John Franklin's blog
I have a lot of respect for AMD because over the years they have come up with a number of true innovations, leaving Intel (sometimes the whole industry) to play catch-up for a bit. The x86-64 architecture (a.k.a. AMD64) provided backwards compatibility to the 32-bit x86 instruction set when Intel was ready to move on with Itanium. AMD followed up by baking the memory controller in the CPU. When paired with HyperTransport, this gave multiple CPU servers significant performance enhancements while still providing memory coherency.
I’m a command line guy, through and through. It comes from doing a lot of BSD and Linux system administration where there is no graphical interface. When I build a new Drupal site, the first thing I do is build a new Ubuntu server VM with no graphical interface and configure it all without ever touching the mouse. Adding packages, configuring them, setting up a fresh Drupal install, restarting the web server -- all easily done with a few commands and a good text editor. (Vim, if you’re wondering.)
I just cut a new release of the Read More Link module. Despite being a pretty solid module, it has never had a proper release, much to the angst of deployment managers everywhere. This release has no further changes beyond the dev copy everyone has been using since November, 2011. This should make it easier for project managers to green light the module.