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I've just finished reading Dale Carnegie's classic How to Win Friends and Influence People . I'm not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading it. Much of its content I have picked up through other sources, which I suspect speaks more to the usef...
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DbCharmer: Getting Started
I recently integrated DbCharmer into our Rails application at AdStage . There's not a whole lot written about how to set it up, especially if you want to use it with something like Sidekiq , so here's a quick guide on how I did our setup using Ruby 2.0 and ...
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My company is up to some awesome stuff. +AdStage 
The “Best Business” Winner Raises $1 Million in Additional Funding and Announces Four Integrated Apps Along with a New App Partnership Program Bringing Even More Apps onto the Platform   SAN FRANCISCO, CA — February 24, 2014 — AdStage, the self-serve cross-network advertising platform that offers businesses a single place to build, manage and optimize ad campaigns across search, social, mobile and display ad networks, returned today to the LAUN...
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Logstash, Heroku, and supervision
For the last couple weeks in my spare time I've been trying to setup a logstash / elasticsearch / kibana box to manage our logs. Most of the work went pretty quickly, but then I've been stuck trying to get logstash to run under supervision. I finally made t...
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Welp, it's that time again when I get the urge to move my blog. The new version can be found over on GitHub using the GitHub pages feature. More details about the move there. http://gworley3.github.io/ This Blogger blog will continue to exist indefinitely, ...
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This is a new low. Clickbait masking as conspiracy story. As they say at the end, "How much would you LOVE for this story to be true and for there to be a place like Jurassic Park one day!?".
According to WorldDailyNewsReport: Berlin: A malfunction with the heating system of the Museum für Naturkunde (or Museum of Natural History) had some unforeseen consequences, as a Gasosaurus egg dating from the Jurassic period ended up hatching, giving birth to the first dinosaur to see the daylight in more than 100 million years. The egg which [...]
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In this continuing series, statistics are abused to provide support for positions they don't support, and in so doing convince lots of people of an idea that they would likely otherwise not have been so easily convinced of.
[content warning: rape, false rape allegations] (see also parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of ∞) I. Spotted on Brute Reason but liked and reblogged 35,000 times: Five Things More Likely To Happen To You Than B...
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Emily Oster stirred a lot of controversy when she suggested that pregnant women could enjoy a drink of alcohol if they so chose. Why did she arrive at a view that clashed with much of the American medical establishment? She named two reasons. The first is that she did a better job of sifting through the evidence than the medical experts had done. More importantly, she was actually trying to communicate the facts. Many others are practicing deception-based medicine.

She explained in Expecting Better:
"But the bigger thing, I think, is the concern (which was expressed to me over and over by doctors) that if you tell people they can have a glass of wine, they'll have 3 (or one giant "bowl-o-wine"). Even if one isn't a problem, three are. Better to say you can't have any, as that rule is easy to understand."
Emily Oster stirred a lot of controversy when she suggested that pregnant women could enjoy a drink of alcohol if they so chose. Why did she arrive at a view that clashed with much of the American medical establishment? She named two reasons. The first is that she did a better job of sifting ...
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I'm not surprised but kind of disappointed in this. Programming bootcamps are at least trying a new educational model, and in all honesty they seem to be at least sort of working at converting smart people into programmers in relatively short time.

While I understand the desire to regulate, it feels premature: I've yet to hear stories of folks paying for bad education from bootcamps the way you hear about people paying for useless educations from for-profit colleges, especially since many bootcamps operate such that they only really get paid if their students get jobs. Feels like the incentives are well aligned to me: no trying to exploit subsidized education loans from the government or trick people out of their money. If anything, programming bootcamps are perhaps better models for education than traditional CS programs.

All that said, I can't help but also be a little happy about this for purely selfish reasons. I see resumes from folks graduating from these bootcamps all the time and they are just awful and show little to no understanding of what (startups, at least) are looking for in employees. I'm sure these folks do well as junior developers at large firms that can (and must, because they aren't doing a great job of attracting large amounts of top talent to meet their needs) afford the costs associated with training new programmers, but if I never see another resume with such projects as "ActiveRecord Lite" and "Snake" listed as "achievements" it will be too soon.
The world of hack schools is often unregulated with many different teaching styles curricula and hiring practices across the board.
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  • AdStage
    Senior Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Korrelate
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Central Florida
    Test Scoring Programmer, 2008 - 2011
  • University of Central Florida
    Teaching Assistant, 2004 - 2008
  • University of Central Florida
    Writing Consultant, 2002 - 2004
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Senior software engineer with a background in computer science and graph theory focused on building scalable, distributed, transactional systems.
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Thesis: Finding dud vertices in defensive alliances and secure sets using computational tools http://ucf.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?29CF002073221
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  • University of Central Florida
    PhD Mathematical Science (unfinished), 2006 - 2011
  • University of Central Florida
    M.S. Computer Science, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Central Florida
    B.S. Computer Science, 2001 - 2004
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