Sad farewell to my first Apple Intel computer

After over 5 years, I finally said goodbye to my very first Intel Apple computer. Up to this day, my former 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo Mac Mini was and still is a rock solid machine. With a stock 60 GB 5400 rpm drive and a shocking 512MB of RAM, the Mac Mini was my […]

How the Cartels Work: Guy Lawson on Mexican Drug Lords

“The idea that the Latino drug dealer is some Tony Montana like person, it’s not only wrong; it’s dangerously wrong…” -Guy Lawson On the Part II of Rolling Stone’s coverage on the Drug War, Guy Lawson gives a really good over view on how the cartels operate in America. Unlike other US journalists who pretty […]

The War Next Door

“America needs to confront its own hypocrisy in this regard; the consequences are not just felt inside your lives, but are felt inside the lives of perfectly innocent people who are just trying to live a decent existence..” -Guy Lawson Outdated, yet very interesting video on the drug war by Rolling Stone.

Sad day in the UNIX word – R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie

Yesterday was a really sad day in the UNIX world and in the technology world in general. Dennis Ritche, the creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the UNIX operating system (fundamentally the best operating system in the world) sadly passed away. Comparing Dennis Ritche to the also recently deceased Steve Jobs is […]

Extreme World – Mexico

“The inhuman cruelty and violence that I’ve witness in the streets here, will stay with me for the rest of my life…” -Ross Kemp Yet another really good documentary on the drug war. This time, on an episode of Extreme World, Ross Kemp looks into the violence in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico.

Rubygems annoyances

Earlier today while working on Ruby CLI Mailer, I had a problem installing the pony rubygem. I was getting the following error when trying to install the pony via rubygems: ERROR: Error installing pony: invalid gem format for /home/tony/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.8.7-p352/cache/pony-1.3.gem ERROR: Error installing pony: invalid gem format for /home/tony/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/cache/pony-1.3.gem I soon came to notice that the […]