Category Archives: Golden Geek

Returning to the Moon: Mapping Probe

With the Hexo static-page generation scheme, each page/post is in a (sub-) folder with its permalink name and an index.html file to be served as the page.  This allows other artifacts/assets to be in the same folder.  That’s handy for … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Coms Chatter

I’m now seeking small changes that give me important improvements in the Hexo-generated revitalization of Spanner Wingnut’s Muddleware Lab, still in proof-of-concept position.   Tracking down some great tips by John Stevenson, I am eager to confirm a one-liner configuration change … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Project Inspection Report

Following some serious scrutiny and confusion over nomenclature, I managed to disentangle use of wingnut/ as the folder having the refactored blog creation and wingnut/ as the full authoring folder in which the blog is produced from just the public/ … Continue reading

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An Emoji by Any Other Name …

My relatives have been sending out text messages with emoji’s in them.  I decided I couldn’t resist any longer. bitmoji works in techology I don’t use.   The way I am using it is with the Google Chrome plug-in, but ability … Continue reading

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Reactive Systems and Software Fire-Drills

In contrast with the fault-injection aspect of failure testing, the ACM Queue case-study article on the Hootsuite reactive system evolution is more understandable at a 40,000-foot level.  There are a great many architectural and software-engineering organization and process considerations in … Continue reading

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Returning to the Moon: Down-range Com Checks

With the successful static test, it is time to begin customizing the blog for the desired full functioning.  I start with two small items. Enabling “asset folders.” use of source folders with the same names as posts for collecting post-/page-specific … Continue reading

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Failure Testing of Complex Distributed Systems: Confirmable Experience?

The article, “Abstracting the Geniuses Away from Failure Testing” puzzles me. There appears to be agreement that the inability to demonstrate the durability and graceful degradation of distributed protocols is a matter of failed abstractions.  At the same time there … Continue reading

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