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Kevin Smith @kevsmith RDU, North Carolina

Caffeine curator, bookworm, and distributed systems enthusiast.

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@ctitusbrown They’re too distracted with async event loops.That feeling when you revisit a subject after taking a long break.@julian_dunn @chef So you can monkey patch character?@base10 Weeeellllllllll@base10 All technical issues are people issues in disguise.You’re either part of the substrate or a greasy smear.
4/17
2014
Local company @adzerk is looking fora VP of Engineering. https://t.co/FGadY8lJHw Could be you.
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4/15
2014
“@mattpodwysocki: that blog post from getchef doesn't seem to be rendering MD properly http://t.co/TYauMz9xMu” /cc @sfalcon @adamhjk@obfuscurity Functional ProgrammingEeenteresting. Both Chef and Puppet embrace FP for scale & performance: http://t.co/Qd0d2P84jF http://t.co/TYauMz9xMu@voodootikigod I recently found some spare USB keys from my first Erlang class, too. Blast from the past :)
4/14
2014
The legendary unreleased Aphex Twin album is now available to pre-order! https://t.co/XwsSc58gOQ http://t.co/PLPd1QcJFI
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@jrecursive You’re killing me with the glitched panoramas. Nice!Wish more of my daily coding UX was like this: http://t.co/5QFfv2yMOK http://t.co/IvaA5r2JBX http://t.co/UGmkQlg2u2
4/10
2014
@sethvargo @lusis SEH for resources?Real men use monads to configure their servers.
4/9
2014
@_cwm_ Give that child an extra dessert!
4/4
2014
Because you can’t have enough Tesla: https://t.co/NXRdQ0oBlw@soosiechoi :("The Goat is the most basic form you can take in the game.It allows you to lick people/objects, headbutt things,and just generally be a goat
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@michaelgorsuch Right there with you brah.
4/3
2014
Getting ready for Roger Penrose’s (!!!!!) talk at @planetlabsDO WANT http://t.co/neVLmgUIEs http://t.co/2a2FZU2yvcCan I get the FireTV delivered via PrimeDrone?@t_sloughter I poured one out for you after reading that tweet.@t_sloughter Ah. Also, *tear*@t_sloughter Go’s version of heart?
4/2
2014
/me quietly closes Twitter
4/1
2014
@soosiechoi Did you forget to change the headlight fluid? That’s a pretty common mistake…@bigfleet @meganv Wooooot! Congrats to you both!@michaelgorsuch +100@mzyk83 @_cwm_ Cool. That works better w/my schedule, too :)@mzyk83 @_cwm_ Are you going to be at BCCW this week?@mzyk83 Bookmarked!
3/31
2014
@soosiechoi would also endorse “de-sandification”
3/27
2014
Hello again SF. Your weather is much nicer than NC.
3/24
2014
With this commit, #CUDA #python now free and open source in Numba master branch: https://t.co/7fS156X5rq
Retweeted by Kevin SmithBecause Friday: https://t.co/GthAjHZXJ9 h/t @jkeiser2@michaelgorsuch As a industry I think we underestimate the costs of complex & “magical” systems. Especially w/config mgmt.@michaelgorsuch I’m convinced “cleverness” is never a good idea. Much better to aim for simplicity and elegance, imo.
3/21
2014
@lusis Accidentally monkey patched your bundler gems with dependency injection of fat models and thin controllers?Eternal truths of modern life: buffering sucks, printers are still a train wreck, and building packages sucks ass.We are going to launch over 100 satellites over the next year. Big reveal from @wsm1 at #TED #TED2014
Retweeted by Kevin SmithWatching @wsm1 deliver his TED talk. Excited to be part of this team!The @planetlabs team at the lab waiting for our @wsm1 to begin his #TED talk. http://t.co/Bj0URTLzg5
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3/20
2014
TIL: Raw jalapeño juice in your eye stings a bit.@rnewson I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or cut myself to let the sad out.Somehow I missed Hammock’s “Departure Songs”. Fixing that right now…@dieswaytoofast @darachennis @skeptomai I have seen a rain-free Seattle. Once. Although it could’ve been a dream, too…..
3/19
2014
@skeptomai @dieswaytoofast Awwwww. I love me some Collins Mac & Cheese.My fave Paxos paper in honor of Dr. Lamport’s Turing Award (huzzah!): http://t.co/xXm9XfpvBw@brixen C++ template magic is always crayPSA: v8 is cray.
3/18
2014
@grossberg I haven’t done any training since ’09 or so. I taught classes when I was freelancing.
3/17
2014
@sfalcon A date which will live in __________.
3/14
2014
Having fun imagining the reaction to first-class continuations in JavascriptHiggs Boson walks into church and the priest says "we don't allow Higgs Bosons in here." Boson replies: "I thought you needed me for mass."
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3/13
2014
When useful ideas jump the shark and become ludicrous self-parodies...If you have 20 minutes or so today, read the latest NSA revelations. Incredible. Including DNS poisoning. https://t.co/K482baKMHj
Retweeted by Kevin SmithMissing Seattle’s vibe a lil bit this morning…
3/12
2014
@OliverFerrigni @skeptomai Dialyzer in a nutshell: “Your code is bad and you should feel bad. Also, validate_fields/2 never returns.”
3/11
2014
@MarcParadise Several times Friday night. Then I decided to replace them all on Sat morning.@soosiechoi Replacing outlets is easier than moving all my books & computers :)Spent Saturday replacing all the outlets in my home office after they went dead Friday night.@jrecursive @darachennis And piloted by the Blue Box Man Group@jrecursive Wait for it…………….. CARRIER PIGEONS.@jrecursive Hayes Sparrow@base10 Best read with Gary Oldman’s voice from The Professional.protip for working with remote people: if there's no meeting invitation, there's no meeting
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3/10
2014
This could be the coolest building on earth. The new Kansas City public library. http://t.co/BaCFwaWtC8
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@jrecursive What is the Big-O of genomic traversal?Summary of what's next for PaaS and virtualization from @derekcollison - asked lots and ... http://t.co/NJauoV7qMh http://t.co/suy111p1EK
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3/7
2014
Freezing rain. Again. Go home Mother Nature. You’re drunk.Pokemon of Things Throne of Things Lord of the Things@seancribbs @strmpnk @jtimberman gist updated with working system clipboard paste@casio_juarez @SeanTAllen 2-Phase commit it is ;-)@SeanTAllen @casio_juarez With Paxos sprinkles?Use console Emacs on OS X? Lack of system clipboard support driving you nuts? https://t.co/TaMC7Dmy2J
3/6
2014
@soosiechoi Also, Dreyfus skill acquisition model :)Raleigh has approved a 5k called the Sexy School Girl 5k. See bottom of this post: http://t.co/M855r1tEtt
Retweeted by Kevin SmithThere’s a huge difference between remote as in “we work from home in the same city” and remote as in “we’re all over the world”.
Retweeted by Kevin Smith@jtimberman What is this ‘vi’ ?I don’t build REST APIs often but when I do I debug strange database driver errors.Sad I’m missing SF @erlangfactory this year :(@lusis duck stringingOH: You know you’ve fully joined a new company when you get all the Nagios alerts in email.
3/5
2014
@base10 And it was 56F at 6:00 AM this morning. *sigh*@williamsjoe @bradfordw May I have some of your frosty beverage to wash down your tasty lightweight virtualized container?@jtimberman Compartmentalization is important :)@williamsjoe @bradfordw Go ahead, say docker one more time. I dare ya. I double dog dare ya!@bradfordw Cat milking.@bradfordw Mother Docker.
3/3
2014
@julian_dunn My Friday just got a little better :D@julian_dunn *boggles* That’s kinda awesome :)@darachennis yep! But at least I’m a stylish hipster monkey browsing populist modern consumer goods at Ikea :)How I feel most of the time: http://t.co/9htlQ6FZxb
2/28
2014
@eqhmcow @base10 And then you want to install a package (like sqitch) that has an old dep. Welcome to Painville.Today the DevOps playing field tilted just a little bit more. #cryptic@SeanTAllen Such a great song & album...
2/27
2014
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