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Silicon Wasteland 07 January, 2015

I have recently become more disillusioned with the culture around me and which I am a part. When I was working at Facebook, I had…

American Sniper 04 January, 2015

I had heard about the story of Chris Kyle through various sources over the past couple years, but I had never got around to reading this…

Waiting For Godot 01 January, 2015

Through a series of comedic errors I was recommended the play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. I had never heard of it before it was…

End of an era 19 December, 2014

It has officially been over a month now so I feel ready to write about this, after 7 years and 8 months, Lauren and I have broken up. I know…

Markdown Flavored Literate Haskell 18 August, 2014

I have been playing around with literate Haskell recently while working on some exercises in Types and Programming Languages . The book…

10 ways Facebook is actually the devil 04 July, 2014

There recently was a bit of controversy over a paper that was published by some researchers at Facebook. In the press there was mostly misinformation and alarmist pieces of yellow journalism. This post is about how my name was used to further the agenda of a disingenuous Wall Street Journal reporter by taking what I said out of context.

Everything Quiet 21 June, 2014

I have recently started reading Quiet , a book about introversion. I am an introvert, something that has always been clear to me, and in…

Swiftly Working on iOS 02 June, 2014

This post is my mind dump from a few minutes after "Swift" was announced. As I perused the documentation I made a few observations about…

Eloquent Objective-C: Write Code That Looks Like Objective-C 01 June, 2014

When I look at someone's code, I immediately make a value judgment about the likelihood that their code will work and that the person knows…

Eloquent Objective-C 31 May, 2014

I recently made a transition from writing Objective-C all day to writing Ruby all day. Part of this transition was facilitated by many Ruby…

Not Golfers, Gophers 18 May, 2014

I was doing some language exploration as I am toying with the idea of getting some backend services up and running, and I have some…

What's in a type? 17 May, 2014

This post is mostly going to be about my experiences and where I currently stand on the subject of types in programming languages. It is a bit rambling and not necessarily informative, but I am trying to categorize some of the things I have heard and experienced working with different languages and different people over time. Some topics discussed being what object oriented really means, where it is done well, and where it breaks down. Also a bit about interfaces being, in my mind, the most important thing to make easy to analyze statically.

Why settle for one ugly API when you can have two? 06 May, 2014

In my new job I am working exclusively in Ruby at the moment. What that means for this blog is that most of the code I talk about will be in…

Something new 03 May, 2014

As of about three weeks ago, I no longer work at Facebook. I am now at a start-up called Flexport , which I doubt many people have heard of…

Playing with Haskell 12 January, 2014

Before I get in to the coding part of this post I figured I would talk a little bit about what is going on because I have not posted in a…

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