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Steven Lott
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Attended Syracuse University
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Going to PyCon 2015
In Montreal! How cool is that? I'll be working for my current employer, also a sponsor, to locate Python talent. I'll have a few copies of my books that I can give away. Most importantly, t he promotional code  PYCON_LOTT  gives 50% off my Packt titles and ...
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Configuration Files, Environment Variables, and Command-Line Options
We have three major tiers of configuration for applications. Within each tier, we have sub-tiers, larding on yet more complexity. The organization of the layers is a bit fungible, too. Making good choices can be rather complex because there are so many vari...
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It appears that DevOps may be more symptom than solution
It appears that DevOps may be a symptom of a bigger problem. The bigger problem? Java. Java development -- with a giant framework like Spring -- seems to accrete layers and layers of stuff. And more stuff.  And bonus stuff on top the the excess stuff. The i...
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Stack is the new term for "I have no idea what I'm actually using"

Source: http://www.vitavonni.de/blog/201503/2015031201-the-sad-state-of-sysadmin-in-the-age-of-containers.html
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My fat butt. The route is only rated 5.6. But that's plenty difficult for me.
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Yet Another Complaint about Python in General, SciPy in Particular
The context is an ongoing question about optimization -- not my strong suit -- and the SciPy algorithms for this. See Scipy.optimization.anneal Problems  for some additional confusion over simple things. The new quote is this: However, firing up Python, Num...
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Idempotence, Hysteresis and Determinism
Three terms that seem to cause confusion: Idempotence, Hysteresis and Deterministic. The subject came up during my webcast on the Five Kinds of Python Functions . We can use all three terms to describe a function. Two of them are relevant to common design q...
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This is awkward
Years ago -- many years ago -- I self-published three books on Python. I also set up a Google Group, Building Skills Books , for a discussion area. For a while, I check my download logs carefully to see how the book was being received. Then I became a tech ...
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Building Skills in Object-Oriented Design
New Kindle Edition of Building Skills in Object-Oriented Design . It seems to work okay in my Kindle Readers. I'm not sure it's really formatted completely appropriately. I'm not a book designer. But before I fuss around with font sizes, I think I need to s...
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Let's all Build a Hat Rack
Wound up here: " A Place to Hang Your Hat " and the #LABHR hash tag. H/T to this post: " Building a Hat Rack ." This is a huge idea. I follow some folks from the Code For America group. The  +Mark Headd   Twitter feed (@mheadd) is particularly helpful for u...
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Functional Python Programming
New from Packt Publishing: Functional Python Programming . Also here on Amazon . The fun part is covering generator functions, iterators, and higher-order functions in some real depth. There's a lot of powerful programming techniques available. What's chall...
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The Most Diabolical Python Antipattern
Read this: The Most Diabolical Python Antipattern . Now you've been told. You no longer have any excuses.
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It may be a hack, but it works.
Introduction
Steven F. Lott is a consultant, teacher, author and software developer with over 35 years of experience building software of every kind, from specialized control systems for military hardware to large data warehouses to web service API's.



Bragging rights
TechNomad: traveller, itinerant, vagabond.
Work
Occupation
Software Architect
Skills
Python, Java
Employment
  • Capital One
    Developer, 2014 - present
    Developer. Disruptor. Dreamer.
  • Astyra
    Software Developer, 2014 - 2014
  • Self
    Author, 2013 - 2014
  • CTG
    Software Architect, 1978 - 2013
    Almost 35 years of development experience.
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Male