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Kevin Smith @kevsmith RTP North Carolina

Co-founder & CTO at Operable

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@jamesc_000 Thanks!Words can't express the excitement and pride I'm feeling as we launch our alpha. Lots of hard work by a great team.We just gave the few testers access to Cog, our new ChatOps platform! Learn more by joining the mailing list at https://t.co/Q0uFDPv4Sw
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2/4
2016
Two words that I've never been happier to say: Feature freeze.
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1/27
2016
@peteramstutz @ctitusbrown My experience with "radical flatness" aka holocracy says it ends with cliques and zero forward progress.https://t.co/0vWLZHHAj4 The Tyranny of Structurelessness the alternative to having rules isn't freedom, it is domination by unelected elites
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1/26
2016
@obfuscurity @NachoSoto Bought a PS4 yesterday. To me the UI is approximately 749% more usable compared to the XB1.
1/25
2016
@cricketgeek Sorry if I sound harsh. I loved my 360 and was surprised and disappointed w/my One experience. @cricketgeek tl;dr UI is too cluttered, common tasks are non-obvious, and lacks focus on core use cases. @cricketgeek 3) I bought the Xbox to play games and watch Netflix. The UI makes either of those tasks much too difficult. (3/3) @cricketgeek 2) requiring a separate MS account for controller #2 for co-op play is dumb. And completely unintuitive to find. (2/3) @cricketgeek 1) newly installed games appear below the fold on the home screen (1/3)Bought an Xbox One last Sunday. Returned it today. So many poor UI decisions I don't even know where to begin...
1/24
2016
@lusis Effing love my EdgeRouter. Such an upgrade from Linksys/Netgear crap. @lusis ahmahgerd! i've been spreading the UBNT love here too.
1/22
2016
Everything I find exasperating about front end development in a single HN thread: https://t.co/obM8VuAZh73rd week with Amethyst (https://t.co/QVo02XyCv5). How did I work without it?
1/21
2016
Today's phrase that pays: morally ambiguous future shock.Shoutout to the designer who convinced Boris this was a good idea. https://t.co/H0WTz8lbZB
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1/15
2016
OH: Sparkling yogurt
1/14
2016
OH: "hipster toast"
1/11
2016
@boorad I think I saw Skrillex moonlighting at Octane recently...
1/8
2016
Yep. Living the dream. https://t.co/aExVgjFT2K
1/6
2015
@bdha @seancribbs commons.logging. 'Nuff said.The AI apocalypse is nigh: https://t.co/RssGy5vxYl
12/22
2015
@old_sound So Forth, then.Goddamn demo gods.
12/21
2015
"Battle hardened alpha release". Where do I sign up?
12/17
2015
"Morceau Subrosa" by BT is beautiful. Also, works as a great dog tranquilizer.
12/7
2015
OH: defwat
11/25
2015
For some reason, not sure why really, the word "federation" just popped into my head :)
11/23
2015
"The Cloud" is just the evaporated tears of Amazon employees.
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11/10
2015
@TWC_Help any outages in the Raleigh NC area?
10/14
2015
@jaredrichardson Magritte's "Dev, Test, Prod" @annadreavortexa @skeptomai Enjoy! Was just there this summer. Highly recommend the Tube Map app
10/12
2015
@darachennis Strongly typed JSON, even. Night terrors.Read GraphQL spec last night. My first impression is "let's make DBs look like JS". Am I missing something?
10/8
2015
"Best way to encourage adoption of a new technology is to wildly over promise it's capabilities and impact" said no-one ever. #hololens @distobj Sure. I expected a project aiming to replace DNS & HTTP to have some solution or ideas towards one, though.Reading up on ipfs (https://t.co/mEShijPNB7). Seems interesting but am surprised the notion of content ownership is missing.
10/6
2015
Max Richter's "The Blue Notebooks" is amazing.
9/30
2015
"let's write an OS!" *writes a library for interaction with extremely obsolete x86 peripherals*
Retweeted by Kevin SmithUsing nmap to figure out which DHCP address is assigned to your home printer.
9/28
2015
@jlouis666 tl;dr Programming languages have human factors concerns, too. @jlouis666 Ok? Elixir is closely identified with Erlang. Seems to me deviations from well known Erlang semantics should be covered in-depth. @jlouis666 Motivated by having recently written a fair bit of Elixir only to now discover I likely have some nice bugs to fix. @jlouis666 Sure. Again, not saying it's wrong just surprising. Should be called out more explicitly, imo.What are the odds that, when Ahmed goes to visit the President of the United States, his school will count it as an "unexcused absence"?
Retweeted by Kevin Smith @jlouis666 Rebinding a bound variable inside a pattern matched expr (like case) is surprising. Not necessarily wrong. Just surprising.. @SeanTAllen Courtesy of @bryan_hunter: http://t.co/0WfOWzvH4a @jlouis666 Not sure? Separation of values and variables is......interesting.. @SeanTAllen In a nutshell: https://t.co/6wqvVBjq2A @bryan_hunter Yep! Kudos to your post for helping me understand the nuances.Learns about Elixir's variable rebinding and ^ operator. *Head explodes*
9/16
2015
@Vaguery Our future is bright! Come live on the off world colonies! @cswiii "Who's Joy Division?" @Vaguery At least peat is useful as a fuel source and whiskey ingredient... @mattpodwysocki <insert heavy sigh here>When was the 14th amendment passed? 147 YEARS AGO. http://t.co/FrdrvpWgwrElection season in sufficiently advanced first world countries is indistinguishable from trolling.
9/11
2015
@lstoll @markimbriaco To be fair, he only got the look once he explained why he was compiling gcc-avr on his laptop ;-)
9/10
2015
@moonpolysoft Ugh. My dad has had heart surgery twice. Sending positive thoughts to you and your dad!Wow. How have I not heard Max Richter before? Amazingly beautiful. @yrashk @caseyrosenthal "Process" are the mechanisms the team uses to org & manage projects, measure progress towards goals, etc. (2/2) @yrashk @caseyrosenthal My def: Communication is the process by which a team shares ideas & events builds culture & relationships. (1/2) @caseyrosenthal @yrashk I agree microservices likely increase the importance of inter-team comms. Not convinced it means all teams onsite. @yrashk except that communication between distributed teams is a thing most companies fail at doing.
9/9
2015
@portertech "I didn't choose the Chef life, Berkshelf did." @portertech Sounds like a strong tattoo candidate ;-)Any project/group/company who open sources technology off their critical path is doomed to painful maintenance cycles. @nivertech @ostinelli @joedevivo @seancribbs As one should, imo.Had some fun this weekend exploring Elixir macros: https://t.co/aFYuTXciQq @ostinelli @joedevivo @seancribbs See also kevsmith/gen_nb_server. @ostinelli @joedevivo @seancribbs Historical note: I lifted the technique from RabbitMQ before libs like cowboy and misultin were around. @ostinelli @seancribbs main benefits are what @joedevivo said and reducing amount of boilerplate needed for plain TCP listen/accept.
9/8
2015
Labor Day weekend approaches. Will I give in and hack on functional lenses in Elixir?
9/4
2015
@chris_mccord @markimbriaco @ineverthink One of the (many) ideas I have for our corp blog! Coming soon....
9/3
2015
@SeanTAllen Last Zookeeper: The story of Cutter, a young boy & last of his line, attempting to save his world thru consensus. @SeanTAllen Subtitle: The Wheel Of Deployment @SeanTAllen Just need to decide on a name for the series. Docker Decalogy, The Last Zookeeper, or Little Hadoopy. @SeanTAllen At least I have a future in fantasy fiction if this computers thing falls thru.Accused my wife of being a shapeshifting Romanian dragon and referred to my daughter as "the swan princess". (2/2)Had some dental work done yesterday which required heavy sedation. (1/2)
9/2
2015
@old_sound I visited earlier this summer. Standing in Turing's office gave me chills.
8/31
2015
Congrats to @chris_mccord, @josevalim, and team for releasing Phoenix 1.0! Dev w/Elixir and Phoenix has been a great experience so far.
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8/28
2015
Thinking of @lusis as I read about NeXTBSD: http://t.co/9KEBnrvnjhhaskell-servant has blown my mind and given me a ton of ideas: https://t.co/nn1xDPpQTMAh, finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it. http://t.co/f0B10cZybh
Retweeted by Kevin Smith @williamsjoe For a second I thought that was an autonomous anti-raccoon drone on the table.... @SeanTAllen izzy does not appreciate your Schrodingerian shenanigans.I would pick a company with the worst tech stack on the worst product, but with nice management over amazing tech and shitbirds any day.
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8/26
2015
"these social media millionaires want their club to reflect SV-style meritocracy. [...] the public cannot apply." http://t.co/fLHF9mxksPTech debt *does* impact customers. Speed of delivery, bug counts, downtime. Think about that before you ship another new feature...
Retweeted by Kevin SmithWhen Dev &/or Ops are burned out, frustrated, low on sleep etc. That's when mistakes happen, customers hate that. Look after your teams...
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8/25
2015
OH: "I typed that so aggressively I changed tabs and had to come back to hit enter."I try to be extra patient on first day back 2 school. Is it asking too much for bus drivers to know their route ahead of time @wcpss?TIL: PolKit rules are written in Javascript and sudo is a "hack".
8/24
2015
@karlthepagan One can only hope!Containers are interesting but unikernels are the future: http://t.co/EmHfxK7L3L
8/22
2015
@jaredrichardson Cost, performance, and features. vlans, qos, dns caching, and firewalling are the ones I like most.
8/19
2015
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