Monthly Archives: June 2014

Moving to nearlyfreespeech.net – bare domain and www

I moved to nearlyfreespeech.net this week, from 000webhost.com. It is much faster, and now I won’t get popup ads. While moving the site, I took the opportunity to upgrade to the current WordPress. I think I was on WP3.3 previously; now it’s on the current release. And now … Continue reading »


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Comparing Graphite and Flot

Producing a dashboard with charts generated by Graphite using its render API I kinda liked the results: But then I thought, I wonder if I could produce the same dashboard from the raw data, using jquery flot?. And the answer is, of course: Which do you prefer? I … Continue reading »


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NodeJS vs Ruby on Rails popularity

Everybody’s favorite indicator, the Google search trend chart, shows that Nodejs is overtaking Ruby on Rails: From a recent webinar on Apigee.com:


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Welcome to 1998, Apple! JavaScript will soon be usable for automating OSX apps

via Reddit, I learned that Apple is introducing JavaScript as a way to automate inter-app communication in OSX. JavaScript continues it’s growth. Just a couple notes: Windows had this in 1998 with WSH which was first available in Windows 98. Just sayin. Microsoft has also recently published a … Continue reading »


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I don’t really hate NodeJS

I don’t really hate NodeJS. Yes, a while ago, I said I hate NodeJS. But I didn’t really mean it. I was just suffering from unrealistic expectations. I learned to Let Go of my idea that JavaScript on MacOSX ought to be as easy as JS on Windows. … Continue reading »


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of nodejs and new clothes

A provocative post by Eric Jiang, entitles “The emperor’s new clothes were built with Node.js”, regarding the undeserved praise being heaped upon NodeJS. While I think he gets his analysis all right, he is still missing the forest for the trees. Nodejs has grown the way it has … Continue reading »


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