Hop: First steps with Debian 8 “Jessie”

I’ve always felt like I should be running Debian Linux (for obvious — if you know me — reasons) but never have… until yesterday: I have my Asus netbook now running the newly-released Debian 8 “Jessie” release. So far, about all I have done is install, make sure everything is working, and do a bit of typical performance tuning (I/O scheduler, /etc/fstab options, swappiness) to take advantage of the SSD.

More to come…

Komodo Color Schemes on Github

I finally got around to putting the Komodo color schemes I’ve developed and tweaked over the past couple years on GitHub. They’ve each been updated a bit to take advantage of some of the new capabilities in Komodo v9, to be more consistent internally and with each other, and to cover an additional language or two (e.g., Markdown).

Preview of Base16r-Default-Dark Komodo color scheme
Preview of Base16r-Default-Dark color scheme for Komodo IDE/Edit

See: https://github.com/we3geeks/komodo-color-schemes

My grandfather

My grandfather, my son, and me. Bentley, KS. May 2014.
My grandfather, my son, and me. Bentley, KS; May 2014.

Paul Pribbenow.

Son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather. Farmer, veteran, gardener, candy maker, tinkerer. A maker before being a maker was a thing…

Born on 16 December 1916, he passed away on Friday, 27 March 2015.

He was my grandfather, and one of the coolest people I have ever known. I consider myself blessed to have known him, and I am incredibly grateful that Ian and I were able to stop and see him on the way home from Oklahoma last spring.