Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BarCamp Buffalo #4

BarCamp Buffalo #4 was on December 14th. The vast majority of the 12 talks given were business and marketing related falling in line with the theme of the night; entrepreneurship and startups. I spoke generally about my experiences writing a multi-threaded daemon in perl and specifically about Proc::PID::File not being thread-safe. The fix for that is now out on the CPAN and all is well. You can view my slides here.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-11-25

  • [GO] YouTube - Buzzing the Tower in the NASA Shuttle Simulator
    The Space Shuttle Simulator is truly an awesome piece of technology.
  • [GO] Infographic about Infographics | Hiten Shah's Tumblr
  • [GO] Stevey's Blog Rants: Egomania Itself
    'Well, any time you find a community whose overall Humor Level is rated at "Homeland Security", it's a pretty good indicator that you don't ever want to have to deal with them. Ever.'
  • [GO] Living Life While Working Hard

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-11-17

  • [GO] Gabor hits Send: One Feature of Go that Every Programming Language Needs to Have

Links and Notes for 2009-11-16

  • [GO] Woz Prank | Scott Rafer's Blog

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-11-10

  • [GO] My Field Trip To The Supreme Court
  • [GO] Scott Rafer's Blog
    *So* angry.
  • [GO] Scott Rafer's Blog

Links and Notes for 2009-11-08

  • [GO] Indexed | Blog Archive | Too bad.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-11-06

  • [GO] A Rational Response to an Irrational Environment | UCOSP
  • [GO] Brian "Krow" Aker's Idle Thoughts - RMS, GPL, The Peculiar Institution of Dual Licensing
  • [GO] memcache-top - Project Hosting on Google Code

Friday, November 6, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-11-04

  • [GO] Looking to the future with Cassandra
  • [GO] Introducing Resque - GitHub
  • [GO] Richard A. Muller's Website
  • [GO] One Truth About Technology Architecture: Loose Coupling - Continuations
  • [GO] Chapter3: Luie
    A great essay by Richard A. Muller about his experience as Luis Alvarez's graduate student.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-10-26

  • [GO] Beautiful Perl: A simple plugin system

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-10-21

  • [GO] From Novice to Adept: Cleaning Up Bad Code - Modern Perl Books, a Modern Perl Blog
  • [GO] Re: git workflow (was Re: git?) -
    "Frankly if you havent used git before it will take some unlearning, but eventually it will become clear. The fact is git is an extremely simple system. YET.... In the same way that Go is a very simple game as compared to Chess. There are far more possible Go games than there are Chess games. Same with git versus pretty well any other VC."
  • [GO] djb (Aaron Swartz's Raw Thought)
    You know what? I am thrilled when my code helps *one* person through their day...
  • [GO] hurl
    Cool. It's curl but in your browser.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Links and Notes for 2009-10-20

  • [GO] NYC NoSQL Fall '09: Bryan Fink from Basho Technologies demonstrates the riak web-shaped data storage engine on Vimeo
  • [GO] Jamis Broke Open Source!
    This has been a point of conversation over the last couple of days. If you are running a successful project then you need to identify a leader before you head out the door. Communities need leaders. That isn't anti-open source its just how humans work. At the very least most groups of people need someone to stand at the front of the mob and point in the right direction.
  • [GO] Numbers Everyone Should Know | Everything is Data

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Links to share for 2009-10-14

  • [GO] John Graham-Cumming: Damn the torpedoes
  • [GO] Post-Medium Publishing
  • [GO] Nick Thompson’s first-person map | Infotropism
    I know now that they have this for cellphones but this has a whole bunch of data mashed together in a really cool way.
  • [GO] Is The Large Hadron Collider Being Sabotaged from the Future? - Large hardron collider - io9
  • [GO] Paul Buchheit: Applied Philosophy, a.k.a. "Hacking"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Interesting Links from my feeds - 2009-05-20

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Interesting Links from my feeds - 2009-05-16

  • To be (free) or not to be (free) - [In reference to the Ruby community] "In the age of git, anyone can fork anything - and the truth is that the real leaders are the people who got us on git, not the people who speak at conferences."
  • The Variable in Work Life Balance
  • Miniapp: Hacker Newspaper
  • Marketing And Leaders
  • Ten Things I Have Learned - "After all, what is required in our field, more than anything else, is the continuous transgression. Professionalism does not allow for that because transgression has to encompass the possibility of failure and if you are professional your instinct is not to fail, it is to repeat success. So professionalism as a lifetime aspiration is a limited goal."

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Interesting Links from my feeds - 2009-04-29

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Intersting Links from Hacker News - 2008-02-07

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Intersting Links from Hacker News - 2008-01-28

Monday, January 19, 2009

Quote me on this:

There is a long and drawn out story that I was going to write about but I will let the reader create a story around my quote.

A technologist is more than the sum of their potential documentation.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Goals for 2009

Dan posted his 2009 goals and I thought that I better get mine out there before it's February.

- Stop failing at blogging regularly.
- Get down to 200lbs from my current 268lbs.
- Read the rest of the O'Reilly perl books by the end of June.
- Learn Python in the second half of the year.
- Learn CouchDB.
- Be able to play 3 songs on my violin which I currently have no idea how to play.
- Read 30 other books. (This is my first books goal so I am starting low.)