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James Iry @jamesiry San Francisco, CA

Some people when faced with a problem think, I know, I'll use distributed computing. Now they have n^2 problems. Director of Engineering at @MeetEarnest

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Joined Twitter 1/15/09

Stop supporting it in 30 days? Did you accidentally forget to send this tweet 2 years ago? caught my cat running out of my office with my yubikey in his mouth--a threat model I hadn't considered.
Retweeted by James IryWhen switching from English (US) to English (UK) I want to be warned that "This site uses biscuits."
Retweeted by James IryFree as in libre @DRMacIver Disappointed that real lasers don’t go “pew pew”. @built Your opinion is bad and you should feel bad. @dakami In normal function composition there is a kind of ordering as well. A | B is often a different operation th… @dakami Not just pipes with types. Pipes with types = typed function composition. Monads have more structure. Monad… for so many things. /via @danaamundsen
Retweeted by James Iry @rickasaurus He’s making an argument about the machine understanding the number of arguments, not the human. @built 03 03 03 03 03TIL that in Amazon Redshift, the n in VARCHAR(n) refers to bytes not characters because fuck you and the rest of your 21st century. @ClayNichols You were drawing pictures! Pictures of lines. first place I did anything with code? HTML didn’t exist. Logo on an 8 bit Atari home computer at school librar…’s the year of the dog on the desktop.
@sigfpe @ATT Well, maybe not anything. Comcast customer service for instance
*cough* @Apple *cough*
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@sigfpe Sonic? They’re coming to my neighborhood in AprilBitGrail lost $170 million worth of Nano XRB tokens because... the checks for whether you had a sufficient balance…
Retweeted by James IryWhelp, there you go, precious bookses @rit Let’s just say the new owners and I had creative differences over a anthropomorphic mouse alien who turns to the dark side.We all process grief differently. Luke does it by having his droid commit genocide."I replaced the lights in my house with Smart Lights and I can turn them on about 80% of the time now" - @avsm
Retweeted by James IryThe only two white actors in Black Panther are Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo Baggins, and Andy Serkis who played…
Retweeted by James Iryif you know a demon's true name, you have power over it, so what happens if two people know the name? do demons use…
Retweeted by James Iry @DRMacIver Practicing for my next career: algorithmic voting district software
@jonoabroad STRONG NO HIRECoworker is using Comic Sans as their email font. Should IWAT, let's
Retweeted by James IryAmazing fact. The first pyramids were built while the woolly mammoth was still alive.
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Some extensions should just be part of the language.
Retweeted by James IryPeople sometimes ask me "what's Academia like, Adam?" Well, I'll tell you. It's like this:
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Oh cool, an escalator to Twitter
Retweeted by James IryRise of "Youtube Personality," US class of social parasites who achieve fame through torturing animals, desecrating…
Retweeted by James Iry @raganwald Have you tried adding your furnace to a Kubernetes cluster on EC2? @d_christiansen @PLT_cheater @copumpkin Idris, Agda, etc are amazing. My point was that they are hard to create. Lo…
From now on I’m replacing “C++ language lawyer” with “POD person” @BrendanEich @VitalikButerin @nws0und @kragen @jfbastien Oh, it’s worse than that. I seem to vaguely recall that in… @mrkgrnao @DRMacIver True, but informally you’ll hear “linear” far more often than “affine”. For instance, the wiki… @copumpkin On the other hand, it’s really freakin’ hard to make something broadly flexible and useful without accid… @pchiusano “16 bits ought to be enough for anybody” - James Gosling @SusanPotter I guess my point is that if the underlying architecture is unstable then a big, slow to implement chan… @SusanPotter Isn’t the argument for small changes magnified when the underlying architecture, philosophy and implementation are unstable?
Best post! Can’t show it all as some is a gift but @rstevens is the *best*. (Thank you!)
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Retweeted by James Iry @paniq @DRMacIver Actually, Emoji was the name of the scientist. The goofy icons should be called Emoji’s Monsters. bought this under-the-monitor power brick back in 1993 or so. I'm finally retiring it now. I think this is my las…
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@niels @posco Reminds me of my favorite conspiracy theory: the moon landings were faked by Stanley Kubrick but Kubr… @posco there are 3 electric cars on the moon...
Retweeted by James Irymultiple generations who grew up in superhero movies and james bond and no one can recognize a supervillian when he…
Retweeted by James Iry @johnregehr evening newscasts? Those still exist? a Tesla to Mars is a wonderful milestone on the path to launching Peter Thiel into the sun.
Retweeted by James IryView from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth.
Retweeted by James IryNow that's what you call a landing #FalconHeavy
Retweeted by James IryJust watched two rocket boosters land simultaneously. Today the future is amazing.Go for propellant load.
Retweeted by James IryAlways treat a rocket launch as a boring and super-finicky exercise in industrial process control and then if an ac…
Retweeted by James IryIt's remarkably how many things are improved by the following sequence of design steps: 1. Can this thing be a fun…
Retweeted by James Iryoh yeah, The Shape Of Water was great, I love that director, uh, what was his name, uh... Oh, right,
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@constantine_jn I’m so cluelessly square I didn’t know that micro-dosing on the job was a thing. @curious_reader I don’t see it as making fun of anything in particular, except maybe broadly making fun of people w… @raganwald If it was Reddit you could write back “your mother is a diphthong” @rit 10 screens of obscure switches would just be a top level summary for git.I like the Unix philosophy of each tool doing one simple job and piping them together to get more complicated thing… learned so much from this thread. @djspiewak Too late for that now. Must wear the cone of silence and shame all day.The sudden horrible realization that you didn’t watch the Suoer Bowl Sunday ads and won’t have anything to talk wit…
Rode one of the new updated @SFBART trains. That’s the hilight of my day.Look what came in the mail!!!
Retweeted by James IryProtip: to generate interest in your LinkedIn profile add “full stack machine learning blockchain engineer”
Last night we captured surveillance footage of a vandal trying to break in to one of our employee's vehicles in our…
Retweeted by James Iry @posco Damn straight! Held to side of face - call me Tipped back in front of mouth - have a drink But by itself - shaka @sigfpe The true story of the Hawaii missile warning.