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Heartbleed has generally been called the “internet apocalypse we’ve been waiting for” and such grandiose things. People scrambled to fix it and to this day, there are sites that have not been fixed properly. But did you know that 36% of sysadmins didn’t blink when Heartbleed came about? They went...

You can find me here from now on. It's a Tumblr blog for now.Why, you ask? Because Blogger has fallen into disrepair. Google does not care about it, so I won't tolerate it anymore.Here's what my draft of my upcoming post looked like when I opened it back up a...

"Immutable" is a recent discussion point around the water cooler, and it's not my imagination when I say "recent":I think this comes from the functional programming rage -- especially in Haskell -- where, since all of your data is immutable, every function is composable and concatenatable since there are no...

Someone over at Etsy posted a nice "Sleep Driven Development" article and it brought to mind my personal jihad against pager alerts.There are a handful of major, well-known tech employers that adhere to "DevOps" or "NoOps" practices and have all engineers on pagers. If you ask exiting engineers at these certain companies...

Junior developers often seem want to discuss "premature optimization" with me when I bring up things such as scalability and performance. For those not familiar, here's the entire context of Knuth's quote.He was talking about gotos! People were using goto statements to improve efficiency and he felt that it was...