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2  2011-05-12-bittorrent.md
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title: Why BitTorrent rocks
date: 2011-05-12
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101 2011-09-06-nodejs-vs-jruby.md
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-title: Congrats! You've pissed me off enough to write about you
-date: 2011-09-06
-tags: [ rant, performance ]
-layout: post
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-
-### A little background
-
-On September 4, [@headius](http://twitter.com/headius), aka Charles Nutter, tweeted [this benchmark about Node.js vs JRuby vs Java](http://maxpert.tumblr.com/post/9677133069/node-on-nails):
-
-**Facts**:
-
- * In his [very first tweet](https://twitter.com/headius/status/110391814569197568) @headius states clearly that it was a [sic] "simple experiment".
- * It's not @headius' benchmark -- which he has repeated clearly and repeatedly since the original tweet.
-
-I retweeted @headius and all-in-all it got quite a few retweets of it's own.
-This got noticed by [the Node.js benchmarking police](https://plus.google.com/111090511249453178320/posts/hJSKm6ra9wY).
-Then @headius and I received personal tweets about concerning our apparent cluelessness.
-
-### A little respect
-
-Listen I'm usually the one to go balls-out and piss on everyone's work, but some of these were just too funny:
-
-> @mraleph: @trygve_lie @nddrylliog @maboa or at least when you benchmark try to
-> run equivalent apps. that means you have to understand both langs well
->
-> <cite>@mraleph</cite>
-
-Yes I'm sure @headius doesn't understand the subtle differences between Ruby, Java, and JavaScript.
-I mean, he re-implemented the whole fucking Ruby language on top of the JVM.
-He's created his own [somewhat-typed](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirah_\(programming_language\)) [language](http://blog.headius.com/2008/03/duby-type-inferred-ruby-like-jvm.html)!
-So yes, surely @headius subscribes to Zohaib's primitive vision of "untyped is slow".
-That's the reasoning behind [Twitter's switch from Ruby to Scala](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/01/twitter_on_scala/) and other such weird events.
-As for me, I'm the developer working on the [ooc language](http://ooc-lang.org/).
-
-As Dogbert says:
-
-> "Wally, your problem is that you don't have enough knowledge. But it doesn't need to be
-> real! Just say the *worst* about people and you'll usually be right!"
->
-> <cite>Dogbert, of The Dilbert Comic Strip</cite>
-
-Sounds like someone took this advice a bit too seriously.
-Vya c'mon, you've worked at Excelsior (and now Google) which is a pretty good curriculum if you ask me.
-I ask: Why such a primitive rebuttal?
-I'll start by taking this blog post to a more constructive tone.
-
-### Confusing models, platforms and languages
-
- * Everytime you say "Node.js is fast", a kitty dies.
- * Everytime you say "JavaScript is fast", that girl you used to like in college gains a pound.
- * Everytime you say "v8 is fast", a generation of Lua coders is laughing at you.
-
-We might be able to talk ff you were to say things like:
-
-> for web applications that have to handle a vast number of concurrent clients
-> on short-lived connections, an asynchronous event-based I/O model is probably
-> adapted
-
-Remember not-to-be-taken-seriously Zohaib's post?
-
-> Not every web application is many connections application, you don’t code a chat system
-> or a comet system everyday. NodeJS is good at few things and should be used for them. If
-> you ask me to code a websocket based chat system using a IRC server, I would vote for
-> NodeJS; but if you ask me to pull emails from all your email accounts and store them
-> in some RDBMS or NoSQL store I would rather think twice.
-
-According to that quote he gets it!
-Even people choosing scandalous headlines such as 'Node on nails' can preface their arguments with solid conditions.
-Node.js has made the interesting bet to base *all* their libraries on an asynchronous paradigm.
-
-The problem today is that when a kid farts "X is fast, Y is dead" people believe it.
-When some of us retweet an article it is because we found an interesting - yet simplistic - experiment.
-It doesn't doesn't mean we endorse it.
-
-
-### Nobody cares about your technology
-
-I mean, seriously: Nobody, fanboy-me included.
-
-What matters is your ability to turn whatever tech you're the most comfortable in, into something great.
-It might be a tool thousands of people will use in their daily workflow.
-It might be a product that will turn your startup into a multi-billion company.
-Steve Dekorte, a good friend of mine and author of the [io language](http://iolanguage.com/) tweeted something along the lines of:
-
-> If you could choose **n** where *your language is **n** times as slow* and *you are **n** times as productive
-> with this language* were both true which value of **n** would you choose?^
-
-(^This is not a direct quote)
-
-In this web-obsessed realtime, social, and fast-moving world I think I would choose a really large value *n* if
-it allowed me to write stuff like:
-
- exports.http = magic("Yet another HTTP server, but this time event-oriented")
-
-### Lets stop the trash talk, start the shame walk
-
-Lets stop losing our precious time writing and reading these posts and get back to work.
-We should make sure we're using tools we love.
-If we're doing serious shit with them, we'll need more than superficial feelings to get through the rough moments of our relationship.
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title: "AOT vs JIT: Why don't we do both?"
date: 2012-12-04
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2  2012-12-24-game-distrib.md
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title: "Cross-platform game distribution"
date: 2012-12-24
-tags: [ ooc, gamedev ]
+tags: [ programming, ooc, gamedev ]
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2  2012-12-31-ooc-arguments.md
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title: "The perils of ooc arguments"
date: 2012-12-31
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2  2012-12-31-ooc-tips.md
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title: "Having fun with ooc"
date: 2012-12-31
-tags: [ ooc ]
+tags: [ programming, ooc ]
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