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Posted on November 22, 2013 by

It’s All Going to Fail

So just get used to it. The Internet, I mean. If you use it frequently, you probably already realize it breaks kind of a lot. But if you don’t use the internet a lot, like all the people who use my software, you think that the Internet always works. So when something bad happens, it Read More

Posted on August 31, 2012 by

PHP You Glorious Bastard

I’ve been conducting a pretty scientific anecdotal survey of DC area startups and their development language of choice. While most software based companies tend to utilize a healthy mix of tools, this pie chart describes the languages that are used to build the flagship product of a company: Yea I said it. PHP is, by Read More

Posted on January 16, 2012 by

First Hire

We’ve just recently completed our first full time development hire for Cirrusworks! This increases our stateside My experience was not entirely what I expected so I wanted to share my notes about the process. I used two types of job ads, and posted to three different boards. I’m interested to hear other’s experiences in today’s Read More

Posted on September 21, 2011 by

Developer Networking Events

I just got back from an ExtJS meetup going over some of the new ExtJS 4 features. Aside from the NOVA Python group, this was the first developer focused meetup I’ve been at in awhile. The most striking part of the meetup was that nobody introduced themselves. People showed up right on time, and everyone Read More

Posted on August 22, 2011 by

Whoops, I’m on Hackernews

Yesterday my post on Nasdaq ITCH made it onto Hackernews. I got over 1700 uniques, and 16 comments on Hackernews (all surprisingly nice for my level of knowledge on the subject). I have no idea if my site handled the traffic well, as I wasn’t watching and I have little more then Google Analytics watching Read More

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