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Hello all! I'm Russ. I'm based in Western New York state. I like Linux, use Vim occasionally, and mostly program for the web at work. I recently lost 140 pounds and I try to hit the gym three times a week. I'm all about self improvement! Have a good day!

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Our code, which is in git, hallowed be thy semicolons. Thy work be done, in prod as it is in local. Give us this day our daily error messages. And forgive us our commits, as we forgive those who ask us for more features. And lead us not into technical debt, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the DOM, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Stallman.

What's the name of the feeling when you're bored, but any suggestion of things you could do all seem dreadful?

You know you are well and truly boned when you search for something using slightly different terms and the entire first page of Google results are purple links. If anyone knows how to properly load balance a Redis *Cluster* (not Sentinel) with HAProxy, I would be forever grateful...

I just signed up for a Leetcode account. I am now some fraction of hire-able.

Welcome aboard the USS Good Toot! 🛳️

Here is your orientation packet. 📘

Warning: Content ahead. 🍍

I find listening to the Swordfish soundtrack really enhances my programming day job. I mean, levity sprinkled in with techno is the basis of any good montage, truly.

"We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing." - A Software Developer, Probably

Dealing with stakeholders: you say "Hey, could you hold these stakes?" and then their hands are full of stakes so they can't start meddling in your work

The photographers sent us a website with all of our wedding photos, the hitch being that all of the photos have "PROOF" written across them in big white letters... I mean, the website is proof enough, they didn't need to remind everyone with every photo!


syndrome feels like this:

"I believe that you should pay me more based on my education level, work produced, skills demonstrated, and time with the company."

*gets a raise*

Every time I start to bad post, I take a step back and I think of my dog. I think "What if, some day, dogs can read? What if my dog goes back and reads all the depressing, mean spirited stuff you wrote? You don't want that. So don't put that negative out there, man."

One more instance where my dog is making me a better person.

"In a perfect world, every home would have a dog, and every dog would have a home."

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Contrary to popular opinion, Sadism has no place in software development.

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Damn... I lost my tab. The solution is adrift in a sea of StackOverflow tabs, all similarly named.

That tab is my white whale...

There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.

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