Developer. Designer. Jason Ormand

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A pro tip for reducing visual noise in OSX

August 26th 2014

Staying focused is key for my productivity, so I do what I can to eliminate distractions. At least until I want them.

The OSX Mavericks (and earlier) menu bar can be noisy and distracting. And OSX doesn’t give you an option to hide the menu bar when you aren’t using it. The result. You’re trying to solve a tricky think and you notice you have a few new emails. And just like, the distraction acts like a strong wind, blowing down the house of cards that is your mental picture of the problem at hand…

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Linode vs DigitalOcean, performance benchmarks

February 8th 2013

I’ve been a Linode fan and customer for years, but just this week I was made aware of a competing VPS host – DigitalOcean. It’s a pretty compelling sell. A VPS for $5 a month, with a 20GB SSD and 512MB of RAM. Fucking, sweet. But when something sounds this good, I’m sceptical. To dispell or validate my thoughts of a “catch”, I turn to a handy performance analysis tool – Phoronix Benchmark Suite. Here’s the skinny…

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