“There are only two hard things in computer science: convincing your team you don’t need Kubernetes and naming things.”

In this post, I am going to be ranking various technologies or languages or whatever I feel like ranking by the most important metric there is. The one metric that has…


Yet another security vulnerability has been disclosed in the Linux kernel, this one dealing with gaining root access from a user land program. The root cause is a size_t argument being passed as a (signed) int. This has people maligning C for being unsafe, unstable, and unreliable, all of which…


Your app won’t fix the loneliness epidemic.

The Internet has a loneliness epidemic. Our existing so-called social media apps are leaving us lonelier than ever. [TODO: Insert statistic about millennial friendships.] That’s why we made Souply, the soup-based social media app to make real connections. Fuck your Facebook feed. Fuck loneliness for good. …


You’ve been there before. You’re reading the documentation of some programming language or a library. There is an example. The example looks like this:

class Foo {
public:
int m_foo;
}
class Bar: public Foo {
public:
int m_bar;
}
Bar bar;

This is supposed to be helpful. The generic…


It’s the little things.

Like countless others this July 9th, I was waiting in anticipation for Marvel’s Black Widow. Instead of planning a trip to the local theater, however, I was reaching for the remote, ready to order “premier access” to the latest MCU update. I say this as a die-hard lover of theaters…


Bag holders seldom make good history

My grandparents migrated to California from Oklahoma after the Dust Bowl. They are honest and simple people, with a deep respect for authenticity (if they did not use so many words). They believe televangelists are preaching for God’s sake, not their credit line’s. They settle for nothing less than a…


And why you don’t want to have one of many.

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I’m gonna get heat for this. And that’s ok, but someone needs to say it:

No more operating systems as portfolios.

I get it, I do. I mean, I really do. My first portfolio was not the ever-popular Windows 98, nor the sleek indie pick MacOS. …


By starting your first dog grooming business

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In case you missed it, AWS announced today that they are releasing the very first alpha launch of the forthcoming AWS Rust SDK. This is a huge step forward in showing that AWS really was serious in their initial support for Rust having actual input from the core Rust team…


Don’t be such a square!

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Reading back over traits in “The Book” of Rust (that has a biblical feel, doesn’t it?), I realized something that was totally impossible in Go: implementing traits for non-local types i.e. types that you did not create yourself. To see what I mean concretely, let’s say that we wanted to…


With tests! And plenty of apples.

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I have been scratching my head lately trying to think of something to do with Go. It’s a perfectly simple, easy-to-use language with a lot of boxes ticked and yet I have been unable to think of anything. Finally, the inspiration struck me: a thread-safe cache with tests. Now, since…

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