Thursday, July 13, 2006

A comment on developer adoption

I didn't want to misplace this post, so I'm posting it here.

Friday, June 23, 2006

On the server

Since I didn't hear from Sun on the x2100 offer, I went ahead and bought a server (very very similar specs) from Silicon Mechanics for $896. Including rails, free shipping, excluding sales tax (which I'll take care of next April).

Tyner Blain

Tyner Blain. Strange name for a great blog on project/product management and assorted stuff of the kind...

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

X2100 try and buy

Thank you for your interest in the Sun Fire X2100 Server. Your application is under consideration, but your 'no' responses to our qualification questions require us to review it further. A Sun sales representative will contact you to further discuss your requirements.

Well, fuck me. I guess I ain't good enough after all.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Rant on John Clingan's blog.

I left a rant on Java on John Clingan's blog.


So I'm hard at work on making the text-based, Google-friendly version of the betterloans website, and I'm definitely spinning it to my tastes. It's going to be interesting to see how a typical business reacts to having a text-only, xhtml1.1+css (yes the mime type is what it should be, and degrades gracefully, so IE doesn't barf) website written by me.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Another Pythonista

On mod_python (thanks again Grisha), htmltmpl, and other preferred tools for cgi dev work in python.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Competitive attacks and Jim Grisanzio's light

(In fear that the jroller monster is eating my comments...)


What you wrote about yourself on your reaction to attack, about getting sick to your stomach, anger, and wanting revenge, is how most suits react. It's generally immature and petty. However, for most of them, the very reason they have fancy titles and positions of power is because they feel like they were hit in the gut (take things a bit too personally) and want bloody revenge (overreact). For them, that has been the path to success, and that is why this sort of behavior is seen in the high reaches of corporate governance and politics.

Software developers, engineers, and the kind that post build logs on their blogs (hi blaster) are much more logical, rational, and tend not to take all that personally.

Now you know why geeks find the posturing and shenanigans of lusers quite amusing, as well as a colossal waste of time.

Do what we do: Ignore and don't feed the trolls.

Comment on Marketing

Comment on Marketing and geekdom from yours truly at Laura's Box of Chocolates.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Comment at Slashdot on Solaris Admins

This relates nicely to a comment to a post by post by Jim Grizansio.

Monday, February 27, 2006