A Plea for iMessage on Android

Hi Apple, Chris here. I’m an infrastructure guy, general technology enthusiast, and longtime user of various products you produce. Much like Apple itself seems to be, I am a proponent of strong cryptography for securing personal data and communications. Given the current technical and political climate, I think I probably speak for many when I say that I’d love to see iMessage available for Android phones.

Well Hello There Pagely

I never write here anymore. I keep thinking that I will, and then I don’t, and I should. I know I should. Life has been pretty busy for me for the last year. New job, moved to a Santa Monica with my girlfriend, usual life committments and so on. None are great excuses but c’est la vie. One thing I realized recently was that the only time I have touched this blog as of late, it’s to make sure things are updated. System software, WordPress itself, things of that nature. And that’s not a great use of my time if we’re all being honest here. So instead of managing my own server, I’ve moved things over to the professionals at Pagely. I’ve known Josh Strebel and his lovely wife Sally for some time. They are wonderful, and they run a tight shop. I couldn’t be happier to be here. Hopefully now that I don’t have to think…

What’s to Come After the Ruling on Gay Marriage

Today, the US Supreme court ruled that our Constitution allows same sex marriage. In light of this historic event, I’d like to take a moment and make a brief list of things that will and will not happen as a direct result. I’ll start with the longer list, which is the list of things that will not happen, then I’ll address things that will happen. THINGS THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN NOW THAT GAY MARRIAGE IS LEGAL Civilization as we know it will not crumble around us. Your existing heterosexual marriage will not be invalidated. Democracy will not be replaced as our system of government by socialism, fascism, or anything else. The terrorists will not win. You will not be denied the ability to go to your church of choice or worship as you see fit. Incest will not become legal. Humans marrying their pets will not become legal. Polygamy will…

Joining Forces With NodeSource

If you’re reading this blog, then there’s a good chance that you make use of my PPA for Node.js. I started making Node packages several years ago because I wanted there to be a consistent way for people to install up-to-date versions of Node on their machines. Not too long ago, Dan Shaw reached out to me to ask if there was anything he could do to help with the PPAs and give back to the effort. I had been looking for a way to ensure that what I’m doing satisfies the needs of Node developers, and also to make sure the project continues to receive the support it needs. We talked about how best to make this happen and decided to move things over to NodeSource from Launchpad. Here’s why.