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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. I corral Cascading cats at Concurrent.

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@deech @raganwald Isn't the common wisdom "don't knock it till you've tried it"
8/31
2014
"in the end, there are only two kinds of development - incremental, and excremental." - @Gilad_Bracha@myriachan @johnregehr What are you fighting about? Have a link?@MurderMondays @BadAstronomer That is NOT support.@MurderMondays @BadAstronomer 'If [you think games] are “under attack” from [...] “social justice warriors”: please leave this website.'@djspiewak Fundamentally, if you are going to have both an effects system and reusability then you'll need effect polymorphism at least.@djspiewak Type safe is fine, but Java doesn't give you the power to use that type safety well. http://t.co/uGTcDUv3bt@djspiewak Except that whole checked exception thing. That was a bit of a clunker.Scala, java, and core algorithmic stuff? Come work with me. http://t.co/DjGKzmNzxTDoes StackOverflow count as "publish" in "publish or perish?" If so, @pigworker is nigh immortal at this point.I wish that I had been taught in university that the proper way to design an algorithm is to first understand the properties of the problem
Retweeted by James Iry@jeremyhorwitz You aren't going to move to a remote cabin, write manifestos, and mail bombs to people are you? @dsquirrely @hetrestaurant@raganwald Your boolean is my function that takes two continuations. - Alonzo Church@laurencetratt @samth @johnregehr Yes. Implementation defined means it has to tell you what it's gonna do. UB means chaos.
8/29
2014
wondering if its reasonable to glue tacks to our book shelves to discourage baby from scaling them
Retweeted by James Iry"Experiments in Code Typography" http://t.co/zHhfVzPhZW
Retweeted by James Iry@pchiusano Now let me tell you about all the times I've seen InterruptedException mishandled so that interrupts don't work.I'd be a lot happier person if OpenJDK moved to git.
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8/28
2014
@johnregehr Also I half seriously believe that any C program that doesn't deliberately have some UB is probably in the wrong language.@johnregehr I'm curious how much exploiting UB helps real programs vs how much it helps in benchmarks.proposal for a friendly dialect of C: http://t.co/WKRF8WZbiA
Retweeted by James IryThe latest Programming Scala, 2nd Ed., Early Release contains the drafts for all the chapters. http://t.co/elT1h5mqeX
Retweeted by James Iry@mubay Avery Ting Iry@mubay Avery T'ing Gwan-Bi Iry.Hey twitter verse, any feedback on the quality of http://t.co/grImw0T06U ?@marius @jorgeo @jakedonham S&W is fine as long as you ignore everything it says about grammar http://t.co/y0P0HH8TTW@peterseibel @marius @jakedonham "Strunk & White is largely BS anyway" is something only a true pedant can say or appreciate. Thumbs up.Classic First Lines of Novels in Emojis http://t.co/7QDc8OfRHG
Retweeted by James IryIs Coffeescript Inaction qualitatively different from Java Inaction?Reimagining "X In Action" books as "X Inaction" and imagining them as social commentary on X, maintainers of X, and users of X.
8/27
2014
Projector Pattern @cognitect HQ http://t.co/fkaNLIKwTD
Retweeted by James IryWow, just used "are" when I meant "our." Recipient has no doubt formed an accurate assessment of my IQ from this.@swartzrock I'd love to but we have zero space for the next few months until we upgrade are shabby-chic startup digs.Please RT until the intertubes are full. Looking for senior Java/Scala engineers in downtown SF http://t.co/DjGKzmNzxT@bodil @rit @kelseyinnis Might be selection bias, but I'm not a stats guy.Coding something on one day a week is like being in Memento. You have to write everything down — or by next time it's gone.
Retweeted by James Iry@simrob @chrisamaphone Contrary to usual supply and demand, the price of a programmer tool is inversely proportional to the number of users.@stevej Pleasantly surprised or not? Two different words.
8/26
2014
It's amazing how few interviewers understand that during an interview the candidate is interviewing them.@built The apple didn't land anywhere near that tree. Not even the same orchard.
8/25
2014
Is this @DavidBrin's transparent society? http://t.co/rN2vvwXZhM
Retweeted by James IryZeno's biscuit: the last biscuit in a room of British people will progressively halve in size without ever actually disappearing.
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8/23
2014
.@cwensel is such a hipster programmer he uses Whitesmith style indentation. You've probably never heard of it.TL;DR Dependencies are hard http://t.co/lVLA7cpaVcI am terrified of Yet Another JS Package Manager, especially one that takes inspiration from Go, because http://t.co/GmOazvduqX
Retweeted by James Iry@BadAstronomer Them: "Mars will be as big as the moon!" Me:"Really? It used to be almost twice the diameter of the moon."All this technology is making us antisocial. http://t.co/QjsLarvtjP
Retweeted by James Iry@timperrett Yeah, agreed. It should actually fetch the resource specified by the URL and compare that for equality. DNS lookup isn't enough.
8/21
2014
"This pepper tastes like babies." Never stop having 4-year-olds review fancy restaurants, @thebolditalic, NEVER STOP. http://t.co/6NBN4SGrY2
Retweeted by James Iry@pelotom @edwinbrady Small correction: sounds to me like he has at most one.@johnregehr @mattmight To be fair, QuickCheck style testing makes it very easy to assert vacuous properties.
8/20
2014
Why magical girls are never attacked during a transformation http://t.co/1PrSowLthf Wonderful. ht @sklathill
Retweeted by James IryTetris model of crisis management: just let problems pile up until a few magically disappear.@viktorklang Program, who is your user?@biboudis @etorreborre Pshaw. https://t.co/1LxYfZ6ciMRecruiter email saying they were an "ISO and CMMi Level 5 company." I vaguely remember once knowing what that means. Maybe.Ah, life wisdom passed on from 24 year olds to 19 year olds, a genre I didn't fully appreciate before Hacker News.
Retweeted by James Iry@seanparsons @runarorama For instance "torsion" is jargon in several fields which use it in different ways http://t.co/D98gCql6dR@seanparsons @runarorama "Jargon" means several things. One meaning is basically "technical term or phrase in a field."
8/19
2014
The FIFO abstract data type is a Queueue. Quee. Queeu. Line.@djspiewak IT'S TOTALLY FAIR!Only an hour into my new gig at Concurrent and I've already reached inbox zero. Should go home now with a job well done.
8/18
2014
Tech Industry Believes it Invented San Francisco, Burning Man, and Sex http://t.co/ZIBpfBXASw
8/17
2014
This is our city. So we're gonna block half the view. http://t.co/hQrRSumJz6
Retweeted by James Iry@jroper No, didn't miss that one.@propensive Front also@rit I think I've seen enough Japanese porn to know where this is headed.@extempore2 I for one welcome our new overfelines.accidental venn diagram? http://t.co/7Xr5HWKh02
Retweeted by James IryThis is what happens when sub editors don't understand binary http://t.co/lLyEOwE4o6 http://t.co/HFFXH2BXe9
Retweeted by James Iry@neiltyson Robert Frost took that fork.@copumpkin also frontHello, virtual world. What did I miss?
8/16
2013
@bigthingist -> is lambda and :: is a "method reference" which is primarily used to turn a named method into a lambda.
12/31
2013
@mergeconflict @shinypb You want to put a pigeon WHERE?@mfeathers The Onion has been hacked to look like The Daily Mail. Or was that the other way around? HYBRID CONFIRMED!Scala :) http://t.co/93Bc8ceIjV
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12/5
2013
Prospective priest hears of vows of poverty and chastity. Looks around Vatican. Says "if this is poverty I can't wait to see chastity."
12/4
2013
Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru action figures http://t.co/mCKKwqbLNT
Retweeted by James IryWhat if scalac is actually a distributed bitcoin mining operation?
Retweeted by James IryWhen you wish upon a star; makes no difference who you are; when you wish upon a star it biases your actions in favor of the desired outcome
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12/3
2013
Listening to AWOLNATION's "Sail" and imagining 10 years from now as it's repurposed for Black Friday/Cyber Monday use: "Sale."The Epic Split: http://t.co/dHbewNvcka (Makes more sense if you have seen the Van Damme Volvo commercial)
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12/2
2013
@copumpkin @d6 Probably more important is @gkossakowski's SBT work (https://t.co/qZsSzCvGRu / https://t.co/JQ4PiX6ItD)
Retweeted by James Iry@copumpkin @d6 I'm still sorting wheat / chaff, but I think this amounts to a 20% bump: https://t.co/UEJJrt6U5l
Retweeted by James Iry@copumpkin @d6 @JamesIry's -Ydelambdafy:method is runs faster and produces ~15% smaller bytecode (https://t.co/QF7UfzqzAK)
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11/23
2013
@rickasaurus @odersky is experimenting with a refinement that may some day become Scala 3.0 (or something) cc @jodastephen @djspiewak@jodastephen @djspiewak Yup. Scala is constrained by the existing code base. PaulP lang can take a new look at old decisions.@jodastephen He still works quite a bit on Scala, he's just working on other things as well and left Typesafe to have time for them.As a child, I wondered why wizards didn't just use magic to solve all their problems. 25 years later, I have Scala macros and I understand.
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11/19
2013
@stevej Who doesn't?@stevej stevienix better be a 16 bit operating system so it can be on the edge of seventeen.
11/18
2013
@deech No, not even C++ has that."Fuck you" money. Literally. http://t.co/oCXQr30MgmThe turbo encabulator, a device that was ahead of its time http://t.co/A8eLfoql8eA smuggler boasts that his ship can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, and that he can bench-press more than 120 volts.
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11/15
2013
@copumpkin "Why Functional Programming Matters" is that manifesto, no?@bodil @jamie_allen ZING!@jamie_allen Yeah, I can respect a good food kink.@runarorama @jamie_allen http://t.co/y8nWTUpGbv
11/14
2013
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