Monday, September 29, 2014

Syntax highlighting code in Blogger

So far, I've been using the Courier monospace font to show code in my posts on Blogger. Jekyll has better support for syntax highlighting and a static site with Github pages is the "in thing" these days. Let's see how well Prettify works with Blogger for syntax highlighting.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

On building portable Linux binaries

One of the annoying things about Linux is how hard it is to build binaries that work on all reasonably recent distributions of the operating system. Dynamic linking is favored in Linux for a number of reasons. But it puts the burden on the user to make sure that all dependencies are met, and this can quickly lead to what is popularly called "dependency hell".