A while back I ran into the blog of a developer who'd gone and replaced his laptop with an iPad - completely. And was still happy with his decision months on. Which got me thinking - Would it actually work?
I've done away that clumsy old database thing. Webserver too. My blog is now statically generated. What follows is a quick brain dump of my experiences getting it up and running. First up, here's the various moving parts that make the magic happen: jilcrow, Dropbox, Amazon S3, s3cmd, incron, and Disqus.
So I've been hacking PHP since early highschool. I was introduced to Java during my University course. I taught myself Python not long after. I even have some rudimentary knowledge of C. But one thing I've never done is tackle a lisp. Or a functional language. So when I set about for a new language to learn, I stumbled on Clojure, and almost instantly fell in love. It's so different from any other language I've worked with before that it's like a breath of fresh air, and requires such a different way to approach problems.
Since I started writing code in Python, I've been a big fan of vim. Sure, at first it was a bizarre alien creature, but over time I've learnt it's quirks, and gotten quite comfortable.
So I have this horrible habit of coming up with a great idea, or deciding I need to do something, and then having forgotten about it within an hour.