Category: Rants

Worst SVN Error Message Ever

Total props go to Ben Christensen for this little gem that had me slamming my head against the wall. If you’re trying to perform a Subversion checkout and getting some meaningless error such as: svn: To better debug SSH connection problems, remove the -q option from ‘ssh’ in the [tunnels] section of your Subversion configuration […]

Why You Have to Design For Usage Scenarios

I hate my furnace. I really, really, can’t stand it. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever disliked anything as much as my furnace. Ever. What is it about my furnace that evokes such strong emotion and contempt for something that simply pushes air around my home? Functionally, the furnace does everything it is suppose […]

Bollywood does Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Part 8

You’ve gotten this far. This is my last chapter of this saga. I last left you as I boarded my American Airlines flight leaving from Dehli to Chicago. If you haven’t been reading this from the beginning, I suggest you do. I slink on board and find my seat. I don’t have an aisle or […]

Bollywood does Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Part 7

This is chapter 7 of my travel experience to Pune, India. This is where I begin my trip home. You should probably start reading this from Chapter 1. I’ve just spent 5 days in Pune, India. I’m ready to go home. My itinerary is: Pune to Delhi Delhi to Chicago Chicago to San Francisco One […]

Bollywood does Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – Part 6

I am shopping around for a publisher to this novel about my travel experience to and from India. It really is an incredible story. How I managed to not end my life during this escapade is beyond me. Start reading from the beginning at Part 1. Chapter 5 left off with me finally touching down […]