I am 100% convinced that every tech company would be well-served by firing 80% of their employees and cutting hiring by 80%. Rapid growth is the root of all evil.

I am deep in the (YARV) internals trying to figure out some locking around `GET_VM()`. I think my brain is leaking out of my ears.

Did 0.4 just get quietly released? I see the `stable` tag getting bumped on Github, but no release announcement.

TW: suicide, public transit 

“Hundreds of thousands of clock domains” in Apple’s new CPU cores? Holy crap that must be a complicated clock tree. Do they just stop worrying about clock skew at that point?


3 was pre-announced today. They're using a weird crowdfunding platform for it, which makes me a bit nervous, but... Homeworld!


And the fact that they're replacing PGP signatures with a tool whose README (a) has a big warning that it's alpha-quality and should not be used, and (b) says that it is not a suitable replacement for PGP signatures and should not be used as such... :sad_but_cool:

Am I the only person in the universe who verifies signatures for software source tarballs? This is the *second* time I've had to report this exact same ticket on the project: github.com/etcd-io/etcd/issues

"Are there legit cases where money values cannot be represented as a float?"

not something I wanted to see in a code review comment at work

Someone on this BART train is using the little Palm-branded Android phone inside a case that makes it at least three times its normal volume.

My office was picketed today because of our CEO's political donations. I really know how to pick 'em.

My company just (5 minutes ago) announced a major reorg (via a PDF emailed to the whole team by someone's executive assistant), basically minimizing engineering, disowning all the projects engineering has been advocating, and putting most of the company in the hands of a new executive who nobody met until last week. I think that might be the next tone of the death knell that I hear...

Dropped the GC time of a production Java service by 85% today. That was nice.

Replaced my CST2545 with an Elecom M-HT1UR ("HUGE") at work today. So far so good -- I like the scroll wheel position a lot more. Needed to install SteerMouse to get the special buttons working in , though; USBOverdrive couldn't see them.

Seeing a bunch of SSL traffic through getting MITMed by an exit node presenting a *.onion.mba certificate. Hrm.

Upgraded to the 10.14.6 supplementary update and now my dock has a mysterious blue orb in it that I can't remove. Neat.

Sometimes I forget how terrible building software is. This open-source package is 14,500 lines of code and running `mvn` pulls in 876 jars (223MB) worth of dependencies.

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