I think I have finally settled on a Linux distribution.

My requirements are simple:

  • Install and run easily as a VMWare Workstation guest operating system;
  • Don’t confuse me too much with the UI;
  • Make it easy to get multimedia stuff installed;

I do reserve the right to keep trying stuff out. However, I’ve settled on KUbuntu. Yesterday, I easily upgraded from v12.10 to the latest 13.04. Worked great.

Now I can get back to fiddling with the OS – and not just fiddling with VMWare installs and such.


PHP debates! Good one

I have a lot of respect for Phil Sturgeon. Have read some great articles by Phil over the years. He’s digging in here:

This guy (Tom Butler) is new to me – but he’s a good writer and makes some really interesting points. I’m able to follow his code for the most part: He seems very bright.

I fiddle with PHP. I want to do the right thing. These PHP ‘standards’ are good to know – as the more up-to-date frameworks embrace them.

software development

I like this link on learning to program.

I read a *lot* of these types of articles.

I learn best by repeated failures: I call it ‘Error Driven Development’. Works for me.