I’ve been dealing lately with issues around project estimation and timelines, and I recently realized something. Developers tend to be optimists, and are willing to tackle cool new projects which are very greenfield. Green field projects are important and can sometimes offer huge payoffs. However, their downside is that they are by their nature unscoped…. Read more »
Posts By: William Johnston
Since caching is one of the two hard things in Computer Science (along with naming things and off-by-one errors), and I’ve been dealing with tons of caching issues of late, I here offer my personal rules of caching: Caching should be done as little as possible. You should not cache until you know you need to…. Read more »
I’ve been using rbenv for development for a while, but recently I started working with using rbenv on my Webfaction hosting. Here is a basic tutorial. First, create a new Passenger app in the Webfaction control panel. You can create a Rails app, but it adds some extra cruft you don’t need. Log into the… Read more »
PBS Space Time does an analysis of the gravity on Super Mario’s world.
Pr. Peters has some reflections on the role of the heart vs. the mind in today’s theological/practical debates.
It turns out that parents are the most important element to keeping a child in the faith. Like we didn’t know that already. H/T Worldview Everlasting with commentary.
Around the Word journal has a set of excellent Lenten devotions.
Just heard this on Lutheran Public Radio. Woah. From the video description: Closing track on the new album, “With Heart and Voice.” This festival arrangment was commissioned for the CUC 2010-11 Academic year. Produced and Released by Concordia University Chicago Wind Symphony, 2011.
Gene Veith points out a brief comparison and some far less brief analysis of 7-8th grade reading lists from 1908 versus today. In other news, I may have found a new personal reading list. Some really good stuff in those old reading lists to which I haven’t yet gotten.
C.F.W. Walther wrote a letter to incoming members as to what he expects membership to entail. Interesting and relevant to our times. Found via Steadfast Lutherans. Interesting quotes: A genuine member of a Lutheran congregation must have a thorough understanding of pure Lutheran doctrine or at least must desire to grow in the knowledge of it…. Read more »