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Ryan Kanno
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I hate almost all software. It's unnecessary and complicated at almost every layer. At best I can congratulate someone for quickly and simply solving a problem on top of the shit that they are given. The only software that I like is one that I can easily understand and solves my problems. The amount of complexity I'm willing to tolerate is proportional to the size of the problem being solved.

In the past year I think I have finally come to understand the ideals of Unix: file descriptors and processes orchestrated with C. It's a beautiful idea. This is not however what we interact with. The complexity was not contained. Instead I deal with DBus and /usr/lib and Boost and ioctls and SMF and signals and volatile variables and prototypal inheritance and _C99_FEATURES_ and dpkg and autoconf.

Those of us who build on top of these systems are adding to the complexity. Not only do you have to understand $LD_LIBRARY_PATH to make your system work but now you have to understand $NODE_PATH too - there's my little addition to the complexity you must now know! The users - the one who just want to see a webpage - don't care. They don't care how we organize /usr, they don't care about zombie processes, they don't care about bash tab completion, they don't care if zlib is dynamically linked or statically linked to Node. There will come a point where the accumulated complexity of our existing systems is greater than the complexity of creating a new one. When that happens all of this shit will be trashed. We can flush boost and glib and autoconf down the toilet and never think of them again.

Those of you who still find it enjoyable to learn the details of, say, a programming language - being able to happily recite off if NaN equals or does not equal null - you just don't yet understand how utterly fucked the whole thing is. If you think it would be cute to align all of the equals signs in your code, if you spend time configuring your window manager or editor, if put unicode check marks in your test runner, if you add unnecessary hierarchies in your code directories, if you are doing anything beyond just solving the problem - you don't understand how fucked the whole thing is. No one gives a fuck about the glib object model.

The only thing that matters in software is the experience of the user.
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The Kukui Cup: Lights out, game on! Aloha! The Kukui Cup is an energy challenge that can be played by all first year UH students living in the Hale Aloha residence halls. I live in Hale Aloha. You wil...
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Pretty nifty huh?
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+Greg Yamane - BRILLIANT! Take a pic! :D

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No kidding! I shared it from +Jacob Miller . Damn jjcm! :D

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That looks super cool!

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Don't worry, we'll be doing more of these every month :)
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I <3 this. So fun! Do the wave!! :D ahahha.

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Thanks +Greg Yamane btw :D

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Developers: Twilio lets you add phone conferencing features to your sites. Pretty interesting technology. Here's a first look (feature shipped yesterday) with the CEO. Watch the end for a wacky demo.
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How do I unsubscribe to ur geek circle? Hahaha. Jk
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Had a great time at Petals and Beans this evening hanging out with HiCapacity and IGDA Honolulu
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+Shu Zong Chen I find creepers are a nice addition to the deck as it encourages: more questions, more strategy, and much more card reading. It may sound like a turn off to some but it does indeed make into a more enjoyable and deeper experience for the players.

On the flipside of that, I have run into some impatient friends and players, so I keep a copy of 3.1 just for them ;) and Zombie Fluxx, too xD
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    Senior Software Engineer, 2008 - present
  • Space and Warfare Systems Center
    Scientist, 2003 - 2008
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I'm a software engineer who loves computers and math.  I'm a co-founder of the Honolulu Makerspace, HI Capacity.

We're collecting dreamers and turning them into doers!
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Drinks a six-pack (of Diet Coke) daily
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  • University of Hawaii
    MBA, 2004 - 2007
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Masters in Computer Science, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Computer Science Engineering, 1996 - 2000
  • Iolani School
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