Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion →

From Microsoft:

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

It seems like a good fit with Microsoft’s embrace of open source these days.

Downtime today for server upgrade

Update:

Maintenance is complete.

Original post:

Linode is offering 5 additional gigs of storage for my server so I’m going to take advantage of the offer, but I have to migrate the server to do so. Total downtime should be less than 30 minutes (hopefully).

Web Development with an iPad Pro

Since the release of first 12.9” iPad Pro in 2015, I’ve done all of my web development work on an iPad Pro (currently a 10.5” 64GB LTE model in space gray with a Smart Keyboard attached). Not only is this site coded entirely with it, I also use it at work to build the ON1 site.

As you’re reading this, keep in mind that this is what works for me. Your mileage may vary depending on your setup.

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Waiting patiently

Miranda and the kids went for a walk the other morning, and this is how Otto spent most of the time they were gone… waiting patiently for them to come back with his tennis ball on the window-sill.

It was pretty damn adorable, so I snapped the photo above to show Miranda when they got back.

Blog -> Twitter

I just put the finishing touches on the code that will automatically push anything that I post here with the “status” post format to Twitter, so I can now post to Twitter directly from the blog. Maybe that’ll get me posting to Twitter more often 🙂