This is my current blog where I discuss a variety of computing topics including Linux, vim, python and javascript as well as science and statistics. Many of the posts have accompanying gists, which contain code for the example discussed.

dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04

Oct 10, 2016

This a very brief post on installing dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04, mainly to remind myself how I got it working. In the end, it's the most straightforward approach, but not the one I found at the dropbox website. So, be careful.

Python setup on Ubuntu 16.04

Sep 21, 2016

In this post I will document my approach to python on Ubuntu 16.04. To be clear, this is not the only way to do things and I make no claims that it is the best strategy. However, it is useful for me to write this information down for future reference. Who knows, it might be helpful for you too!? Let me know if it is. I also love to read about other approaches, so leave comments and/or links below.

vim and vundle on Ubuntu 16.04

Sep 21, 2016

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, the new long-term-stable distribution of Ubuntu. This means I will be installing all of my trusted computing tools on this new distribution as well as reconsidering some of my approaches. In this post I'll go over a new approach to my vim setup for Ubuntu 16.04, changing from pathogen to vundle plugin management.

ES2015 using Node, Babel and Webpack

Jul 13, 2016

In this post I will cover setting up a project that uses ES2015/ES6 -- modern JavaScript-- that will still work in current web browsers that need ES5. The trick is to use Babel to transpile ES2015/ES6 code to ES5, which can run on current browsers. Why do this? Well, ES2015/ES6 is the future of JavaScript and I'd like to start using it now.

Upgrading to Meteor 1.3 on Ubuntu 14.04

Mar 30, 2016

In a recent post I documented the install process for Meteor -- at that time the current version was 1.2.1. Well, the new version -- 1.3 -- is out and I will briefly document the upgrade process and provide some links to new guides and tutorials that the MDG (Meteor Development Group) has released.