A few haiku with the overall polish and depth of an hour. Also some pictures from this past weekend, mostly of nature.
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.
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.
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")
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.
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.
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.
Link to the search logs for Findjango. Obviously, not really that much data, but something.
Some pictures and minimal commentary from my trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima.
Software engineer, technical leader, sci-fi reader, and so on. Born in NC, living in SF, and glad to grab a coffee.