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Why use a DSL?
Languages exist to communicate ideas. Most of us are familiar with generic human languages like English, Swahili, Japanese - even created languages like Esperanto and Lojban. These are able to express any idea humans can possibly come up with in a way other...
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+1 for esperanto!
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What is an application?
Operations (and devops, which is just another approach to operations) has one purpose - to make sure that the business's IT assets are operating  properly. That's what operations means  - the group that handles the operating. But that's a really nebulous wo...
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I'm playing Set of Threes. Can you beat my high score?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maf.set
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http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/12/19/are-smoking-or-overweight-health-workers-hypocrites-patient-care-specialists-may-not-practise-what-they-preach-study-finds/

"Researchers found people surveyed by phone who said their job involved direct patient care were just as likely to be overweight, avoid the dentist, get sunburned and not wear their seatbelt as those in other fields."
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There are many well and widely known benefits of DevOps, including rapid software delivery, a higher degree of enterprise agility, increased system resilience, and being able to swiftly identify an...
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What is production?
In  What is an application? , I propose a definition for "application" as "A set of capabilities provided to a user to enable them to satisfy their desires." But, there are many other terms that are undefined. Over the next several posts, I'll define each o...
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Cue the anti-statists. 
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I'm not sure what this is reference to, but sign me up to the Libertarian, Anti-Statist, "Independents" (with Kennedy) watching, list you have ;)
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Summary: The Supreme Court has long made surreptitious changes to its opinions without telling anyone. In response, a coder has created a tool that flags and publicizes those changes.
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I very much like the sentiment that "Better is better than more."

That may be a good tattoo...
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"Why I vaccinate my kids [Aetiology]" http://feedly.com/e/opNFPyNd
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Sad.

That it has to be written.

The reason I vaccinate my kids (and kudos to the OP for being able to spell those diseases) is simple: upside > downside.  In this case, upside >>>>>> downside.

Which is why the annual flu shot is not among those vaccines.  The upside and downside weigh out fairly similarly.  With the flu changing drastically every year, herd immunity is so short term that I'm doubtful that there's much immunity to be had there anyway.  For otherwise-healthy kids and adults, it's not really that severe.

Everything else, polio and all those other ones I can't spell, except for maybe the chicken pox, even the smallest infection can be devastating.  (Pox's worst infections can be devastating.)  It's not uncommon for any of the rest of these diseases to kill or maim their victims.  Risk of disease (small) times expected outcome (really bad - killing or maiming) compared to risk of shot (high) times expected outcome (short term pain, soreness, tiredness, going away in a day, give or take, treatable with tylenol).  Yeah, that's a no-brainer.
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I would love to hear the libertarians' take on this.
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Given how many states we've seen go from strong to totalitarian, I don't buy the premise at all.  Libertarians aren't for anarchy, they're not even for "weak" government, they're for limited government.  The line in the sand may vary somewhat depending on which libertarian you're talking to, but there is still a basic set of rights I think they'd agree to, largely based on property rights (including rights of the person that are prereqs to that, such as protections against assault, murder, other violent crimes).  They just don't agree with other so-called rights as being actual rights.  The word is bandied around so casually nowadays that it has lost all meaning, and should therefore also lose meaning legally.
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IT Generalist
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DevOps, Programming, Operations, DBA, Management
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  • Greenfish Bluefish
    Owner, 2014 - present
  • Chronotrack
    Senior Devops Engineer, 2013 - 2014
  • Fluid, Inc
    Senior Software Developer, 2013 - 2013
  • Inflection
    Senior Software Engineer, 2012 - 2013
  • Grant Street Group
    Developer, 2008 - 2012
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Making sense of insanity since 1975.
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  • Ripon College
    Computer Science, 1993 - 1998
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