Tag: pittsburgh

  1. Howard Gobioff - 1971-2008 c.e. - Requisat en pace.

    12 March 2008

    I just found out that an old buddy of mine from the Pittsburgh goth scene, Howard Gobioff, died of lymphoma today after a protracted battle.

    I lost track of Howard after he graduated from CMU in 1999 and moved away from Pittsburgh not long before I left IUP. Hell, I was at his going-away party that night. It seems that he made good, and I'm really proud of him: Employee #40 at Google, a key engineer on the Google File System project, and generally all over the place.

    They're having a memorial for him at Ceremony.

    I hope that you …

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  2. *groan* *wheeze* *hiss* *wheeze* *bworrrrrrp.... THUD!*

    26 November 2007

    Short, sweet, and to the point because I"ve been out of touch for somewhere in the neighborhood of a week now. Also because I'm tired, jetlagged, and fighting back a nasty headache that seems to want to reduce my forebrain to a 386.

    Last Wednesday night, Lyssa and I drove back to Pennsylvania to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her family. We spent part of Friday with my folks after several misadventures in trying to find an open bank in the North Hills on Black Friday. We parted company briefly on Saturday, and I traveled back to PIttsburgh to …

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  3. Random knowledge V.

    25 January 2007

    GNU Screen makes coding so much easier: Run screen to multiplex your shell, then run a text editor in one, a debugger in another, have another shell open to compile.. no more mousing between windows. There isn't much of a learning curve, if you feel comfortable coding under Unix (or using the Cygwin tools for Windows) you'll pick it up in no time.



    Sleeping just enough to recoup your strength so you can go out again isn't a good thing. Sleep enough to get all your energy back. Don't pull two or three all-nighters in a row, either. It'll crush …

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