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Comment: REALLY?!? (Score 1) 831

by ItsLenny (#35645462) Attached to: Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development
First, I've developed on OSX, windows, and Linux (mainly ubuntu and CentOS)... OSX is by FAR the easiest to work on as a developer. When I switched to OSX about 4 years ago after 6+ years developing on windows / linux I became VASTLY more productive and spent far less time fixing my computer and more time actually doing work. The price tag I'll never argue. They are over priced.

Also, who cares if it's a different kernel. First of all, it's certainly closer to the CentOS server you're (probably) going to deploy it on than your windows computer. More importantly, we're talking about Web Development here right? If you're doing coding that is low level enough to be effected by the kernel then you should probably be developing on a environment that is a clone of your production server. You can still use your Mac Book to interface with it via FTP or SSH... or as others have suggested you can always just load up a virtual box running the exact OS of your production server to test against.

Final word.. I'm not a mac fan boy or anything... I do use a mac for most of my development, but I also use linux and windows computers regularly. I have employees that use windows I think it's whatever feels best to the individual and to me Mac is the most comfortable environment for development I've found. To argue you can't or shouldn't develop on a Mac is just absurd.

Comment: Re:Better solution for Mac than TrueCrypt- File Va (Score 2) 218

by ItsLenny (#35587074) Attached to: Man Finds Divorce Papers, Tax Docs On "New" Laptop
My fear with using BitLocker (win) or FileVault (mac) is that if for whatever reason my computer stops booting I won't be able to get in and get my files back. If you leave your files unencrypted you can usually just use a boot cd or worst case plug the drive in to another computer to save your files. Before anyone says it yes I do back up regularly, but you never know

However, with TrueCrypt you get a file which is a disc image that can be opened on any system as long as you have the TrueCrypt software and the password. So I throw all my general stuff on the drive unencrypted and sensitive stuff (passwords, financial data, etc) in a TrueCrypt file.

Comment: Re:did I read that right? (Score 2) 151

by ItsLenny (#35586818) Attached to: New FBI System IDs People By Voice, Iris, More
The sad truth is even without this addition they could always find some reason to arrest you. I used to work for a police department and it was not strange to bring people in because they "resembled a suspect we were looking for". Then theres always "disorderly conduct" or "suspicious behavior" which are always at the discretion of the officer. Wonder when they're gonna install the telescreens........

Comment: Re:Flash (Score 1) 203

by ItsLenny (#35580978) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Data-Only Android For Development?
No confusion here I know the difference between air and flex and have developed several things in each, but thats for the correction. I didn't mean air / flex as if they're one thing. I meant it as in they will both live beyond "flash" but will both die eventually. Also, who cares about packaging when the HTML 5 / JS / CSS lives on the web server.. to the end user it's a single thing. Finally, he said nothing about wanting cross-platform support. In fact, he seemed to emphasize that he was developing for android specifically

Comment: GSM phone with Cricket or Virgin (Score 1) 203

by ItsLenny (#35580376) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Data-Only Android For Development?
The phone doesn't matter just make sure its GSM... You can use Cricket Wireless or Virgin in the US.. not sure about Europe. You might need 2 sim cards / providers to avoid paying "roaming" .. but Virgin and Cricket both offer unlimited data plans in the US. I know Virgin is in the UK too their "unlimited" data plans start at only $25/ month .. it'd probably be your best bet.

Comment: Computers never make mistakes (Score 1) 256

by ItsLenny (#35431596) Attached to: Stopping the Horror of 'Reply All'
...only people make mistakes. The simple answer is sllloooowww down, take a breath then hit reply (or reply all if applicable). Yes, I've hit the wrong button by mistake in my life, but that doesn't mean that we need to hide the reply all button or even pop up a window that makes me have to click twice to reply all. Thats just plain inconvenient. To those saying it's a outlook problem no it's not. I use Mac Mail on my Mac and thunderbird on my Linux systems and they both have reply and reply all right next to each other. I assume outlook is the same (I haven't used it in about 5 years). However at the end of the day the error isn't the program it's the user that clicks the wrong button probably because you're in too much of a hurry. No e-mail is THAT urgent take a deep breath and relax... think about what you're clicking and everything will be ok.

Comment: work in spam prevention (Score 1) 275

by ItsLenny (#35372462) Attached to: 'Spam King' Released From Prison, Now Lives In Seattle
I sure hope any potential employers google "Robert Soloway" and find "Spam king" high on the results list. I would think he would be well suited to help prevent others from doing what he did. Depending on the company and what they want him to do them googling his name could be the best reference to his "real world experience" possible.

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