Adam Keys

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2019-04-22: Possibly the biggest upsight I’ve had on software estimation in a while - the blowup factor: …

2019-04-09: Typo’d GraphQL as “GraphSQL” and was like “that’s a little on the nose …

2019-04-08: A nice reminder that our work is often more about storytelling than we think - Name It, and They …

2019-04-04: TIL, Vim hybrid absolute + relative line numbering: jeffkreeftmeijer.com/vim-numbe…

2019-04-03: Does Clojure style still rely on writing a lot of chains of higher-order functions (with -> IIRC) …

2019-04-01: Sometimes software rewrites don’t fail - if you focus on escaping a local maximum for the …

2019-03-31: Leaning into the impostor syndrome here, I did a little bit of GraphQL hacking to see how the …

2019-03-31: Stephen Anderson on The Future of Design: Computation & Complexity. Like everything else, its …

2019-03-29: Since I can never remember their individual names, it’d help me a lot if all pugs were named …

2019-03-29: At least once a week, I wish I could go show fourteen-year-old Adam Diamonds and Pearls and Enter …

2019-03-27: Coding without a computer, designing without a design A thing I want to try is coding offline, per se. Without a functional computer (like a tablet). …

2019-03-27: Vacation reads It used to be that all the programmers were ladies. Arguably, they were higher skilled programmers …

2019-03-21: I think with my mouth. Often that means I start talking with some idea, realize that the idea …

2019-03-17: In the world where data-privacy and GDPR compliance matter, owned/onsite analytics stacks like this …

2019-03-12: Technologies which I am 🤔 about adding to a product but 🤷‍♂️ if someone has already gone through the …

2019-03-11: A thing people don’t like is hearing that a foundational component of their project is …

2019-03-11: Programming languages > frameworks > libraries > domain languages > domain modeling …

2019-03-11: Markets Are Eating The World. A non-obnoxious meditation on how blockchains could reduce …

2019-02-02: Little (Rust) learning victories I’m attempting to learn Rust. And really make it stick this time around. A lot of the “making it …

2019-01-15: Was way more into this playlist when I thought it was “Eels!”

2019-01-13: Pardon the dust, learning in progress I’m trying a few things while I learn how ray-tracers work: learning Rust and graphics …

2019-01-13: It’s true that Twitter took some air out of blogging. I suspect it’s also true that they …

2019-01-13: Listening to a DJ live set and it opens with the whitest, most English version of a 90’s hip-hop …

2019-01-13: Gil! Scott! Heron! man crush on LCD Soundsystem intensifies itunes.apple.com/us/album/…

2019-01-12: Why blogs are still lovely, part fourteen: shawnblanc.net/2019/01/s…

2019-01-08: Corollaries to “new languages won’t achieve career-sustaining critical mass”: 1) …

2019-01-07: Long bet: Java, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and C# will be the last languages that achieve a …

2019-01-03: Increasingly convinced houses only exist in two states: brand new and invisibly needing repair, …

2018-12-27: Who has two thumbs and is pretty excited for Enumerable#to_h and the proc composition/chaining stuff …

2018-12-26: Which came first: the theory of productivity or the Singularly Great Work? Point: GTD and XP are …

2018-12-13: In honor of Ms. Jackson’s imminent induction into the Rock Hall of Fame: is Rhythm Nation 1814 …

2018-12-05: Fortnite Creative looks like a combination of private servers and exposing most of the map building …

2018-12-04: In lieu of coffee, I took a five minute walk yesterday when I hit the mid-afternoon groginess. This …

2018-12-01: I like how the module systems in ES6 and Clojure solve the “where the heck did this function come …

2018-11-25: The New Yorker’s “Touchstones” essays on classic albums are quite good. The inline samples of …

2018-11-18: Wherein a mind is kept clear(er) A couple things making me feel more productive lately: Jot down a theme for the day: at the …

2018-11-14: Our evil corgi, national champion Fran is now an evil corgi cover girl 😃😃😃

2018-11-14: Bobs: What would you say it is you do around here? Me: I curate and repost cute animal memes from …

2018-11-14: Currently enjoying: What Now from Sylvan Esso. Love the edge on the lyrics and the shape of the …

2018-11-12: Ruby library designs based on plugins and/or extensive module composition make me worried I’m going …

2018-11-11: Its never a bad time to educate the kids about their rock and roll heritage Speaking of rowdy Springsteen: found this anachronistic and slightly surprising performance of …

2018-11-11: "Maximum theoretical sincerity" Pitchfork: Talking Head: Remain in Light By 1980, the conflict in music between what was thought …

2018-11-11: Elvis Costello is a jewel unstuck in time, simultaneously timeless and of his time. His most recent …

2018-11-10: Wherein writing the dang memo is the easy part Seth Godin, Get your memo read: The unanticipated but important memo has a difficult road. It will …

2018-11-10: Now I am the one who microblogs.