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Very Good Software, Not Virus

Porktrack: how I turned a goofy idea into a real career

Your browser does not support the audio element. audio recording of this blog post A time gone by I’d like to tell the story of how I got into the software engineering field, but like any post I make on this website, I feel the need to justify the endeavor first. I’m sharing because whenever I’ve shared it with folks in the past, they seem to have enjoyed it and almost always ask clarifying questions in disbelief, which I think is a safe indicator that the story is maybe good.

Weapons and Tools

Your browser does not support the audio element. audio recording of this blog post A hammer wielded by a worker trained to hit things is a tool. A hammer wielded by someone intent on doing harm is a weapon. The hammer requires no metamorphosis yet starts as a tool and ends as a weapon. So, there must be a threshold where the tool becomes a weapon, what is it?

Using Docker to compile Golang plugins on OS X

Okay so this might be old news to some of ya’ll, but I just got it figured out, and any time you figure something out that didn’t have an immediate answer online, you should blog about it, right? The Problem I’ve been building a side project for a while that has an API server component. It’s built with Postgres in mind, but being that it’s something meant to be self-hosted in the future, I wanted to provide any potential users with the option of using whatever database they chose.