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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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@jamesiry No, clearly God wanted RGB to be subtractive, but we stuffed up. FFFFFF - COFFEE = 3F0011: http://t.co/RaJmFucBjD
Retweeted by James Iry"Consensus Protocols: Two-Phase Commit" => http://t.co/XHeQiqDNYI
Retweeted by James IryWe're not really a terrorist organization. We're just very concerned about ethics in videogame journalism.
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10/23
2014
Proof that engineers are not purely functional (redrawn from @jakemcgraw) http://t.co/zQwpEMOyZc
Retweeted by James Iry@jasonbaldridge Contrary to the author I've known people of many races that were douchebags.Some Java APIs I really love. JavaMail, doing a checkClosed call on an IMAPFolder: exception Operation not allowed on closed folder. Sigh.
Retweeted by James IryWhen asked about the new developer API that Twitter is providing, developers rejoiced saying http://t.co/2HLdEAaZ3A@fanf42 Yeah, the etymologies trace English "companion" to Old French "compaignon" which of course comes from the Latin I posted.TIL, "companion" from Latin com: "together/with", panis: "bread"@bodil Merci por votre queso?@mauriciojr @silentbicycle http://t.co/Z1JVKORIim first then http://t.co/QIZoVN7SuU second, but so many good optionsThe particular kind of cruelty that is recommending "The Dragon Book" to someone who is curious about compilers
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Retweeted by James Iryhttp://t.co/8Np4MP1gpz Finally, GamerGate is getting the coverage it wants and deserves.
Retweeted by James IryI'm so proud, I just have to share it with y'all http://t.co/w5YPDWr8fv
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10/22
2014
@jamesiry 💩☕️
Retweeted by James Iry@stevej I know you just used the poo emoji because there isn't yet a standard mint frap emoji.Proof that there is no God on the Internet, HTML color code #C0FFEE is a kind of pale, pastel cyan http://t.co/81uMkLKru5.The Top 10 Reasons to Ban Me, @Annaleen, @BadAstronomer, et al from #BASF2014! http://t.co/LIzdiGLkj2
Retweeted by James IryA hopeful vision for our future generations of developers http://t.co/f19NjrY2tk
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Retweeted by James Iry@al3x On the other hand, if your institution does support Apple Pay at launch then BUY ALL THE SHIT!Xkcd, foiled by convolutional nets. Courtesy our friends at Flickr (hi Simon). http://t.co/CNcv7l6q2O
Retweeted by James Iry@mralancooper See also http://t.co/t1j3F0o7nc
10/21
2014
@wingod @built So we've been redefining CS for 3 decades and that's why it hasn't tracked other fields. I'm finding this hard to swallow.@wingod @built and no explanation of why, even if that was true, it wouldn't just be a brief hiccup rather than a multi decade trend@wingod @built No evidence to back claim that CS became more technical except claim by one guy who frequents /r/theredpill …@wingod @built but you still haven't said why.. Why would CS (even under a more narrow definition) not track the trend in other fields@wingod @built Why wouldn't changing the definition of the field still include the same relative percentages of men vs women?@wingod @built But the percentage of women starts shrinking in 1984 where in other fields it continues to grow.@wingod @built Why does that explain a difference in relative representation of men vs women?@wingod @built So while % of women went up, % of men went down…and vice versa.@wingod @built Wait. What? I think you misunderstand the graph. It's percentages, not total numbers.#SockPuppetGateThe last 20 hours of #gamergate and #notyourshield tweets, charted by the month they joined Twitter. http://t.co/En4wCb1cKN
Retweeted by James IryHas anybody done a Venn diagram of #GamerGate and Youtube commenters? Is it a single circle?"prove it" http://t.co/qXhFpFriAy
Retweeted by James Iry@paulg @raganwald Just be yourself. Stop being me. Because you're not. You're you. Which is me. I'm very confused.@jonsterling Something more "open" other times, e.g. upcasting to void *.@jonsterling Although it's a bit confusing what exactly they do mean. Sum types, sometimes. But not always.@jonsterling C++ folks mean something entirely different from what everybody else means.λ is λove, λ is λife.You think tech support is bad now? Wait until they hire philosophers: http://t.co/C4DkCcnpGy @existentialcoms
Retweeted by James Iry#GamerGate http://t.co/fuYzy6B2Bm
Retweeted by James IryFrom 1970 the % of women studying tech fields goes up and up. Except in 1984 one field deflects downward: CS. Listen. http://t.co/kWAnDfyUquHigh hopes for http://t.co/FNfPMJCh8R article, "Do any grown-ups actually live in San Francisco?" sadly just an ad for indoor mini-golf.
Retweeted by James Iry@al3x Then you're missing out on impressive levels of WTFness.With Yosemite, Apple has done the impossible: they've made iTunes even more confusing to use.This weekend I took my daughter to swim in a corn pool. Prior to this weekend I didn't know "corn pool" was a thing.An actual, real paragraph from the draft PHP specification. http://t.co/H9MscHwh90
Retweeted by James IryReal vs Movie Scientists http://t.co/YLbpBW4AwQ
10/20
2014
@jamesiry Because of that feedback we are fixing that in our next release.
Retweeted by James IryI'm naming my rock band "syntactic wigs" https://t.co/I7mNX0rxo9@mergeconflict {"lorem":"ipsum", "dolor": {"sit": "amet"} }Objects can be such a PITA.
Retweeted by James Iry. @Hipchat just increased its minimum vertical space on OS X so it doesn't fit where I used to have it. What a pain in the ass.@raganwald I tried plugging my earbuds into neo-naziism. Now all I hear is white noise.The motion sensor in my office turns the lights out as soon as the pillar between it and my desk stops moving.
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10/17
2014
OH: "Computers hate me." "Of course they do after what you've done to them. I've seen your code."@djspiewak @nuttycom The short answer is not much.@djspiewak Implementing a Java interface that used a Raw EnumEvery time you swallow an exception God kills a kitten but doesn't let you find out when or where He did it.Just wrote "type RawEnum = Enum[T] forSome { type T <: Enum[T]}". I'm getting a raw deal and it's filling me with existentialist angst.@beyondjava @pelotom @bhurt42 Compilers would be morphisms in the category of programming languages.In the last week, I have been impacted by uninitialized variables and array overruns. We still write more software in C/C++ than we should.
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10/16
2014
To git diff, 1000 lines of code commented out with /* */ is a two-line change which never touches your ident of interest.
Retweeted by James Iry@jeanqasaur "Double stuf" is clearly a witness of the monadic join, Oreo (Orea a) -> Orea a.
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10/15
2014
American scientists unearth lost 1960s polar satellite images worth billions http://t.co/ulC2wSpWPk
Retweeted by James Iry@djspiewak @josevalim Although that terminology isn't universal. In some communities reduce is fold.Cascading on Tez vs MapReduce. Looks like I need to work on improving sorting/grouping speed. More charts soon. http://t.co/RalwwyukBt
Retweeted by James Iryhow hard is it to write portable #lisp code? Fairly hard, it turns out: http://t.co/6nMrnWDNc9
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10/14
2014
View the pull request that introduced a commit: https://t.co/HmBX6S04xL
Retweeted by James Iry@marius @hivetheory Penis Shot Advisory?@samth @lindsey @mrb_bk Yeah, a compiler from X to X is an endopiler. Also, a compiler and a decompiler combine to form an isopiler.After the last couple weeks, this shop's sign is far more amusing than it has any right to be. http://t.co/5sa6ex0cE1
Retweeted by James Iry@djspiewak Disputed quote, but funny http://t.co/bLXimV6RM4I think the technical meaning of “straightforward” must be “I haven’t considered this for long enough to work out what the problem is”
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10/13
2014
I can’t decide which iOS 8 feature I like best, “Hey Siri” or slow, crashy shittiness. I guess the Siri thing
Retweeted by James IryMilitary jets are currently buzzing my building. Uncertain if Putin annexed SOMA, ISIL is hiding in Site Glass, or Fleet Week is coming up."The abyss would like to send you push notifications. Continue gazing? y/N"
Retweeted by James IrySo….are transducers burritos, space suits, or…?@pelotom @rickasaurus Well…C had a form of unions since forever. They're totally not safe and they're awkward to use but that's C for you.
10/10
2014
Scientists have discovered Indonesian cave paintings that are 40,000 years old. To put that in perspective, the universe is 6,000 years old.
Retweeted by James IryQuestion: 'I want to be an author when I grow up. Am I insane?' "Yes. Growing up is highly overrated. Just be an author."
Retweeted by James Iry@frak_you @scienceporn Venus is the only known planet inhabited solely by puddles of molten slag that used to be robots.@djspiewak Seems legit.Apparently this is what my coworkers think I look like. http://t.co/k8tcj1xUHM
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10/9
2014
@jamesiry dibblegate
Retweeted by James IryPopcornZJavaScript libraries are where the money is. Or at least where the $ is.Sorry, @HenrikJoreteg, there’s an even *more* human JavaScript library: http://t.co/8AVR42vJpp
Retweeted by James IryOne thing I've learned by working with various open and closed sourced projects is that each build is its own unique precious snowflake.@havocp NOT ENOUGH!@ehud I'm reading between the lines here but I bet this candidate wouldn't know tail recursion if it bit him in the ass. So to speak.Resume says candidate "used singleton and factory." Yeah, but did you use loops, function calls and conditionals? That's what I want to knowFixing a 37-year-old bug by merging a 22-year-old fix http://t.co/71O4esNvQT
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10/8
2014
@rtfeldman @runarorama I.e. C++ doesn't prove you didn't try to hold a resource outside of the scope of its destructor. Rust does.@rtfeldman @runarorama They're standard in C++. What's different from C++ is that in Rust the type system proves you didn't screw things up.How security really works, and why it matters. http://t.co/gN10k2C7Gu
Retweeted by James IryAnd a great new post from @wycats too, on resource management: "Rust means never having to close a socket" http://t.co/68vrMg7F2m
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10/7
2014
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