There was so much to see and think about at OSCON this year, as in past years. I saw a great set of presentations on Rails, Scaling, NoSQL (MongoDB in the house) as well as Gamification.
My work load is steadily increasing as I am now working with three startups at the moment. Tastytrade.com is the most visible, as the others are still flying under the radar for now.
If you know anyone looking for work as a developer, I am currently seeking a developer and problem-solver for the work that Quiet Foundation does: ruby/rails, Java and with a functional programming passion.
Surface Mount Soldering of IC - this side not so bad, the other side not so good. The trick seems to be “don’t slather on too much paste”. As all things in life go, take it easy on the goop.
I was just thinking how, in the software development world, the concept of technology stacks are pervasive. This is a fairly powerful idea. It follows these rules of optimization:
As a tool designer I thought i’d begin to chronical the design stack of my choice:
I hope to reduce this down to a much simpler composition as I understand it better.
While the gorilla exhibit is much better than 15 or 20 years ago, I can’t help feeling that the park needs another couple of acres for the animals to get about in.
It’s also powerful how the banning of straws and cup lids in the cafe area really does reduce the small bits of trash.
Thanks, from your basement tenant.
Note to self:
You are attracted to implementations, real puzzles to be solved. Resist this urge - it is not productive to try implementing everything by yourself. Stay in the guiding, rule-setting mode of illustrations, documentation and conversations with your client. The point is to listen and replay your client’s dream to them. Use the slow and undeniable current of people working as a group to launch your ship.