A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.
This article introduces a short Perl script that culls errant Erlang heart processes, which have the awkward tendency of accumulating over time with crash-heavy processes.
The weather here is insane. It was getting above freezing and fairly pleasant for the last four or five days, but then it all flipped.
Today I finished reading Po Bronson's "The Nudist on the Late Shift." Its an interesting look at a wide swathe of different players in the Silicon Valley internet bubble. Well, to be more precise, in the first Silicon Valley internet bubble. Looking at the state of Valley entrepreneurship today, almost ten years later, much of what Bronson has to say is still intensely relevant.
Going through my first design phase in a large team of engineers has been an enlightening experience for me, exposing me to an ancient software dichotomy: hard versus soft.
Are you the best programmer in your project group? Are you a solitary contract developer? When the curtail starts falling, do you know you'll be the one who'll carry the project or be the last one crushed by its weight? Well, then I guess you're a Local Maximum. Congratulations, and my condolences.
Link to the search logs for Findjango. Obviously, not really that much data, but something.
I spent an hour or two last night figuring out how to get django-rcsfield working, and figure that the notes from the experience might benefit anyone else trying to do the same. With these notes, you too should only be thirty minutes away from adding version control to your Django textfields.
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