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Programming is literally the hardest thing

A conversation on the twitter really got me thinking, both about programming as a profession, the human obsession with winning at everything (Up to and including failing at life), and much though it kills me to say this, privilege. The … Continue reading

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Heartbleed, psych0tik edition

As per the rest of the internet, our collective jaws fell through the floor when Heartbleed was disclosed. First and foremost- our IRC server was not vulnerable. At present, the only live IRC node is magikarp, owned and run my … Continue reading

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Choon

For the last couple of days, I’ve been hacking on something shiny for pebble. Being able to control music on my phone is cool, but I often listen to music on my laptop while wandering around the house, and I … Continue reading

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IRC Upgrades (and downtime) … [and other issues]

The IRC has been a bit dodgy the week due to some updates we’ve been working to push out.  As part of our irregular upgrade cycles, I’ve been working on getting Storm re-built and back online.  A large part of … Continue reading

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Natalya is shutting down

After a few years of faithful service (Can you believe it’s been 5 years? I just renewed the psych0tik.net domain yesterday. 5 years!) it’s natalya’s time to rest. Ongoing issues with the webhosts, and basically a reshuffle of where I … Continue reading

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Explicitly testing race conditions

This post relates to programming in general, but specifically to Python (because that’s where I’m working at the moment). I’ve been working on groundstation lately, which leverages git as it’s storage backend, but also assumes that all operations are threadsafe … Continue reading

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