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Is the JVM the "next assembly"? I hope not. (repost)

06/04/2007

This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. (The original title of this was "Is Java the "next assembly"?". A year or two it was pointed out that JVM is more appropriate than Java. Better late than never, right?)

Haiku for an April

04/20/2008

A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.

Spring Doesn't Come in February, But Snow Does

02/24/2008

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.

Being a Local Maximum

10/19/2008

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.

Good to Great, Paul Graham and Ayn Rand (repost)

06/01/2007

This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This article attempts--spuriously--to find a connection between various things I apparently once felt were important. (The original title was "Good to Great, Paul Graham, Ayn Rand, and a spurious attempt to connect them")

Hard and Soft, Fluffy and Brittle

02/03/2009

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.

Cull Lingering Erlang Heart Processes

02/04/2009

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.

Expectations and Reality for the lowly ALT

10/14/2007

When you apply to the JET program you have a lot of expectations. Then you talk to a couple of people who participated in the JET program before, and you get a new set of different expectations. A true JET veteran would tell you that Every Situation Is Different and to stop predicting because you're never going to know.

What Do Django People Search About?

06/17/2009

Link to the search logs for Findjango. Obviously, not really that much data, but something.

Miyajima and Hiroshima

12/29/2007

Some pictures and minimal commentary from my trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima.

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