Archives / 2011 / February

Using nvm and npm to Manage Node.js

Node.js v0.4.0 has been available for a week. I’ve been experimenting with Node for a while, and I think its going to be a big part of my toolkit in the future. It’s currently under active development, and at this early stage managing version conflicts can be a challenge. With the latest [...]

Technology By The Numbers

Fascinating presentation by Jonathan Reichental, entitled “Mind-blowing, world-changing technology* *by the numbers.”

The numbers give you a sense of the enormous impact technology has on the world.

Google Offers OAuth Alternative to Improve Security

Google is now offering two-factor authentication, making sign-in more secure.
It’s an extra step, but it’s one that significantly improves the security of your Google Account because it requires the powerful combination of both something you know—your username and password—and something that only you should have—your phone. A hacker would need access to both of these [...]

Working On Forked Projects Using GitHub

On Friday, I finally became active on GitHub, something I’ve waited far too long to do. My first action was to fork Jeremie Miller’s Locker project. In the process of doing that, I captured some notes about working on projects at GitHub, which I’m posting here in case others might find them useful. [...]