independent software developer, writer, musician, hiker, coffee drinker, mac user
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For the first time in years, I took a stab at updating the IIFRP.org homepage. I also took @aaronpk's advice and added an RFC about how to create and submit RFCs.

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"Ya see, Donny here's gonna need another funding round from ya, and if he don't get it, I guess you'll have to pivot to your exit strategy friend, or you're gonna be swimmin' with the fishes."

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I want a movie where classic NY mobsters threaten local businesses with Silicon Valley business lingo.

"You keep your nose clean, and I'll follow up with Donny B. And if he don't like what he sees, then uh, I'll circle back and touch base in Q4; if'n you catch my drift."

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In the HomeEc classes of the future (if we ever remake them), students need to learn real-world, 21st century skills like how to manage email: using folders and writing filters.

It's a skill that takes 30 minutes to learn and will change their lifes forever.

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Did I mention that the Kindle version of my book finally available? Because it is and you should get it.

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Quality software is the result of all the code you didn’t write, not the code you did.

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Some devs during a refactor: I’m gonna clean up this mess and make it elegant!

Me during a refactor: I’m gonna delete so much code!

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It still boggles my mind that the oldest piece of software I’ve built that’s still in use is my blog engine. I’ve rewritten, upgraded, migrated, and mutated that poor thing for nearly a decade.

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Switching over my blog engine to finally use Jinja templates instead of the limited and convoluted pseudo-template system I created 8 years ago.

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Upgrades done!

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Currently administering upgrades using tmux on 5 remote machines through ssh all inside of tmux on another remote machine through ssh from my laptop. Come at me!

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FFmpeg is pure, indescribable magic. Every time I need it to solve a problem, it can.

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Just turned off Siri suggestions for Safari. I don’t have a Twitter client installed, but I find myself browsing Twitter more than I’d like because Siri keeps recommending the site to me when I’m bored.

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Ahh. Inbox Zero.

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It's amazing what a 50 line bash script can do.

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Two Negronis and I'm writing bash scripts.

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Today is a business day full of business things whereby I do a lot of business-y business.

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Thanks to everyone who read my latest blog post and then bought my book! You’re awesome!

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Interesting note. Here's what my blog server's CPU load is like depending on how high my post is ranked on HN.

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This is now the most viewed blog post I've ever written.

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The feedback on my latest post has been awesome. Glad to see lots of people finding this tip useful. Also good to learn about how to improve it!

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Static blogs are great. HN is currently pouring traffic to my site and it's like nothing's happening.

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3 on HN is my highest ever. Glad people find my cheap hacks useful.

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Woo! Made it to the front page of HN!

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Just noticed that one of Pine.blog's worker nodes just decided to take a vacation and stopped processing requests a few days ago. Luckily it had basically no impact on the service.

Get back to work!