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Kevin Smith @kevsmith RTP North Carolina

Formerly of Operable, Chef, and Basho. Currently Sr. Eng at Adroll. Erlang/Elixir enthusiast. Dabbles in distributed systems and proglang design.

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GraphQL Erlang release! https://t.co/VCNYsykp24 , https://t.co/VddFLae5Rd , Documentation book: https://t.co/jlhKZ9X93J #erlang #opensource
Retweeted by Kevin Smith @shelton I CAN SEE THE TASTE.Everything is only for a day, both that which remembers and that which is remembered.
Retweeted by Kevin SmithTRUMP: the pulsing orb is fantastic. my brain hums as i stroke its oily black surface, my enemies will die in rivers of blood. terrific orb!
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5/22
2017
Gonna build a synth! https://t.co/2BGEMGDEo9Aww yissss https://t.co/zC1gXqDQjF
5/18
2017
I use Unix because of its elegant design https://t.co/ZgeLldOX72
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5/17
2017
entrepreneurship: “all-time sales record! whoo-hoo!” *no sales for 2 days* “i’m a failure and doomed.”
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5/15
2017
Borderlands Books how I’ve missed you…
5/9
2017
I’ll be speaking tonight @Chef meetup talking about my experience going from IC to VP. https://t.co/akqebeLu8U
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4/18
2017
@influxed Working on it. @lusis That was quite the Exchange ;-)Let's see if I remember how to do this....https://t.co/aVvlmNsRJyThis year's @Moogfest looks amazing! https://t.co/UqgaxAEBqY
4/5
2017
sufficiently conscientious developers are indistinguishable from SRE
Retweeted by Kevin Smith @dmitriid Thanks. Also agree w/you sentiment....
4/4
2017
WebAssembly can literally not get here fast enough, imo. @SeanTAllen I think I've relived the last 7-8 years of webapp evolution in the past week. Mud ball architecture writ large.Lorem fucking ipsum. Time to play Watchdogs2 and forget about this shit for a while. Gaaaah.Goddammit. https://t.co/eTj4QfLitM @brettbuddin Best way i can describe it "non euclidean behavior"May the fates have mercy on me but I think I'm starting to understand webpack. @dmitriid Single page adrenal exhaustion is real based on my experience so far.I'm really trying to be positive and push thru the errors but I wonder how the @#$@! any code gets written w/modern JS tooling.
4/3
2017
Now to get this stuff in a searchable index.....Random fact: Legislative (bills & amendments) output of US congress 1999 - current is ~35GB.Giving Solr a try to see if I can delay wrangling the ES beast.....
3/30
2017
The right to eat a sub-standard banana by the light of an inefficient bulb. That's the hill these fuckwits chose to die on.
Retweeted by Kevin SmithSize of text output for each congressional session 108th to current https://t.co/JVT41u1bU1
3/29
2017
TSA: Starting in August, Passengers Will Be Required to Surrender Any & All Hopes & Dreams to Security Personnel
Retweeted by Kevin Smith @schofield which are better - callbacks or promises?Dat post conf comedown.Shoutout to the moderate Republicans who took a pass on that shit sandwich.
Retweeted by Kevin SmithMeanwhile, at today's meeting on feline healthcare... https://t.co/wApNyFS7jz
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3/24
2017
Functional Web Development with Elixir, OTP, and Phoenix https://t.co/EF9XpiUiAT #pragprog Come and get it! https://t.co/KIBpBqiSk8
Retweeted by Kevin Smith @j14159 Apropos of our earlier type inferencing geek session: https://t.co/il668Lm4TA"Harvesting TS Eliot from Twitter" is a GREAT idea #eef2017if you want something, you have to build it
Retweeted by Kevin SmithI think I'll talk about using tech to improve political participation at tonight's lightning talks #eef2017 @wfarr Yup. Dystopian future is a great read but sucks hard to experience.Random thought: Elixir is the language the BEAM VM deserves. #ef2017Apologies for the spamming your timeline with angsty ranting. Now back to my regular snarky technical musings.6) How can we deny basic human needs when other countries solved these problems years, if not decades, before?5) How has my country come to this sad state led by the corrupt and self-serving?4) A very polite but dirty homeless man w/one leg holds open the coffee shop door for me. I feel a lump in my throat and building anger.3) See several homeless men on my walk. Many are clearly suffering from serious full blown mental illness.2) Decide to clear my head by going for a short walk and grab a cup of coffee before heading over to the conference.1) I get up and go thru standard routine: shower, shave, read morning news. Saddened to see ACA repeal is increasingly likely.How getting coffee this morning left me sad and angry. @Obdurodon Yes. That exact feel.Tfw the person in line before you places an order for 11 special snowflake coffees.
3/23
2017
Joe Armstrong, Carl Hewitt, and Larry Wall at the ERlang Factory speakers’ dinner. This gon’ be good 👍garbage fires as far as the eye can see: https://t.co/BCOOmgFfTFThis word "healthcare". I don't think it means what you think it does. #lolgopApropos of recent Optane hype: Liedtke's "A Persistent System in Real Use - Experiences of the First 13 Years" published in 1993 (!!!)Just saw a Virgin Atlantic plane with “Airbnb Force One” on the fuselage. Yep, I’m in SF.Reminder I’ll be in SF thru the end of the week. Get in touch If you’re looking for backend eng w/ leadership skills.Minnesotans are the closest the US gets to Canadian levels of niceness.
3/22
2017
@jrecursive Adobe Flash levels of rage?So. We meet again, Keynote. /me does his best Eastwood squint"Microburst Event" - Holy crap. Holy craaaaap. Weather, man. Fffffffffffuuuu https://t.co/iWyGiJe3bm
Retweeted by Kevin SmithCurrent status: Discovering hiring practices circa 2017.Erlang Factory 2017 is in 2 days! #omg #ef2017Recommended. And note I think that the majority of Erlang/Elixir people are nice and laid back. https://t.co/XwQVa3cEl1
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3/21
2017
Pressed for Comment, Azaron the Deceiver, Lurker in the Woods & Creator of Geese, Uploads YouTube Video Detailing Case Against Own Existence
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Retweeted by Kevin SmithAs a parent you should never miss an opportunity to quote Chance the Rapper back to your teenage spawn. So entertaining!Hit a milestone today. Rendering graphs from imported data. Much, much more planned! https://t.co/RVClSHaoHv
3/20
2017
DM:"The dragon rests on a hoard of gold." PC:"We gather the town's wealth and add it in. The dragon will surely create jobs now." #GOPdnd
Retweeted by Kevin SmithI'm sorry but anything that big that walks on two legs better have a social security number. https://t.co/0sEaijsB7r
Retweeted by Kevin SmithWho did this https://t.co/I5D1S6BUpM
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3/19
2017
systemd - booting is quick but rebooting takes FOREVER. Le sigh.
3/17
2017
@jrecursive congressional voting records, per-state metrics like employment, top industries, etc. @obfuscurity Probably right next to your AirPods ;-)Today's phrase is "comically nihilistic" because the waking nightmare continues. h/t @xeniThe simulation we live in reveals itself through this kind of coincidence: https://t.co/kbrq5hhlSI
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3/16
2017
Donald Trump: "We're going to have insurance for everybody." 1/15/17 https://t.co/rFGlqhzUb9
Retweeted by Kevin Smithfirst version of beamdocs, instant, no backend search over #erlang codebases (otp here) click to open fn source code https://t.co/PLGl7nTc6o
Retweeted by Kevin SmithSomething is deeply wrong with the PS4's network stack. Downloads are so slooooow.
3/13
2017

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