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Monthly Archives: June 2008
[I'm reposting this from my "personal journal":http://avdi.livejournal.com as it has development applicability - in so much as it is a tale about how NOT to design software.] So I’ve been trying to wire money to Kenya. No, I haven’t been … Continue reading
Working as I do in the Rails world these days, I’m periodically reminded of the difference between me and most Rails programmers. That is, the fact that I came to Rails via Ruby, rather than vice-versa. Usually this happens when … Continue reading
A passage in Charles Nutter’s reaction to MagLev caught my eye today: First off, they demonstrated its distributed object database automatically synchronizing globally-reachable state across multiple VMs. It’s an amazing new idea that the world has never really seen… except … Continue reading