A few weeks ago I stumbled into Josh Branchaud‘s excellent Today I Learned repo on Github. He got the idea from Hashrocket and decided to start his own version of their TIL repo. The idea caught on, apparently, as a Google search for “today I learned github” yields quite a hefty number of results. If I recall […]
I stumbled into this really great read over on Medium today by Robby Russell, the dude who invited Oh My ZSH. I’ve used Oh My ZSH for a few years now. ZSH itself has a lot of great features like globbing and tab competition. Oh My ZSH, in turn, extends plain-vanilla ZSH by creating a theme and plugin framework […]
A few helpful tips: Big data is sufficient. All those adjectives preceding “Big” are extremely, massively, extraordinarily, incredibly unnecessary (unless you want to write a big data rap song, in which case please use as many of these adjectives as you like). “Big data scientist with big data experience” sounds about as silly on my end as […]
I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Mondays are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rituals, that among these are grogginess, frustration, and the pursuit of caffeine. photo by Padurariu Alexandru courtesy of Unsplash
Slides from my WordCamp Atlanta talk on HyperDB, MySQL Performance, & Flavors of MySQL are available here. Thanks for coming out!
Getting software developers to work well together is like herding cats….that have been downing espressos…. in the middle of a thunderstorm….while the house is on fire…. and somebody’s goofing off with a laser pointer. photo by Ryan McGuire at unsplash
Larry was a mentor to me. I probably wouldn’t be here today if not for him. His was a sane voice when my own wasn’t. Impressive, given all the insanity that plagued him. Larry was gay. When his partner Jim died, Jim’s family invalidated Jim’s will. They said Larry had corrupted Jim, put a spell […]
Then why the hell do I need a fortune cookie?
Last week, Nancy shot a commercial for the MayDay Campaign‘s #MaydayIn30 competition. For those of you who don’t know, Mayday is the brainchild of Lawrence Lessig, a clever lawyer and political theorist who, among other things, cofounded the Creative Commons. Anyway, Mayday is a “SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs” and is intended to promote campaign finance reform on […]
All day long, the dogs have been giving us sad faces. They only get treats twice a day, instead of 20. And 30 minute walks, instead of 90. And we only play with them 2 hours a day, not 24. And we only let one of them sleep on the sofa at a time, instead […]