Requiem

This is the post an entrepreneur hopes to never write. They pour their energy, their time, their resources, their love into their baby. Trying to make her live, trying to make her grow. And for a while, she seems to. Everything is hitting the right way, 12+ years of uninterrupted growth and profitable operation as […]

Some updates coming soon

I should have something interesting to talk about over the next two weeks, though a summary of this is Scalable Informatics is undergoing a transformation. The exact form of this transformation is still being determined. In any case, I am no longer at Scalable. Some items of note in recent weeks. 1) M&A: Nimble was […]

Best comment I’ve seen in a bug report about a tool

So … gnome-terminal has been my standard cli interface on linux GUIs for a while. I can’t bring myself to use KDE for any number of reasons. Gnome itself went in strange directions, so I’ve been using Cinnamon atop Mint and Debian 8. Ok, Debian 8. Gnome-terminal. Some things missing when you right mouse button […]

structure by indentation … grrrr ….

If you have to do this: :%s/\t/ /g in order to get a very simple function to compile because of this error File "./snd.py", line 13 return sum ^ IndentationError: unindent does not match any outer indentation level even though your editor (atom!!!!??!?!) wasn’t showing you these mixed tabs and spaces … Yeah, there is […]

What is old, is new again

Way back in the pre-history of the internet (really DARPA-net/BITNET days), while dinosaur programming languages frolicked freely on servers with “modern” programming systems and data sets, there was a push to go from a static linking programs to a more modular dynamic linking. The thought processes were that it would save precious memory, not having […]