Does Linux tell the Gilgamesh story of hacker culture?

Is the command line still essential? Was Stephenson right about his Linux It’s been a while since I read Stephenson’s essay on Linux. It’s one of those pieces that’s so well written, we need to go back to it now & then. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. This quote caught …

Are frameworks a shortcut to slow bloated code?

I was reading one of my favorite blogs again, Todd Hoff’s High Scalability. He has an interesting weekly post format called “Quotable Quotes”. I like them because they’re often choice quotes that highlight some larger truth. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Chasing bloody frameworks One that caught my eye …

Why you should build a portable cloud

I was recently browsing Ycombinator News. It is always an endless trove of the curious & interesting. I stumbled onto Karanbir Singh’s post The Portable Cloud. I was curious, what is that? Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. This story gave me warm fuzzies… I was excited in a similar way …

Are software benchmarks to blame for Volkswagens woes?

With the recent media attention Volkswagen has gotten, a lot of folks are wondering, how could that happen? Aren’t there checks & balances? Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Then I ran across this observation on Todd Hoff’s brilliant blog High Scalability Is what Volkswagen did really any different that what …