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Shit recruiters say

Just today, I got my 1,000th recruiter email in the last ~4 years. I know this is the number because I’m slightly obsessed with organization and have added a s...

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Some ground rules for debate

For some reason, you’ve gotten into a debate with me about philosophy, software, psychology, history, life, the universe, and everything. Awesome! Before we go ...

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What are the pros and cons of Play Framework 2, for a Java developer?

My answer on Quora to What are the pros and cons of Play Framework 2, for a Java developer?:

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What are the pros and cons of Play Framework 2, for a Scala developer?

My answer on Quora to What are the pros and cons of Play Framework 2, for a Scala developer?:

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Play Framework: async I/O without the thread pool and callback hell

A blog post I wrote on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog about Play Framework: async I/O without the thread pool and callback hell::

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What my grandfather taught me about happiness

This is the eulogy I gave for my grandfather on March 14, 2013. He was 93 years old.

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Family, Home Comments

The Play Framework at LinkedIn

A blog post I wrote on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog about The Play Framework at LinkedIn::

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MySQL error: last packet sent to the server was XXX ms ago

I just spent a few weeks battling a strange, infrequent, hard-to-reproduce error when using JDBC to talk to MySQL. After about a dozen experiments, I think I’ve...

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: Erlang, Day 2

After learning some basic Erlang syntax on Day 1, I take on the second Erlang chapter, which introduces some more interesting concepts.

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Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: Erlang, Day 1

After a long hiatus, I’m finally back to working my way through Seven Languages in Seven Weeks. After finishing up Scala, I’m now on the 5th language, Erlang...

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