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Alvin Lau
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Cathedrals, Bazaars, and In Between. Poul-Henning Kamp's article A Generation Lost in the Bazaar was doing the rounds on Twitter again last week. In it, he argues that the free-for-all "bazaar" model of open source has left us saddled with "a tangled web of haphazard dependencies that results in ...
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First task of the year: update resume
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What is Santa's fav distro?
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hhh yeaaaaaaa we are linux users and we proud
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I turned my side project into a unicorn job. It only took about 10 years of hard work...but I did it the hard way. Find the easiest thing that you are legitimately passionate about. Do not work on a project because it is in a popular space, because you are looking to make a quick buck, ...
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Happy holidays to you too! How about you, do you have a stricter regime of forcing yourself to work on side projects?
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Presentation slides at DB Tech Showcase 2014/Tokyo (nov) and Japan PostgreSQL Conference 2014 (dec), translated to English
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Having worked on and off in software testing for the last fifteen years or so, I'm becoming increasingly convinced that there's a correlation between the recent trend of calling software test teams "Quality Assurance" and general purpose software that seems to get less stable as time goes on.
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