Category Archives: amazon

MySQL Meet-up 20141208

I had an enjoyable time last night at Twitter with local MySQL DBAs and developers. We had an attendee who has no experience with SQL or programming at all. She is interested in organizing her collection of recipes and had … Continue reading

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An update

I don’t really have anything really exciting to report, so y’all get to listen to me blather. And after all, that’s what blogs are for anyway, right? Zelda is turning 11 months old this month. This is still my favorite … Continue reading

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does anyone else feel forced to produce crap?

Management wants MORE RESULTS NOW NO MATTER WHAT THE COST!!!!! I feel like the world is telling me to give them more crap, less useful code! Does anyone else feel like business requirements are forcing them to produce lots of … Continue reading

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Lang.NET 2008

A few months ago, Mahesh Prakriya stopped by Amazon to discuss the recently merged IronPython project and the changes that it inspired in Microsoft’s .NET implementation. We exchanged email, and he invited me to this year’s Lang.NET symposium. I plan … Continue reading

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Moved groups at AMZN

I moved to the “Merchendising Applications” group at Amazon. I’m ramping up, but it looks like this group has the potential to make a very large positive impact on the quality of the site. I’m doped up on pain meds, … Continue reading

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A (round-about) story about Jeffry P. Bezos

The following is what i wrote on “43people.com” about the boss. I thought it was worth keeping in my own archives, since it’s actually a story about my life as it pertains to Mr. Bezos. Back a few years ago, … Continue reading

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InvestiGate

Like WaterGate, but slightly different. lalalalal!

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my name in lights

Hey, look. My name is mentioned down at the bottom. http://www.go-mono.com/archive/1.2/#contributors testing aggregator’s ability to de-dup this update

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currently 153 release critical bugs in etch. Get to it.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/12/msg00004.html http://bts.turmzimmer.net/details.php?bydist=etch

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Please begin seeding etch release candidates with me

http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/etch_di_rc1/amd64/bt-dvd/

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