Dave Bucklin

Visualizing the History of Programming Languages

Recently, I came across the Wikipedia article, Timeline of Programming Languages. It has nicely-formatted tables for each decade since the 1940s. Each table has the same format: one language per row and, for each language, the year it came into being, its name, creator, and a list of the languages that influenced it. When data establishes a relationship between elements, as this page does with the list of influences for each language, we have the makings of a graph.

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Introducing bbook

Hunting for a job usually involves talking to a lot of people. It’s important to keep track of who you want to talk to, who you’ve already talked to, and what you talked to them about. The world is awash in contact management applications, everything from the address book on your phone to software suites like Goldmine, Zoho, Salesforce, and SugarCRM. The first application I worked on was a contact management system for insurance marketing firms.

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Installing Postfix and Mailman on Debian Jessie

I recently set up Mailman, a mailing list manager, on a small VPS running Debian GNU/Linux. I also set up Postfix as my MTA. It took me a week of evenings and I had a hard time getting it done. I collected my notes along the way so that they may benefit someone else.

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Evernote Extraction Part II - Vimwiki Inception

Part 2 of my migration from Evernote to Vimwiki.

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Evernote Extraction

I take notes all the time. I love having access to my notes wherever I go. Evernote does that. However, I’ve become increasingly dissatisfied with the complexity of their client software. Also, they recently stopped supporting Geeknote, a CLI client. [1] Geeknote has it’s own problems, so maybe it’s time to make a change.

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