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James Iry @jamesiry San Francisco, CA

Some people when faced with a problem think, I know, I'll use distributed computing. Now they have n^2 problems. Director of Software Engineering at Loyal3

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@peterseibel A reward plan based on bonobo social structure might violate your company's core HR rules.If the hardest CS problems are naming things and cache invalidation, pity the poor schlubs who have to name cache invalidation schemes.
3/4
2015
Backdoors that Nobody But Us can exploit, unless someone else figures it out, too, part 237: http://t.co/8ret0r2GS4
Retweeted by James Iry@jamesiry I think that's how the R garbage collector works
Retweeted by James IryGarbage collection illustrated http://t.co/NPMLzTFDYHA weasel riding a bird. For some reason, this reminded me of you, @pmorelli :) #WeaselPecker https://t.co/3WfuY8nzeR
Retweeted by James IryThankfully we're entering an era when you can be a software old timer without ever having used punch cards.@alvrod @raganwald The original functional transforms were fold, spindle, and mutilate.
3/3
2015
@harryh Bartlett didn't break Jesus.
3/2
2015
Austin, TX takes a bold stance on the programming language wars. http://t.co/KjHTZEg31A
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2/24
2015
With math, together with our belief in the unimportance of usability, we can solve any problem.
Retweeted by James IryI see you have a poorly structured monolith. Would you like me to convert it into a poorly structured set of microservices?
Retweeted by James IryOH: "Scheme: the only language with more implementations than programmers."@fogus It's like the World Wide Web without the World Wide.
2/23
2015
Ad said "forget everything you know about blenders" so I did and then it tried to sell me a blender and I was like "wtf is a blender?"
2/21
2015
Random google tricks https://t.co/iPt2sjAoYSSecurity researchers would have known about the Lenovo spyware a year ago but it took this long for the machines to finish booting.
2/19
2015
Year of the Ram http://t.co/WTvBqhNMMm
Retweeted by James IryCan't decide whether the current hand-wringing in the Haskell community is a storm in a teacup or in a compact 2-manifold of genus 1.
Retweeted by James IryHmm, this is the simplest thing that could possibly work but doesn't.@aparrish @lindsey Replace "alf" with "bieber" and your jokes'll probably work out.Software development is a essentially "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" time-shifted so the disaster slowly unfolds over decades.
Retweeted by James IryTime is money but the exchange rate isn't universal.@badastronomer Also, what exactly is the flappiness culling?Riding the BART next to a guy with a shirt that reads "data is the new bacon" and I've never prayed so hard for cracks in the transbay tube
Retweeted by James Iry@kristoncapps The told Spock he could have a standing desk but it was a lie http://t.co/FluqpJ5GhS
2/18
2015
What if Linus Torvalds is just angry because he's had to use Linux for 20 years
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2/17
2015
A CEO is just a chief in the category of executives, WHAT'S THE PROBLEM??
Retweeted by James IryPretty sure this is not the solution http://t.co/2Jvwg2IXeM
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2/15
2015
@raganwald Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall outTickles are red, low tones are blue, oh how synaesthesia, makes rainbows of you.
2/14
2015
Is truncating the Y-axis misleading? http://t.co/btkQu0XUuk http://t.co/2VgzmB3CTm
Retweeted by James IryHappy Valentine's Day from St. Valentine himself! (You haven't aged a day!) http://t.co/GmAfW0NnfP
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2/13
2015
C isn't assembly…but damn sometimes it's fun to treat it like it is. https://t.co/d9kCFLImjO (fair warning: nasal daemons included)@sigfpe @timsweeneyepic Parse ambiguity error: book should be in brown paper bag, or you should be when you buy it? Never mind, both work.Another quick reminder: people use the words "concurrency" and "parallelism" to mean lots of things. If in doubt, clarify.Quick reminder: it's useful to distinguish parallelism (performance) from concurrency (semantics).
2/12
2015
Oh sure, your company has fancy monitors on every desk, but I bet they're lacking in the keyboard department. http://t.co/HsEAbB6Qpn
2/11
2015
.@JohnDCook, when faced with a problem, thinks "I know, I'll create another Twitter account. Now he has @PerlRegex problems.@fogus Me: <download OS> Computer: No, you need the latest hardware. ... Universe: Have you heard about physics 2.0?I can't believe those cheap airline bastards cut our oxygen with nitrogen just for profit. What? Oh, I can't believe cheap mother nature…"The air that is pumped in [an airplane] isn’t pure oxygen either, it’s mixed with nitrogen" buhahahahaha https://t.co/V1Ghp05fC6Hairy Potter http://t.co/2PaX4KAvPa
2/10
2015
@pigworker 2 minutes remaining but we're not going to tell you which 2 minutes.
2/7
2015
"Bomb ISIS" is the ice bucket challenge for developed countries.
2/6
2015
In the time before time the first sunbeam shone down on the first person who arose and went to work inventing the snooze button.http://t.co/XmQshy2Nkj - Markov chain trained on Bible, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, and Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby.
Retweeted by James IryIf you want to make a small fortune doing open source full-time then you'd better start with a large one.
Retweeted by James Iry@built I've heard about that retcon. "In our movie where spaceships fly like airplanes, this one character was busting out some Einstein.".@jamesiry My five year-old asked if a boy could marry another boy. I have traditional values, I said NO WAY, they have to be eighteen.
Retweeted by James Iry@ollekullberg After that emotionally wrenching conversation I deserve one.@built 12 bushels.Had to do the dreaded gay marriage conversation with my kid. "You know how Tina and Bobby have two mommies?" "Uh-huh". Phew, that was tough."The pen is mightier than the sword." Rewrite that play now and it's the like button.Current status http://t.co/pWtRppcp9E
2/4
2015
OH: "That was the facest of palms."Animated Bézier Curves - Jason Davies http://t.co/PqT0q3JuZm
Retweeted by James Iry@built http://t.co/IFDEnJpRdlHey tweeps, I'm looking for a contract gig. SF downtown or telecommute preferred. jamesiry at gmail etc
2/3
2015
The last thing you want to see falling out of your drone... - http://t.co/nlT3MV8L38 http://t.co/x3su2KyS3W
Retweeted by James Iry@huitseeker how can I ever be sure?Daughter invented bio warfare: "instead of Mulan, her sick dad should have gone to war to make the enemies sick." Should I be terrified?
2/1
2015
Winning http://t.co/tdmU7VNuEC
1/28
2015
I just made a pun about Boile's law. Beauty is only skin deep, but nerdiness goes to the bone.@Myriachan #DeflateGate is about Boile's law: the sillier the scandal the more the press will boile over.@mattmight In summer you'll find the natives wearing fleece while visitors wear disappointment.Larry designed one of my least favorite programming languages ever, but he's one of my favorite language designers.
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1/23
2015
@jsuereth >_>When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore. When it's like an ethical belief built into society that's a more.When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore. When it looks like a snake but it's really a fish that's a moray.
1/22
2015
Also, sperm “@visualisingdata: NEW POST: Make grey your best friend in data visualisation http://t.co/x2jjsvWyZj http://t.co/t8ktKQhsOm
1/21
2015
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Retweeted by James Iry@fogus In such an extreme condition assisted suicide may be legal in your state.
1/20
2015
fool stack developer
1/19
2015
@posco Unless in their rage they instantly disintegrate you where you stand.Cache rules everything around me.@thefutureian True! When I search for my name the #1 result is always a boob."As big as 4 football fields." Metric or imperial football fields I have to know!@andywingo @johnregehr I'm pretty sure you meant "favoriting is isomorphic to honking in the category of tweets."@jamesiry were we being compliant with http://t.co/RSCbKKSGoy nothing of it would happen.
Retweeted by James IryIt's here!! Announcing Rust 1.0 Alpha: http://t.co/KINjoW5ZMd
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Retweeted by James IrySide effect? Sigh, defect.
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1/9
2015
@raganwald white, 20's, male, nerdy. Wonder what management wants me to figure out in the rest of the interview?Unhackable systems! Goddamn. The solution was staring us in the face! Why didn't anybody else think of that first? https://t.co/YgrbWupYWQhttp://t.co/Am0T8mln87
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1/8
2015
Video: "Got a long list of ex-students… they’ll tell you I’m insane…" UCSD does it again. Dying. This is... http://t.co/AlwfPtbmBZ
Retweeted by James Iry“Should we - I mean, this is just." "Print it.” RT @AustenAllred: http://t.co/VDYivzRMZ2
Retweeted by James Iry@rickasaurus incr x vrbl 2 nsure accrte cnt of nvntry rcrdsThe intersection of the dietary restrictions/preferences of my extended family is ice cubes. Organic. Free-range. Ice cubes.
Retweeted by James Iry"Bruges is to re-route its beer underground, through 3km of pipeline capable of carrying 6,000 litres per hour." http://t.co/ZcjzxNUxKV
Retweeted by James Iry@marius What's the current status of controversial arctic beer drilling?
1/6
2015
The James Webb Space Telescope is a 6.5m infrared instrument that will be able to do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs http://t.co/hz8KlxkBuV@michael_nielsen @sigfpe DO YOU EVEN DIVIDE BRO?A raging flamewar about how many times someone can work out in a week, if they work out every two days: http://t.co/iTcz7KKPys
Retweeted by James Iry@djspiewak @deanwampler I think of it as a calling, really.@djspiewak @deanwampler val a,b,c={val d,e,f={val g,h,i=println("hello")}}
1/5
2015
I won't believe North Korea has cyberweapons until Colin Powell tells the UN they do.
Retweeted by James IryPoint Proven: http://t.co/IwoEl5zWZh
Retweeted by James Iry@rit Since jello shots are a thing, Robitussin jello can be a thing.
1/2
2015
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