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New post on the Funding Circle Engineering Blog: Highlights from Strange Loop 2018 by me and my co-worker @kidpollo.
Spoiler alert: @strangeloop_stl is still the best software development conference I’ve ever attended!
Photos: Simon Peyton-Jones’ inspiring keynote.
The new Carfection review of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is stunningly beautiful. Catchpole’s contemplative patter pairs perfectly with the images, the pace of the cuts, etc. The whole Carfection crew just keeps consistently leveling up their game; their films are a real pleasure.
If you or anyone you know has been meaning to learn how to use @apachekafka with Ruby, check out Learn You Some Kafka, a set of atomic, bite-sized, highly-focused hands-on exercises that teach how to work with Kafka.
I’m going to try to resume tracking the films I watch, and want to watch, in my Letterboxd profile.
On Thursday a friend gave me a spare ticket to see Gary Clark Jr. last night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. I’d never heard of him, but what the hell‽ Turned out to be a fantastic blues rock show. I’ve been listening to his 2014 live album & it’s great!
If anyone (shorter than me) wants to get started auto racing this lightly modified 1999 Mazda Miata Sport in Georgia looks like a great first race car that you could also probably daily drive.
Yesterday a friend gave me a spare ticket to see Gary Clark Jr. last night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. I’d never heard of him, but what the hell‽ Turned out to be a fantastic blues rock show. Now I’m listening to his 2014 live album & it’s great!
Pretty sure my prior post, with my tip about links being crucial when writing for the Web — which included zero links — would qualify me for the Smug Hypocritical Clueless Pedant Hall of Fame if I hadn’t been inducted decades ago.
I love writing for the World Wide Web, and good writing for the Web is rich with hyperlinks. So when I write for that medium I’m always on the lookout for a term or idea that’d make a good link.
I need to stay focused on my words. I can’t risk looking for a good URL in the moment.
So I insert (LINK) just after the term or concept, and add it later during editing.
This has been working very well for me lately.