Hammond was like every other management guy Arnold had ever seen. Whether it was Disney or the Navy, management guys always behaved the same

26 Jun 2012

Hammond was like every other management guy Arnold had ever seen. Whether it was Disney or the Navy, management guys always behaved the same. They never understood the technical issues; and they thought that screaming was the way to make things happen. And maybe it was, if you were shouting at your secretaries to get you a limousine. But screaming didn’t make any difference at all to the problems that Arnold now faced. The computer didn’t care if it was screamed at. The power network didn’t care if it was screamed at. Technical systems were completely indifferent to all this explosive human emotion. If anything, screaming was counterproductive, because Arnold now faced the virtual certainty that Nedry wasn’t coming back, which meant that Arnold himself had to go into the computer code and try and figure out what had gone wrong.

6W Engineering: 6Wunderkinder at Railsberry 2012 in Krakow

15 Jun 2012

6W Engineering: 6Wunderkinder at Railsberry 2012 in Krakow

The Naive Optimist: How I manage 40 people remotely

12 Jun 2012

The Naive Optimist: How I manage 40 people remotely

Be Here Now - The Andy Whitfield Story

10 Jun 2012

I am a huge fan of the TV show Spartacus: Blood and Sand. My girlfriend stumbled across this documentary that is currently being produced. It’s about the main actor of the TV show, Andy Whitfield, who died in 2011 (at the age of 39 years) because of Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Andy was a truly inspiring human being. Check out the trailer above. You can also pledge money on Kickstarter to fund the project.

Object-oriented design is a successful attempt to qualitatively improve the efficiency

05 Jun 2012

Object-oriented design is a successful attempt to qualitatively improve the efficiency of modeling the ever more complex dynamic systems and user relationships made possible by the silicon explosion.

Reboot!

27 May 2012

I finally finished the improvements to my social profiles and my new website today. Here are the links to the services where you can learn about my work, experiences and views:

Instagram Engineering: Storing hundreds of millions of simple key-value pairs in Redis

27 May 2012

Instagram Engineering: Storing hundreds of millions of simple key-value pairs in Redis

The Naive Optimist: I'm tired of the opportunists and their hackathons

22 May 2012

The Naive Optimist: Im tired of the opportunists and their hackathons

I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings

22 May 2012

I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle its differences.

Ruby - Use conditions while embedding variables in strings

21 May 2012

I found out about another neat little detail in Ruby. Have you ever been working with strings and ending up using conditions to generate a different output based on some user attribute for example?