Blog of Rob Galanakis (@techartistsorg)

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First, do no harm

From a wonderful post by Matt Williams about the type of business he is looking for: A Business Manifesto We are uncovering better ways of running a business and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: – People and interactions over profits and prestige...

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Mike Bland’s profound analysis of the Apple SSL bug

Mike Bland has done a series of articles and presentations about the Apple SSL bug over on his blog. To be frank, it’s pretty much the only good coverage of the bug I’ve seen. He’s submitted an article to the ACM; crossing my fingers it gets printed, because it’s...

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Planet Mars, the simple feed aggregator

In December, I spent some time polishing up a new fork of the old PlanetPlanet Python feed aggregator, named Planet Mars: https://github.com/rgalanakis/planet-mars . I chose the name to contrast it with Planet Venus, a successful PlanetPlanet fork. My goal for Planet Mars is to make it as simple as possible,...

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Blog Roll: John D. Cook, The Endeavour

I’ve been following John’s blog for about 9 months and it is one of my favorite blogs. Poignant, digestable posts, that usually get me thinking. The programming posts are the best around, though the math and statistics posts often go over my head (thankfully there aren’t a ton of...

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A few blog site guidelines

Adding feeds to Planet Tech Art, it became clear that not everyone studies great bloggers like Scott Hanselman or Dave Winer. Here are some rules: Your full name should appear somewhere on your main page. Prominently if you are advertising yourself, but at least somewhere in the footer or...

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Bored People Quit (I did!)

If you read one long blog article this year, make it this one: Rands in Repose’s Bored People Quit.  It is one of the most important blog posts I’ve read in a long time, and right on the money. If you’ve ever worked a shitty professional job (especially programming),...

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The Open Source community can be mean

I’ve talked a bit about my problems with OSS as an outsider.  Martijn Faassen wrote a great post about his problems with it from the inside: How to Handle Ideas.  It’s an informative, lucid post about improving the ways the open source community receives ideas and criticisms, written by...

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You will create a brave new world

Ian Cooper, one of the contributing authors at CodeBetter.com, recently wrote an article called ‘Why CRUD might be what they want, but may not be what they need‘.  While this applies mostly to the world of applications, I’ve been saying the same things about tools and pipeline for a...

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Yeah, we don’t run in debug

Raymond Chen over at The Old New Thing had a few blog posts recently about debug/release build behavior.  I have never figured out why, but it seems an incredibly common standard practice to not run in debug because there are too many errors. The danger of making the chk build...

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I’m on Google+

I’m on Google+, and it is the FIRST social networking site I’ve ever actively participated in. It seems pretty awesome so far, have I been missing this on Facebook all these years? Fine me here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112207898076601628221/posts//p/pub

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