a homosexual. The widely-used free and open source application came out to the public via its Tumblr page around 10 PM on Monday. "It's…

Post-Mortem

I think this post has been coming for a long time. Over the past months, I've grown more and more disappointed with free and open source software and the surrounding community. It's finally come to the point where I can say that a big part of FOSS -- for me…

Dragons

Dragons roam the world's farms and cities, taking our gold, incinerating people, and hording items of great power. I am quite concerned about these dragons, but most of the citizens of Earth have taken to hiding in their homes, not caring to look at the dragons. Out of the corner…

Set Up Starbound Server on Fedora 20

A few weeks ago, a few friends and I bought a pack of four Starbound beta keys. I became interested in the game after reading Mike Bayer tweet about it. Starbound isn't free software, but neither is Steam. I decided to play it anyway. Sorry, Stallman. Playing with friends on…