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Worst Pickup Line: A Play in One Act
INT - BEER STORE - DAY CREEPY GUY, a man in his late 50s in hiking shorts and an ankle brace is paying for a popsicle at a beer store at 10:30 in the morning with the change from what is ...more »

Exception Handling
I've been thinking about exception handling a lot recently. A., because I'm stultifying and B., because it's been a source of contention in the codebase I'm responsible for. I wrote some formal documentation last week to ...more »

Java Version Hell on OSX
In one of those "Why did I even look at the terminal" moments, I noticed Solr stopped working properly in a local Django setup. Initially I ignored a slew of 404 errors when Haystack tried to reindex because . . . well because ...more »

The Garrison City Should Lock From the Outside
At the beer store just before 3pm. I always get a little nervous when a car pulls in and someone from the backseat gets out. * DUI? * Underage driver? * Just plain crazy? Thankfully it was number three. After the young guy ...more »

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