At the Paris Open Source Summit, I had a long discussion with engineers from AdaCore, that reminded me of the early roots of XL in Ada. I have never really retraced the steps along the way, and this was an interesting walk for me. I thought I'd share… My interest in programming languages is quite old. … Continue reading From Ada to XL in 25+ years…
This time of year is often used to do various cleanup chores. Today is "get rid of old paperwork day". And I decided to try and go paperless. One thing I learned how to do today is to use Tesseract and Ghostscript to archive searchable PDFs from scans. Scanning documents is the easy part. The … Continue reading Going paperless
There's something wrong with iPhone contacts. Simple operations like deleting an old phone number fail randomly. Anybody knows why? Case in point: one of my kids just moved to London for his first job. He now has a UK phone number. That's what I want as the primary phone number for him. This seems like … Continue reading iPhone contacts
I upgraded to kernel 4.9. It apparently fixed the Wi-Fi issues. I still have occasional display glitches, but they also go away while on battery power. Kernel upgrade I upgraded to kernel 4.9+ (i.e. Linus Torvald's master branch as of today). While I ranted two days ago about some changes in how you install software, … Continue reading Upgrading to kernel 4.9+
After rendering my Mac Book unbootable installing Fedora 25, I decided to try again, changing as little as I could to see where the previous installation went wrong. I'm happy to report that the second time worked perfectly. It just works™ I now have, as I wanted, a Mac Book Pro that dual boots Fedora 25 … Continue reading Second time is a charm
As I explained in yesterday's post, I rendered the Mac Book Pro that Red Hat sent me unbootable in OSX. So I spent some time trying to restore OSX on that machine. In the end, I was forced to wipe the disk clean and start over. Before I did that, here are some things I tried … Continue reading mac is back
OK, my last post about a few things that did not go too well installing Fedora got me some interesting comments. Donut worry, OSX is hardly perfect, as the screenshot below shows. 16GB of RAM for a mail application? That seems a bit much. And of course, OSX being so good at preventing runaway processes … Continue reading 16Gb of memory for Mail.app?