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Kevin Smith @kevsmith RDU, North Carolina

Caffeine curator, bookworm, and distributed systems enthusiast.

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Forget about waterfall and incremental project life cycles, this is only one you have to study https://t.co/AKXjlcVJ3p via @UTVilla
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@bodil huh. I’ve only ever had Terry Gilliamesque experiences there.Definitely looking forward to starting a new adventure tomorrow.@bodil clearly you’ve never flown into/out of PhillyWarning: unknown unknowns, especially ones related to your (lack of) skills/experience, are hazardous to your health.
9/21
2014
@old_sound But not by much@old_sound Truth. “/var/lib/gems/1.9.1/gems/execjs-2.2.1/lib/execjs/runtimes.rb:51:in `autodetect': Could not find a JavaScript runtime.”Things I said this morning: “Sure, I’ll install Jekyll. How hard could it be?” hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
9/16
2014
TIL: “Full hipster stack” is A Thing@jrecursive I Got 99 Problems But Dilution Ain’t One
9/12
2014
Hmmm. This is getting interesting. https://t.co/adn0ysR1o8 LuaJIT’s FFI is ridiculously productive.
9/10
2014
Friday + Pretty Lights = Happy@mzyk83 https://t.co/TNYo7yRa1G cries out to become a gif.@julian_dunn @claireleemcquin @mattray Holy god. I kept waiting for a glimpse of his prisoner silently mouthing “help me”.@claireleemcquin LOL.@coreoslinux is now available on DO. Start experimenting today: http://t.co/d0KdwtzED6 http://t.co/4syIuq3Wxz
Retweeted by Kevin SmithHell is deciphering someone else’s build.Daughter and friend weaving loom bands in basement with the intensity of starving Huguenots. I fear the Industrial Revolution will hit hard.
Retweeted by Kevin SmithBecause the clip is making the rounds today, I thought I’d share my favorite version: https://t.co/f3cviBGFGN
9/5
2014
@bdha @seancribbs @lusis ‘tis all good mangErlang Workshop community is my favorite part of #icfp2014. I've never met a nicer dev community, genuinely interested in helping others.
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@seancribbs @bdha @lusis well it is enterprise corp mktg after all ;)@shanelogsdon lua’s a fun language to work with and luajit is a fine piece of engineering. Its stupid small footprint doesn’t hurt either.@darachennis It’s mosquitto 1.3.4 w/strictness enabled.More languages should have LuaJIT’s FFI magic. I’ve written almost a complete MQTT binding in 3-ish hours. Amazeballs!Ah progress :) https://t.co/u19AI8dchO@lusis oboy@lusis Can has parent document for context?Which editors have good ANSI markdown support?
9/4
2014
It lives :) https://t.co/TfpUL6ni9H
9/3
2014
@markimbriaco @wfarr it’s just a little bit of typing
8/29
2014
@lusis @markimbriaco ……@moonpolysoft @markimbriaco (holds manic eye contact for far too long)@markimbriaco @moonpolysoft so easy interns can do it@markimbriaco “But we just need to add one easy feature…..” “Say that again and I will cut you.”May we let the bunny mind think without trying to think and without trying to stop it.
Retweeted by Kevin SmithBehold Totoro on meth: http://t.co/lwR7LnXZmm@lusis <Irish accent>this is my end zone</Irish accent>New Kraddy is heavy goodness@fnichol fun experiment: go an entire day where you send 100%@jtimberman value delivered@lusis BraveheartballCustomers With Sterling Access or Those With Genitals Hand Carved From Purest Samite By Dwarves may now board thru the indigo boarding lane.
8/28
2014
@Simergence All the things. Boredom is my enemy :)Holy crap. It works.@lusis @fnichol @portertech Bring ‘em. We can film a reality show with all our families: “OSS Preppers”@fnichol @lusis @portertech Who’s ready to move to the hippy farm commune and take up artisanal soybean curation?@puppetmasterd @portertech Enforce the community’s social contract. That we need call out harassment and death threats is depressing.@portertech @puppetmasterd I can’t accept that. If true, all OSS communities would be overrun by assholes which is clearly not true.Sorting keys in Lua tables. Fun? Not really.Can we please go a few months without someone leaving a community over harassment and/or threats?RT if this is one of the weirdest things you've ever seen. https://t.co/mBtpsGNdXr (Courtesy of @JLCT)
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8/27
2014
Morgan Stanley predicts "100% autonomous penetration" by 2026. http://t.co/Oyg80Eh8UL
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@bigfleet @aeden ugh.@bigfleet I don’t TTL often but when I do I use Integer.max_value :(@bigfleet Artisanal DNS?Rub some Afrin on it.Using nostrils for breathing is overrated.@schisamo Awwww. I miss you guys too!@old_sound It’s. Full. Of. Stars.
8/26
2014
@schisamo He was truly wise ;-)“If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're fucking doing.” - Edwards Deming
Retweeted by Kevin SmithEnd of summer colds suck.
8/25
2014
I wanna deploy apps in the fog.@old_sound Next they’ll say banks use transactions to transfer money between accounts…CHAPEL HILL: I will be among you next Friday at @flyleafbook. BE THERE. Also, I'm amused at their author pic of me: http://t.co/LDzbJMwewC
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8/22
2014
Reminder to folks in Raleigh, NC: In one week I'll be at @quailridgebooks for an event and if you're not there I WILL TAKE IT PERSONALLY.
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@old_sound Current status: LOLing@SeanTAllen No worries. It’s stored in Mongo.@SeanTAllen 18 ;-)Recruiter: Do you have experience with Distributed Systems? Me: Yep. I've used Distributed Systems since v1.5. #FMLAmazed by my friends’ awesomeness
8/21
2014
. @markimbriaco A good time was had by all.
8/20
2014
@lusis M-x service-start dnsmasq@lusis Yes, yes it would.@lusis want to build or want to buy?Amnesty International has been kicked out of #Ferguson by the police. Amnesty. International.
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8/19
2014
@markimbriaco @evanphx Old school idea: "If you can't find the time to do it right, when are you gonna find the time to do it again?"
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@base10 Me too. This is either going to go well or escalate spectacularly, imo.
8/18
2014
@markimbriaco Insane requirements.@chipadeedoodah @soosiechoi Excellent. /me golf claps@SusanPotter https://t.co/4ZnjQt3VEW@SusanPotter If they don’t need therapy later in life you’re not doing parenting right :)@soosiechoi http://t.co/rEUZFqdDqlNow that I’m done ranting about technical leadership, I’m off to find something productive to do.@williamsjoe @ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage Honestly it boils down to leads giving a fuck about people. Sad it’s apparently rare.@williamsjoe @ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage “Forgive me, Scrummaster. It has been 6 months since my last PTO”@ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage ….and company lacks intestinal fortitude to fix bad leader. Been there. Totally sucks.@akahn @ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage Very +1. Hire smart professionals. Expect them to be smart & professional. 2nd is hard for some.@ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage don’t even get me going on no-meeting days. Sure sign company has no idea how to communicate, IMO.@ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage my stand ups are not longer than 10 mins. Longer stand ups are sign of inexperienced/clueless lead.@ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage within limits. In my experience, Unlimited PTO plans are subject to same. IANAL, etc.@ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage Depends largely on leadership. Sane leads should enforce min PTO for team health & cohesion.@DukeAMO @michaelgorsuch @roidrage otherwise why do the work to build a good team if they’re going to work until they burn out? (2/2)@DukeAMO @michaelgorsuch @roidrage when i’ve led teams I keep track and try to make sure no-one goes too long w/o a break. (1/2)#golang has that spunky gopher, I vote #Erlang take the corgi as mascot http://t.co/vIJRN5w1hw
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@lusis I’ll need to see a picture of the knife first to verify it’s on the approved list of enterprise cutlery.@lusis did you fax aws the checksum first?@ohlol @michaelgorsuch @roidrage NotAllUnlimitedPTO. Depends on having leaders who care about more than shipping.@michaelgorsuch @roidrage no-one taking vacation is a leadership/culture failure. Has nothing to do w/policy, imo
8/15
2014
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