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Thoughts About Usability vs. Risk 01/19/2018

Most of the world now knows about the mistaken emergency alert sent out in the state of Hawaii last Saturday morning: Um, yeah, that's a pretty big "oops". In retrospect (and before it happened in ... Read more ...

Testing Call Order in Python's `mock` Module 01/13/2018

Today I had to test something I'd never needed to test before... the order of calls in a validation method mattered, and I wanted a unit test to confirm I never break this in the future. Here's the c ... Read more ...

Friday Afternoon Dancing 01/12/2018

Just in case your day isn't complete without a little twerking Spider-Man: ... Read more ...

Really Fast 12/22/2017

OK, this is just flat-out cool. This is a production car that set a land-speed record (not yet verified by Guiness, but still) of 277 mph on regular roads. The first run tops out at about 270, the sec ... Read more ...

Learning to Learn 12/19/2017

Machine learning is (clearly) one of the fundamental shifts affecting humanity today, but it is also very confusing to explain. I have tried several times to distill it to it's essence but generally n ... Read more ...

About This Site (The Guts) 12/17/2017

My professional app development over the last few years has been service-oriented (as in microservices) and REST APIs, with very little web development. This has taken me on a wonderful journey in whi ... Read more ...