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Jeff Davis
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Half wasp, half preying mantis -- all death!
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Nick headed out to the Block Island race 
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Well, still no power here but the dozen or so Hydro-Québec trucks lined up on the road next to the house will hopefully get right on that.  I would open the window and sing a bit of "Oh, Canada" to them but it's way too cold!

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This is fantastic. I think we could all benefit if we had these signs all over (but particularly in Congress).

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This is pretty interesting. It's good to see how Google is using #golang in production but I think what's actually more interesting is how this will
influence how people think about SQL versus NoSQL for large scale systems.

It's an interesting approach and there are some neat optimizations in there. I particularly like the query consolidation feature.
A group of Google Engineers just released "vitess," a #golang project to help scale MySQL databases.

To learn more about the project, read this page: http://code.google.com/p/vitess/wiki/ProjectGoals

I'm glad to see this released because it is great technology that showcases Go's strengths. Here's why they chose Go, in their own words:

"Go is miles ahead of C++ and Java in terms of expressibility and close in terms of performance. It is also relatively simple and has a straightforward interaction with Linux system calls."

It has always frustrating to say "We use Go at Google, I just can't say how." So I'm happy that now I can say that YouTube use Go in their core infrastructure, serving more than a billion requests per day with this service alone.

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I just got the Machine Learning book by Drew Conway and John Myles White and forked the github repo - it looks like a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to working through it...

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I benchmarked my Project Euler solutions for the #golang r60.3 release and last weeks weekly (2012-01-27); generally about the same except for problems where I use a lot of integer to string conversions (which are now much faster) and curiously some about ~ 10% slower (like http://projecteuler.net/problem=7 which just does a prime sieve).

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After my 4th logitech wave died I decided I should get a real keyboard. So now I am enjoying the "Good feeling of oneness with cup rubber" which as far as I can tell is legal in New York.
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The headline "Russian Drill Penetrates 14-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Lake" seems like the prelude to the apocalypse. I am pretty sure next is "Shapeshifting Alien Eats Russian Drilling Team".

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