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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 Software Engineering at Loyal3

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@brewcitychaser @jeff_foust Houston, I think I’ve identified another galaxy. * long silence * Uh…roger…uh…maybe it’s time to end the EVA.The artist has captured the essence of the system admirably https://t.co/K4LCaCoDug @built Sanders v Trump doesn’t need a spoiler entry. Trump moves to the middle; he knows how to play to any audience. Sanders not so muchThis shows up as a stock image for "engineering collaboration", which is impressively sarcastic https://t.co/f8PMAH2vYd
Retweeted by James Iry @_tessr Or donkeysThis 'How To Detect a Brutalist Building' chart by Charles Humphries is genius #brutalism #architecture #brutalist https://t.co/GyO00jf4wN
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2/10
2016
@jamie_allen Nope. It was pedantic jerks like me pointing out that SF did not host the Super Bowl. Santa Clara did.So worth the read. The Error Model by @xjoeduffyx https://t.co/J7E7vkAyIwNix is the most egalitarian package manager: it makes the easy things hard, the hard things hard, and the impossible things hard.
Retweeted by James IryA game engine given away for free as a loss leader to sell cloud services https://t.co/kvO5pqU1e7Optional Type System https://t.co/R5ZS5Xx9Jm
Retweeted by James IryAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic…i.e. unpredictable and likely to be dangerous to the magician.Do not use Amazon’s game engine for “life-critical” systems. Unless there are zombies. https://t.co/sH1uG8hEJg https://t.co/eLtCPegO00
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2/9
2016
"Adults keep applying for my job, but I only hire 12 yr old boys! How do I solve this w/o discrimination lawsuits?" https://t.co/ekFifbgCin
Retweeted by James Iry @built https://t.co/S8B9nbvcQFThe Machine Uprising has begun. https://t.co/V1umOpkUZ4 @d6 The puppy is right to be concerned if @whimbot is leaving your apt through the windows.The @twitter mac client pops pictures up with window chrome that covers the image until you mouse out of it. >_<Cthulhu Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize ☮🐙☠ https://t.co/BGNfl6dqT9 https://t.co/ML08GtRean
Retweeted by James Iry @viktorklang GologNew blog post: “How to do distributed locking”. A critique of Redis’ Redlock algorithm, and general guide to locks: https://t.co/KtqhPrAVm5
Retweeted by James Iry @migueldeicaza Jira. Today is opposite day.If I’m reading these Super Bowl articles correctly there was one clear winner of yesterday’s game: Lady Gaga.Big Dimensions, and What You Can Do About It https://t.co/ZX7tkG7JPI https://t.co/eSwRVdgSQb
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2/8
2016
@billynomates @martinfowler I don’t need a journalist to know powers of 2. I need a journalist who knows how call WhatsApp and ask why 256 @billynomates @martinfowler This isn’t a failure of tech knowledge. It’s a failure of basic journalism: if you have a question seek sourcesGong Xi Fa Cai!
2/7
2016
The Machine Learning will continue until revenue improves.
Retweeted by James IrySound gradual typing... sounds like a good idea, but is it really? https://t.co/YTbuxLUNJq
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2/6
2016
Judging from clothes not sure if super bowl city crowd or gang warfare about to break out in SF financial district @kaja47 Apathy has destroyed us.This ad is funny yet somehow leaves me with no desire to figure out what the product even is https://t.co/3Gqic4bRkrThe fact that this is in the third person shatters my cherished delusion that the president likes to tweet. https://t.co/csxk4grNH3Having one service require availability of another service at startup is usually an anti-pattern. Case in point: https://t.co/WDiTGaB86KThe right way process JavaScript exception. https://t.co/sMXqHICudI
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2/5
2016
This is probably a good time to mention that for 15 years I've been running a list of every BBS that was ever made. https://t.co/dCPORZFNFb
Retweeted by James Iry @built I grew up in El Paso. That’s our national anthem.New hobby: convincing white people with Chinese character tattoos that their favorite ideogram actually means "happy goat pants"Mathematics is the logical study of how logical things work.... #composeconf @DrEugeniaCheng https://t.co/aQ2QLh3xFs
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2/4
2016
@iamdevloper Cheap developers are only cheap by the hour. They're ungodly expensive by the year.
Retweeted by James Iry @raganwald At least with static languages we have the decency to patch in the monkey DNA before the program runs.Modern dynamic languages: “If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it eats bananas because it was patched with Monkey DNA.”
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2/3
2016
@viktorklang @runarorama @timperrett The düde abidesI picked a fine week to visit the office in Santa Clara. Apparently there's some kind of bowling event on Sunday. Sounds like a big deal.
Retweeted by James IryDiscooperating: “How a lone hacker shredded the myth of crowdsourcing” by @meharris https://t.co/VwPEjoWZI4 https://t.co/Hbi9XzAvXt
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2/2
2016
@bcrypt The more strict you are about your users the less strict you have to be about your code.im not the only one https://t.co/HJS5bjRlw5
Retweeted by James Iryholy lord, China's rover on the moon is releasing the first true-colour HD pics of the lunar surface. HOLY SHIT. https://t.co/uNgjq28jZO
Retweeted by James IryPriceless. #coderlife #programmer #tester https://t.co/i8ZTUQNvUW
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2/1
2016
Even the flowers and the trees do it. I know because I’m allergic to it.
1/31
2016
Periodic reminder about using a regex when you really need a proper parser https://t.co/CEIevEWPSnIs there a https://t.co/8DJoDLpbe0 ? https://t.co/8PY1liLGuS
1/29
2016
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Retweeted by James Iry @chrisamaphone I’m pretty sure it’s not guaranteed to terminate for n > 1But in space, no one can hear your aria. https://t.co/hxda4NZnWJ
Retweeted by James Iry @harryh Anybody can make an AI that always turns left.everyone freaked out over peter molyneux and discovered it was a hack in the same amount of time it took me to get a frittata in the oven
Retweeted by James IryWhen I pronounce FAQ as "fack" no one bats an eye, but just one attempt to pronounce CoC...
Retweeted by James IryThe “Cobra Effect” that is disabling paste on password fields https://t.co/YoWZYHtX3z
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1/28
2016
@slava_pestov I wrote my first Java applet almost 20 years ago…so this makes me kinda happy.Why don't they just host GitHub wherever the status site is hosted?
Retweeted by James Iry @runarorama now you have to deal with a lost token protocol. You can't win. @runarorama It’s ethernet 0.1A Google DeepMind Algorithm Uses Deep Learning and More to Master the Game of Go | MIT Technology Review https://t.co/aEyDExYXht
Retweeted by James Iry @pelotom It took that long for your Spring based Twitter client to finish booting.That time they hired me to consult a Java team. #scala https://t.co/zdV19hojsd
Retweeted by James Iryi believe it was Girard who said "Brouwer invented classical logic in the same way Luther invented Catholicism" https://t.co/bz4WhiIOyl
Retweeted by James IryDid you hear about the trouble the condom manufacturer had when they tried looking for a white hat hacker? The ad said “penetration tester.”the stages of grief: 1. denial 2. preparation 3. commitment 4. acceptance ...wait no that's paxos, those are the stages of paxos
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1/27
2016
I just accidentally clicked that "Moments" thing in Twitter and 😱. Currently relearning CSS on an emergency basis.What computer users see in security warning boxes #enigma2016 Very, very true. https://t.co/8V4SlGwKAV
Retweeted by James Iry @mattmight https://t.co/hYIty67I8xwell I thought everyone was talking about the 1983 Infocom game https://t.co/SIL8KpLd9o
Retweeted by James IryWhy is everybody suddenly talking about the 1985 Harrison Ford/Kelly McGillis detective thriller set in the Amish area of Pennsylvania?The first law of software configuration management is to have repeatable builds. Go’s out-of-the-box dependency management breaks SCM hard.“Are you really that much of an asshole? Or are you just a pen-tester for codes of conduct?”What to call your academic event. https://t.co/AYvwo5x6ou https://t.co/m65gPpr1uy
Retweeted by James IryThis article by @timoreilly is the best thing to come from the Paul Graham "Inequality" kerfuffle. https://t.co/Q9kKBYFSvT #wjw
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1/26
2016
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Retweeted by James IryMy wife reuses tea leaves for so many cups that by the last one I think that what she's drinking would only be called tea by a homeopath.Current status: clenching a “well actually” firmly in my teeth. @rickasaurus Isn’t that true of any language popular and/or flexible enough to have crazy frameworks?Marvin Minsky has passed away: https://t.co/cVWqPHNrP1 1/
Retweeted by James IrySuper Bowl will be in the city of Santa Clara but Super Bowl City will be in San Francisco, 50 miles away. Got it? @fogus The ordinary word that comes to mind is “template” but in some programming communities “template” has a narrower meaning. @extempore2 @dickwall Just can’t cotton to that gobbledygook they speak over in AngLand @dickwall Don’t bring me down…groos?The Internet of Things That Let Random People Search for Pictures from Inside Your House https://t.co/QYMLkUGs4u @johnregehr @sevenps Well defined order of evaluation in an imperative programming language? That’s crazy talk!
1/25
2016
Is there a cash prize? https://t.co/dAmRZmfwDi
1/23
2016
@sethtisue You could have just said https://t.co/CKr2igQAhX @djspiewak @peterseibel Your whole evening? Are you going to do it at type level???True confession. My first run actually approximated 1/pi because I’ve forgotten how to algebra..@peterseibel totally nerd sniped me. I just had to write a Monte Carlo pi approximation. Because so useful.It might look like a brag about myself but actually it's an insight into the true nature of caffeine. https://t.co/F0E0aZM7oq @peterseibel This is known as a Monte Oracle simulation.Interviewer: “How would you compute π using a random number generator?” Candidate: “Keep calling it until it returns π?” #strongHire
Retweeted by James Iry @amanicdroid @peterseibel NO HIRE. You forgot to check for 0. @built Join my 12 step program. The first step is admitting you have a problem. The other 11 are DNS and hosts file changes.
1/20
2016
I just legit got a "not all devices" tweet https://t.co/R0CU2VmoYI
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1/19
2016
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