A Month (Mostly) Away from Social Media

  • life

Last December, I blogged about taking it easy on social media over the holidays. This is a post on how it went for me.

The Good

For the most part, I kept true to my promise and kept away from social media. It took a little patience to kill my muscle...

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Datomic Antipatterns: Eager Conn

  • clojure
  • datomic

For a long time, I wrote Datomic-based applications in a style where a conn value was globally available in my core “db” namespace. It just seamed easy; no futzing about connecting to a URI (connect) or creating a database (create-database) just to...

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Write-only Social Media

  • life

As I expect is true of many of us working on the web today, social media is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, we get immediate access to news, enjoyment and our peers. On the other, it is a constant source of distraction.

Being fed up with...

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No Silver Bullets: Docker

  • architecture
  • docker

When something fancy and new rears its head in tech, people tend to rant and rave about all of the new benefits you’ll see. I’m guilty of this myself. When designing systems, however, we’re not concerned solely with the benefits of a given approach...

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