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Java/C++/Perl programmer on Linux/Unix. 25+ years experience. Still learning.

Working on a contract from home. Does it get any better than this?

http://www.linkedin.com/in/paultomblin

May
21
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
4
answered Trying to “combine” similar objects without doing a bazillion comparisons
Mar
28
comment Trying to “combine” similar objects without doing a bazillion comparisons
There is another group of tables that determine what combination of attributes constitute a valid "access request". For some systems, it might just be a system name, on others it drills down to system, database or system, file share, permissions, etc. I don't recall all the bizarre combinations of attributes other than that it normally has fewer than 4 of them and sometimes has as many as 15.
Mar
27
asked Trying to “combine” similar objects without doing a bazillion comparisons
Dec
31
comment UUID collisions
@JarrodRoberson care to provide a link to some of those "ad-nauseum" discussions? I haven't found anything definitive.
Nov
23
awarded  Yearling
May
31
awarded  Scholar
May
31
accepted UUID collisions
May
31
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
4
comment How to best approach planning and budgeting of software performance optimization efforts?
Bigger lesson: developers need to realize they aren't perfect and debugging and optimization are supposed to be about making things better, not finding somebody to blame. Too bad the "owner" of the code didn't realize that. Sometimes I need to be reminded of that as well - I've gotten peeved at people improving my code, but I don't think I've ever stood in the way of an improvement.
Feb
3
comment How to profile a Perl + FastCGi + StarRunner web program?
Not just server and client, but also between apache, the fast cgi server and PostgreSQL. Good luck trying to debug that with control c. Fortunately, the method I mentioned in my answer showed me that Dbd::pg::execute was the biggest time consumer, and pgfountaine showed me the queries that needed to be improved.
Jan
31
answered How to profile a Perl + FastCGi + StarRunner web program?
Jan
29
asked How to profile a Perl + FastCGi + StarRunner web program?
Jan
28
comment Change management's mind?
I've changed jobs three times since I wrote that. And I get called by recruiters every damn day.
Nov
24
comment Will Java still be relevant in 5 years?
Good post. Where do you see Go and maybe Dart in this spectrum?
Nov
23
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
8
comment How do I tell a senior programmer that I disagree with him
@ZoranPavlovic, the question about who gets the credit is secondary. Sure, by all means I'd want to work somewhere else as quickly as I could, but first I'd want to make sure the best solution got implemented, even if I didn't get credit for it.
Apr
12
comment Why are some saying that Java will be the new COBOL?
For every 22 guys who made an insane amount of money for combining a sepia filter with a tumblr with no monetization strategy, there are 100,000 guys putting their kids through college doing Java apps.
Apr
11
comment Why are some saying that Java will be the new COBOL?
"Fun" languages don't put your kids through college. Java does.