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Project Timelines

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 »

My rules of caching

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 »

Rbenv on Webfaction

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 »

Walther on Church Membership

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 »