Playing with Play Framework and Plivo

One of the interesting things about Scala is how well it composes. This is the primary "Scalable" in Scalable Language. I'm writing this up to share my experience and track my progression in a partially contrived but interesting example.

So I'm playing around with Plivo, which is a ...

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Configuration Management Software Sucks

Yes. Configuration Management Software Sucks. Horribly.

The main problem is that n-th order tweakability is preferred over convention It's just stupid. There are a core set of things that just about everybody needs to do. Those should be dead simple. Ready to uncomment and run. The set operating systems ...

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No Nonsense Logging in C (and C++)

A lot of times people do zany things and try and reinvent wheels when it comes to programming. Sometimes this is good: when learning, when trying to improve state of the art, or when trying to simplify when only Two-Ton solutions are available.

For a current daemon project I need ...

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Monty, stop trolling!

Monty has resorted to another round of hand-waving in his post MySQL saga. This guy is starting to become an embarrassment to the FOSS community.

Some people accuse him of "selling out" in some moral sense; this is not the case. As a technologist, I can imagine liquidity is a ...

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