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Randal L. Schwartz
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Mountain unicycling! #mountainbike   #outdoor  
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Er no. How do you stop in an emergency when going that fast!

Oo, it has a brake and a knob!

Actually, they teach unicycle in junior school here.
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Study and practice this guide, and the next time someone asks you to play Monopoly, prove to them that it's trivial to win every single time. #monopoly   #playanythingelse  
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True story, after about 30 days at sea our Monopoly board was un-ceremoniously dropped over board when the owner of the board refused to follow the rulebook. A full on brawl ensued that earned the whole platoon extra duties for the remainder of the trip. Stupid Free Parking.....
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I gave my "brief intro to dart" at SCaLE14x today. It's a newer version of what I delivered at FISL last year. About 150 in audience. Lots of good questions. At end, I polled "first time exposed to dart?" and got 30%. But then "are you going to check out dart now that you've seen this", got 80%. Mission accomplished.
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I was there! Thank you for the presentation! Really great!
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TIL today: my books are apparently in over 10,000 libraries in the world.  Wow. #perl  
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+Greg Vernon Cheese Whiz was fixed before the oriignal print.
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Sleep... precious sleep!
 
We're moving, and we get to sleep in a bit more! Now we're taping at 9:30am (Pacific Time) on Tuesdays! (But still The Earliest Show on the TWiT network®!!)

https://twit.tv/posts/inside-twit/2016-programming-changes
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We just pushed our 366th show! Which means you can listen to FLOSS Weekly every single day in 2016 (leap year!) and be listening to today's show on December 31! Of course, by then, we'll have made another 50-ish shows!
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So your saying I should FLOSS daily?
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Why Let's Encrypt free SSL certs are worse than useless -- actually dangerous -- to many sites

You may have heard about the Let's Encrypt project that is ostensibly pushing for widespread adoption of SSL on websites by offering free SSL certificates on demand. What you may not have heard is that despite widespread objections (their discussion/comments threads on this are long indeed) they have apparently refused to make any certs available with expiration periods longer than 90 days, for a variety of mostly highly questionable reasons.

They argue that if you run their full system you won't care, because all your certs will automatically be renewed. But in practice, many environments cannot (for policy and/or technical reasons) deploy automatic certificate management systems, and manually updating certs -- especially for multiple machines -- is often entirely impractical on such a frequent basis.

Worse, it's exactly the sites with limited time and person resources, especially on legacy systems, who could have most benefited from these certificates, but have the least ability to participate in their automated environment or roll their own automated systems.

And when a cert expires, given the heavy-handed, often unnecessarily panic-inducing, hard to bypass warnings of some browsers these days, it effectively can cut users off from important resources. In some situations, that's downright dangerous.

It is a real shame that Let's Encrypt is being -- frankly -- so half-assed about what could have been a great program.


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+Jan Moren just someone hanging on to the freebie train a little too long. 
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Interesting article on making (or losing) money in FLOSS. #floss   #opensource  
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Confirmed for tomorrow: Henrik Rosendahl - OpenStack Astara (https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Astara), interviewed by +Randal L. Schwartz and +Aaron Newcomb. Watch/chat at http://live.twit.tv beginning 9:30am Pacific Time (GMT - 8).
Astara is a network orchestration service designed for provisioning Neutron managed virtual network functions in an OpenStack deployment. Note: we are in the process of renaming the project from 'Akanda' to 'Astara'. URLs, docs, etc. will be updated as the rename completes ...
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I really wish people who start quoting "gang of four patterns" at me realize that those patterns are the places where java sucks, and we had to implement human workarounds, and not generic things that every programmer should need, especially in other languages.
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+Margaret Leber You forgot the 600 line stack trace ^^!

Thank you for the insight. Next time it explodes, I will see just how many lines it really is. (Fortunately it seems to be just 1 thread out of a trillion, rather than complete fatal death...)
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From last year... now 21!
 
♫ It was 20 years ago today,
the Schwartzian Transform began to play.
It traded a bit of space for time,
it was copied from Lisp, and that's fine.
Soon other languages adopted it as well,
making Randal Schwartz feel pretty swell,
Schwartzian Transform used across the land! ♫

#perl   #schwartziantransform  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwartzian_transform
In computer science, the Schwartzian transform is a Perl programming idiom used to improve the efficiency of sorting a list of items. This idiom is appropriate for comparison-based sorting when the ordering is actually based on the ordering of a certain property (the key) of the elements, ...
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Now it can do things legally :)
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Python Programmers are "indentured servants".
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+Pete Hardie oh, damn! lol!
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    Computers, 1976 - 1978
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Just another Perl/Smalltalk hacker,
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Literally "Wrote the Book" on Perl. Many of them, in fact. Some argue that the interactive web wouldn't have existed as early had it not been for Perl's deployment, and from there we get e-commerce and www on the side of a bus. Thus, I claim at least some responsibility for this whole web thing.
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Explaining complex things simply. Making things go faster. Being a good first lieutenant.
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  • FLOSS Weekly
    Host, 2007 - present
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    Consultant, 1985 - present
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    Writer, 1983 - 1985
  • Servio Logic Development
    Sysadmin, 1983 - 1983
  • Tektronix
    Software Engineering Manager, 1978 - 1983
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