Category Archives: Technology

Thoughts on and reviews of technology.

Technical Austerity

I’ve been reading a lot of economics articles recently and have been thinking about our current debt crisis. From a Keynesian perspective, the government should be heavily investing anywhere it can to offset the lack of private investment. The politically … Continue reading

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Test Driven Refactoring

I was working on refactoring and updating some code that was written by another team of developers today and eventually found myself in the whack-a-mole cycle of “Commit-Ship to QA-Find Bugs-Commit” for a few iterations. The project had unit tests, … Continue reading

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Finding an apartment is even harder than they said

Back in June I attended O’Reilly Velocity in San Jose and on the first night amidst all the great Ignite talks, there was one titled “How to find a place to live in San Francisco“.  As with most Ignite talks, it … Continue reading

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Fearlessness is a good thing, sometimes.

In the world of startups the short deadlines and shifting business requirements seem to result in some pretty gnarly code in your organization’s repository. Eventually, you’ll have the unfortunate task of adding a feature or fixing a bug in this … Continue reading

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Building scalable data systems

In my tenure at HubSpot I’ve been on teams that have built and rebuilt various data systems and every time we’ve tried to construct “scalable” solutions. We’ve hit the mark on some projects and been wildly off on others. I’m on … Continue reading

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Nook Color Review

I recently upgraded from a no-name Chinese Android 2.2 tablet to a NOOK Color. The difference was astounding. I really liked the skin Barnes & Noble has applied on Android.  It looks slick and operates really smoothly. The device itself … Continue reading

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