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Ultimaker 3

So the 3D printer — the Ultimaker 3 — arrived yesterday. Here’s it printing out a prototype of my slide scanner that I’ve been working on. This is mostly just testing the printer though. I put the model...

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A new low in code comments

A short one today… I’m looking around some of Amazon’s detail page code today. Much of Amazon runs on Perl + Mason, which isn’t a secret in any way… I ran into this gem. Not once, but several dozen...

Ultimaker 3

So the 3D printer — the Ultimaker 3 — arrived yesterday. Here’s it printing out a prototype of my slide scanner that I’ve been working on. This is mostly just testing the printer though. I put the model...

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Documentation

There was a conversation today at work about docs. Amazon has a huge internal wiki where we basically keep all of our documentation. It’s a great help in certain cases. Certainly for our team it makes for a great place to...

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Racism vs. Racist

There’s been a lot of talk about how racism is prejudice plus privilege. I think that statement is correct. I do take issue with the statement that if you don’t have privilege, ipso facto you can’t be a racist....

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Self-driving?

I was driving around Seattle yesterday (Holman road just north of 85th while driving south in case you’re playing along at home). I was going to make a right hand turn on 85th so I was in the right lane of the four-lane...

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