A Quick Response to “Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu? – symposium, Coventry University, 8th December 2015”

Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu? I don’t personally find academia.edu’s basic business model to be as inherently “parasitic” as the main participants in the above forum.  Though I’m wary of the new proposition on academia.edu of peer reviewing for free, (although to have one’s work peer-reviewed is not free) I’m actually wary of the notion… Continue reading A Quick Response to “Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu? – symposium, Coventry University, 8th December 2015”

A Beginners’ Guide to Installing and Configuring GLASS: Gemstone 64/S Smalltalk / Seaside / Application Server / Object Database Server Environment

After attempting to help a friend new to programming to install the free GLASS stack that gives you a superb app server, web app development environment and transparent object persistence, and seeing his frustration, I decided to boil down the steps, since although they’re not complicated, the various steps are not found together and trying… Continue reading A Beginners’ Guide to Installing and Configuring GLASS: Gemstone 64/S Smalltalk / Seaside / Application Server / Object Database Server Environment

Using Oracle Solaris on an Ultrasparc System as a Development or Test Server

If you’re like many developers you either work from home completely or work from home fairly regularly to avoid the interruptions and distractions of the office. One of the difficulties in doing so,, ven if you have a VPN that allows you to get to the dev and test servers at the office, and obviously… Continue reading Using Oracle Solaris on an Ultrasparc System as a Development or Test Server