A friend of mine recently asked a very general question of what tools, tips, process, other had I used at a former employer for our Continuous Integration, Build, Deploy, other process. After digging through my memory for some of the names of products and then dusting off the processes that we developed I realized that the entire process was a lot of fun. I’m very interested to see how much further the concept becomes a standard practice among development teams and companies in general.

Google Drive Synced for Ubuntu

OK, so I’ve been finding myself using GDrive more and more but missing the sync capabilities as with DropBox and of course there is no Linux client/integration because why would anyone want to do that. Don’t you know Linux is used to bypass DRM and hack people and stuff!? OMG! I mean really the next thing will be cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!

So, after poking around grive seemed to be the most flexible, allow for actual sync and not be tied to a beta (see InSync beta program) and only free for that beta. That’s not really free in my mind and yes I’m arguing semantics; it’s my site, I can do that.


  1. $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
  2. $ sudo apt-get update
  3. $ sudo apt-get install grive
  4. $ mkdir /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive
  5. $ cd $home/gDrive
  6. $ grive -a
  7. follow the prompt from Google to allow Grive to access and then copy the key and paste it as instructed

I personally don’t like having to execute manual things so I also added a Cron entry to sync every 15 minutes

  1. $ crontab -e
  2. */15 * * * * cd /home/[your home directory here]/gDrive && grive
  3. save/exit
  4. Done!

Anual Post

It seems only fitting that just over a year later I perform what appears now to be my annual post to a site that is supposed to be all about writing. At least I have pictures for your viewing pleasure. :)

Pics from Jamaica

A few pictures from Jamaica have been uploaded to the photo album. This is one of my favorites.



Got lost there for a bit

But as before, I’m back and with some interesting thoughts, links, notes other. For starters, check out this video from YouTube – Edinburgh to Sky.

Interesting article on Liferay and Alfresco integration

I’ve been tracking the efforts of Liferay and working with Alfresco for a couple of years now and this article at Rivet Logic Blogs by Alaaeldin El-Nattar caught my eye. Discussed are the integration capabilities of the two products and the JSR-168/286 specification. Check it out!

Camera be dead

And it was after years of missed shots and failures to flash…


Linux or Android/ computer or tablet?

It could be viewed as no longer linux at this point but regardless of what you consider Android, the new Moto Xoom tablet is pretty slick. It’s no replacemet for a laptop or even a net book (at least the one I have) but it excels in every other way. Application list to follow.

Evernote for Linux!!

Like Evernote for Windows(bah!), Android, Blackberry, iPhone, or Mac? Been running it in Wine for Linux? I just found a decent version for Linux called Nevernote. By all appearances it’s just like the actual client minus a few of the visual features (e.g. icon view of notes).

Thanksgiving sunset

It’s the small things in life like the amazing sunset we were treated to on Thanksgiving this year.