Skype drops web support for Safari, Firefox

VentureBeat: The new Skype for Web client that Microsoft released on Thursday isn’t functional on several browsers, the company confirmed to VentureBeat today. The revamped version of the company’s messaging and video chat client only supports Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome — and Chromium-based browsers such as Vivaldi — but…

Updating to the latest version of git on Ubuntu

If you're using git on Ubuntu, the version distributed via apt may not be the newest version of git (I use git to deploy changes on all of the sites I manage). You can install the latest stable version of git provided by the maintainers as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:…

Using server alerts to generate Todoist tasks

I manage a few different servers (including this one) for several different friends and clients. As part of managing each server and site hosted on it, I’ll typically receive alerts for errors, common tasks or downtime. For a while I had settled on filing these alerts into a separate…

Move slow and break nothing

Danny Crichton, TechCrunch: For everyone, but particularly software engineers: let’s get back to basics. It’s better to have more reliable but less features than more features that are breaking every other day. Let’s move slow and break nothing. Reliability and stability are features. Focus on them.…

Automatic Feedbin subscription backups

A few weeks ago I switched from Fever. to Feedbin. I had been using Fever on a shared hosting account and, over the long term, was proving to be slower than I had expected it to be. So far Feedbin has proven to be considerably faster than my old Fever…

Fastmail in Fluid.app

I've spent the last few months bouncing around OSX mail clients. I went from Mail.app to Airmail, to a Mailmate trial, back to Airmail and then back to Mail.app. Now, however, I've finally settled on a mail client: Fastmail's web interface in a Fluid instance. I've gone with…

Sorting email using aliases and plus addressing in Fastmail

I subscribe to a number of mailing lists and, up until recently, had been using individual server-side rules to sort all incoming messages from those lists in to a specific folder. However, as the number of lists I was subscribed to grew, adding and maintaining individual rules became increasingly tedious.…

Leaving Google Apps for Fastmail

I recently began a process of re-evaluating the web services I use, the companies that provide them and an evaluation of where I store important data. I had used Google services extensively with Gmail handling my email, my contacts synced through Google contacts, calendars in Google calendar and documents in…