I have started to realize that any programming or computer fact my wife encounters, she absorbs and assimilates it. Then later it gets delivered to me in an unexpected and clever way. In the past few days she has done these things that stopped me in my tracks:Reminded me to enable robots.txt to prevent Google indexing a task-mana [...]
I had an idea today about improving the use of local_settings.py in Django projects. I find it annoying to have them required but get zero feedback about them being correctly specified in their entirety. I got to thinking: why not list the required parameters and if they don’t get set, raise a specific exception at startup rather t [...]
My Little Brother, Asa, wrote a biography of me for his 7th grade project. Below is the foreward I provided:
They say the first biography is the hardest. Or maybe they don’t. Somebody might have, and I just did, so it has been said. Real examination of one’s life is hard and harder still is sharing it with another. The mistakes [...]
I am lucky to have a wonderful wife who supports my sometimes weird sleep schedule. After an all-nighter yesterday writing papers I was mostly useless this evening and slept until now, to get up and write again. She’s so good to put up with me.
The dogs were happy to take over my job of snuggling up to her. Darn those non-homework-h [...]
My job and EMBA class is putting me into close association with people operating at a higher level of corporate life. I am noticing now the different level of personal care necessary to fit into higher positions in companies. Better haircuts, nicer shoes, and finer clothes.
Operation Fabio is the process of upgrading my [...]
Incredibly productive night hacking. I spent the afternoon with Ata visiting from New Jersey to see me, Brendon, and the Jayhawks. While out eating I drank way, way too much diet coke. Hence my being up at 4 AM.
I’ve been hacking on my startup, which is a hobby project right now but hopefully a real future business. I’ve never [...]
Watching Prometheus. Definitely turning into one of the stupidest “science” fiction movies I’ve ever seen. Expected something interesting, instead it’s just stupid alien horror nonsense. Very disappointing.
District 9 was better than this. Honest to god — DISTRICT 9, folks. Battlefield Earth, Starship Tropers 3, Jaws: The [...]