The Bug Count Also Rises

By John Browne

In the fall of that year the rains fell as usual and washed the leaves of the dust and dripped from the leaves onto the ground. The shuttles drove through the rainy streets and took the people to meetings, then later brought them back, their tires spraying the mist into the air.

Many days he stood for a long time and watched the rain and the shuttles and drank his double-tall mochas. With the mochas he was strong.

Hernando who worked down the hall and who was large with microbrews came to him and told him that the ship day was upon them but the bugs were not yet out. The bugs which were always there even when you were in Cafes late at night sipping a Redhook or a double-tall mocha and you thought you were safe but they were there and although Enrico kept the floor swept clean and the mochas were hot the bugs were there and they ate at you.

When Hernando told him this he asked how many bugs. “The RAID is huge with bugs,” Hernando said. “The bugs are infinite.”

“Why do you ask me? You know I cannot do this thing anymore with the bugs.”

“Once you were great with the bugs,” Hernando said. “No one was greater,” he said again. “Even Prado.”

“Prado? What of Prado? Let Prado fix the bugs.”

Hernando shrugged. “Prado is finished. He was gored by three Sev 2's on Chicago. All he does now is drink herb tea and play with his screensavers.”

“Herb tea?”

“It is true, my friend.” Hernando shrugged again. Later he went to his office and sat in the dark for a long time. Then he sent e-mail to Michaels.

Michaels came to him while he was sipping a mocha. They sat silently for awhile, then he asked Michaels, “I need you to triage for me.”

Michaels looked down. “I don't do that anymore,” he said.

“This is different. The bugs are enormous. There are an infinity of bugs.”

“I'm finished with that,” Michaels said again. “I just want to live quietly.”

“Have you heard Prado is finished? He was badly gored. Now he can only drink herb tea.”

“Herb tea?” Michaels said.

“It is true,” he said sorrowfully.

Michaels stood up. “Then I will do it, my friend,” he said formally. “I will do it for Prado, who was once great with the bugs. I will do it for the time we filled Prado's office with bouncy balls, and for the time Prado wore his nerf weapons in the marketing hall and slew all of them with no fear and only a great joy at the combat. I will do it for all the pizza we ate and the bottles of Coke we drank.”

Together they walked slowly back, knowing it would be good. As they walked the rain dripped softly from the leaves, and the shuttles carried the bodies back from the meetings.

@cb This "Software needs good defaults." is probably the single most important issue affecting software world-wide.

The name we used for it back in the 70s was "failsafe" as opposed to "fail deadly" but it has long been forgotten.

the reactive query model () that we are developing takes inspiration from without forcing your backend/api into a specific shape.

our data layer only assumes that you have HTTP endpoints for doing CRUD operations.

is evolving rapidly, but it embodies a lot of very exciting ideas (and we are already using it in production at )

i'm pretty excited about 9

we've been running into (and patching around) a lot of the limitations of js-data ( recently and we're finally ready to write our own storage/cache layer.

js-data has served us well so far, but we lean very heavily on parts of the library the we aren't using exactly as intended.

> multi-cloud REST API to provision or reuse managed Kubernetes clusters in the cloud and deploy cloud native apps

just keeps getting better

we have a new beta feature in v6.0.0 called that allows you to setup your reactive bindings using a simple declarative syntax

dev and issues for all #heropunch projects have moved to git-ssb source is mirrored here

but all active work is happening here:


once we have CI/CD baked into #grid #source will be converted into a read-only git-ssb gateway

is there a self-hostable alternative to Google Photos?

> Avoid Vendor Lock-in Risk with Multi-cloud Deployments

HA is critically important for mission critical applications. CockroachDB does this natively AND implements the Postgres wire protocol so it isn't even difficult to gain these advantages, just load a dump and point your app servers at your new cluster 😉

> U54-MC Coreplex IP is the world’s first RISC-V based 64-bit quad-core application processor, supporting full-featured operating systems such as Linux. The U54-MC Coreplex’s high-performance and flexible memory system makes it ideal for applications such as AI, machine learning, networking, gateways, and smart IoT devices.

remember ?

imagine plugging a graphql-like client into any API and binding it to your reactive ui library.

enter a nice little plugin for .js that i'm developing at (work) licensed Apache 2.0

we are using it prod already, but there are a few components that we still need to extract from the application for it to be broadly applicable.

follow along if you like:

French deputes votes the obligation to declare every internet IDs/pseudonyms that one uses.
If you forget one ID you get one year of prison + 45K.

is superior to the X

display is lower resolution
slower processor
less memory
removable storage
hardware keyboard
2008-style enclosure
open hardware
made by a trans latina in her bedroom
runs alpine linux
costs like 150 USD, maybe less the final price is yet to be determined
comes with a bunch of dope apps
native client

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