JIRA to Task Managers

I used to have a JIRA to Omnifocus Script which fell into disrepair for a bit.

It worked well, but as the Mac modernized itself it ended up with a lot of issues.

So I rewrote it by splitting it into a front-end (JIRA) and back-ends (the different task managers) for Yosemite and El Capitan. Now […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Mac, Ruby|Comments Off on JIRA to Task Managers

Values common to software managers across cultures

A good software executive or manager will foster meritocracy, will have a good ability for followup, and will scan the environment for opportunities to innovate, whether it’s looking at new techniques related to the current software project or assist the business stakeholders in finding and prioritizing more processes that can be automated.

The “people” approach […]

By |September 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Values common to software managers across cultures

Using the Bluetooth keyboard under the iPad

Well, I mentioned I’d attach a bluetooth keyboard to the iPad to try it out and that’s exactly what I did. The results are better than with the regular keyboard but still not ideal.

Of course typing with a real keyboard is going to feel great. The problem is that it’s just field typing. On […]

iPad – first impressions

My experiences with the iPad so far
By |April 4th, 2010|Mac|Comments Off on iPad – first impressions


Esto es en respuesta a la Carta abierta de un desempleado a los entrevistadores A veces hago entrevistas laborales. Una de nuestras oficinas está en México. En mi compañía NO hacemos pruebas psicométricas, y solicitamos currículums sin foto, edad o información personal. Mi interés principal es 1) Eres listo, puedes escribir código al nivel que […]

By |April 1st, 2010|Best Practices, Español|Comments Off on Reclutamiento

Figure out the encoding of a stream

Have you ever seen a stream of data coming from a network, and it has some European accented characters in an encoding you don’t recognize? Sometimes bad coding practices or assumptions about encoding when pasting into documents make the encoding on the file not match all or part of the encoding of a document. This […]

By |October 2nd, 2009|Mac|1 Comment

Stupid monitoring trick: Watch mysql queries fly

Put this somewhere in your ~/bin:
watch ‘echo “show processlist” | mysql -u whateveruser –password=mypassword | grep -v “show processlist” ‘
Now run it and you will have a poor man’s monitor, kind of like top but for MySQL. That coupled with screen (or multiple terminals) may give you some quick and easy piece of mind.

This […]

Speed Up Firefox web browser – Ubuntu Geek

Ubuntu Geek provides a great little guide on speeding up Firefox. A lot of the about:config settings he proposes changing are already fairly optimal on a Mac, but disabling IPv6 seemed to make the most difference on my case.

[From Speed Up Firefox web browser | Ubuntu Geek]

By |April 9th, 2009|Mozilla XUL|Comments Off on Speed Up Firefox web browser – Ubuntu Geek

WebLoad – Bait and Switch

As a software writer, I download a lot of sample software. In the software world, most people are good about working with their community, and the way you conduct yourself in business matters a lot. This is why I was so amazed to receive this today.

By |March 11th, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WebLoad – Bait and Switch

JIRA To Omnifocus Script

This script logs into your JIRA and creates OmniFocus tasks for each of the JIRA items that are assigned to you, so they sync to your Omnifocus for iPhone, you only have to keep track of one inbox, etc. It only takes a tiny bit of setup.