Archives For August 2016

lime fresh no more

August 21, 2016

This used to be a Lime Fresh Mexican Grill here at Phillips Landing. My wife and I made it a regular eating out habit, especially on Taco Tuesdays. Lime Fresh had the best fish tacos in Orlando, if not the whole world. All the food was good as was the staff. We literally started eating there when that Lime Fresh first opened. We built up a lot of good memories around the excellent food and staff.

But nothing lasts forever, especially something good like Lime Fresh. For whatever reason the place closed down late last year. Then about a month ago construction began on the empty store, and today I discovered it’s going to become a Five Guys Burger joint.

I’ve been to Five Guys. There’s one over near UCF where I work. Five Guys makes a decent burger, better than McDonalds and Burger King to be sure. But as good asFive Guys is, it isn’t as good as Lime Fresh. Not by any stretch. Not only is Lime Fresh food outstanding, it’s a lot healthier than a burger and fries from anybody, including Five Guys.

Before they tore out the Lime Fresh interior I got a few photos to remember the place. The photos below were taken at the same approximate positions as the photos above. You can see how different the new restaurant is laid out. Lime Fresh was a lot more open.

I’m sure the Five Guys will be successful. But not because of me and my wife. We won’t eat there; the food isn’t to our liking and we’ll have too sad memories of the restaurant that was there before.

Visual Studio Code in PowerShell Git Repository

Visual Studio Code in PowerShell Git Repository

While taking breaks during the day (and later this evening) I pulled the PowerShell source from Github. I got it to build, after a fashion, but the build process wants to run a series of tests, and the tests are failing a bit. Considering this is alpha code, I’m not that concerned, and consider this to be a learning opportunity.

I will clarify this about the build directions on OS X;

  1. install a PowerShell pre-built binary as Microsoft recommends and start that up;
  2. go down into the PowerShell top Git directory (in my case it was ~/Git/PowerShell);
  3. execute ‘Import-Module ./build.psm1’ within PowerShell.

That will define the PowerShell function Start-PSBootstrap that you need to execute in order to set up the PowerShell build environment. That little detail about sourcing build.psm1 is missing in the OS X directions, although it’s there in the Linux directions. Good thing I read around a bit…

GitHub Desktop with PowerShell Repository

GitHub Desktop with PowerShell Repository

I am pleased with the tools I have installed on the MBP. Visual Studio Code seems to be a rather decent editor (and debugger with the right extensions installed). I’m using it so far for Rust, Go and Python, and tonight I got it set up for C# editing. It comes with the ability to navigate a local Git repository copy out-of-the-box. All on a MBP under Mac OS X 10.11.6. I’m also pleased with GitHub Desktop. I can browse the repository metadata and the diff tool is again pretty decent. My only problem is I couldn’t use the Desktop to do the pull; I had to use the command line tool. I’m no git expert, and my understanding of the Desktop is even more limited. But again, it’s an opportunity to learn.

I’m something of a tool packrat, having installed a fair number of editors and IDEs over the years. For example I’ve purchased a license for Sublime Text, I’ve got Komodo Edit 9 installed, and I even have a copy of Atom installed. About the only editor I don’t have on OS X is Notepad++ (unfortunately, only available on Windows), an editor I use on Windows when I need to get serious about text and code editing without the bloat of a full-up IDE.

So, new tools, new code, a new(ish) shell to spark some interest. I’m looking for a full-up replacement for Java, so maybe I need to give C# another look. PowerShell is written in C#, so there’s that. I know that the cool kids look askance at C#, and I know that Java is still considered the #1 language for making a living. But Oracle has made using Java hellish, and I have no desire to use the language any more. C++, C#, Python, Rust, Go, Javascript; there are so many other good alternatives and what I listed doesn’t scratch the surface of computer languages. It’s such a rich development environment these days.