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  • The Chubby Lock Service for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems (evanjones.ca)
    Chubby was an engineering effort it was not research However I think Burrows is wrong This is great research and is exactly the kind that academics are bad at He presents a novel design which provides a useful abstraction for building distributed systems Best of all it has been tested extensively inside Google and he presents useful information about what worked and what didn t I would like to read

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/researchpapers/chubby.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Klosterman, Chuck. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. New York: Scribner, 2003. ISBN: 0743236009 (evanjones.ca)
    Cocoa Puffs New York Scribner 2003 ISBN 0743236009 about archive 2006 October 27 19 27 A collection of short essays about popular culture As Klosterman calls it philosophy for shallow

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/books/sex-drugs-cocoa-puffs.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Syntax Trees, Parsers, and New Languages (evanjones.ca)
    found a new web application for browsing Java source code that has IDE like features such as navigating the class heirarchy or finding all uses of a variable Any new languages will not be able to compete with Java s tools However there is one simple thing that can be done to help other build these kinds of tools provide easy access to a parser that outputs the abstract syntax

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/syntax-trees.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Stephenson, Neal. Quicksilver. New York: HarperCollins, 2003. ISBN: 0380977427 (evanjones.ca)
    decided to try Quicksilver despite mixed reviews The portrayal of the beginnings of modern science Hooke Newton Hyugens Leibniz etc is great Other parts are an onslaught of names and baroque language in both senses making for dull and confusing

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/books/quicksilver.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Chain Replication: Strong Consistency and Reliability (evanjones.ca)
    good performance and reliability when things fail I m not completely convinced that this is novel or necessarily the best choice but this paper is a great example of presenting a relatively simple idea and exploring it very well Definitely a technique worth investigating although I never like it when people propose a system that relies on a Paxos master election I guess that is what happens when you make

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/researchpapers/chain-replication.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Buy Good Headphones (evanjones.ca)
    14 21 19 I just got a somewhat decent pair of headphones today Do yourself a favor and buy some I had forgotten how good music can sound Good sound can be had for as little as 33 USD from

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/good-headphones.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Concurrency is Hard (evanjones.ca)
    One solution for making multithreaded programming easier is to change the model This is the approach taken by Erlang a programming language that I keep meaning to experiment with One of the creators of the language Joe Armstrong recently wrote an article describing why shared memory is bad It is a great short overview about some of the challenges posed by concurrent programming in general It made me think that

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  • Hornby, Nick. High Fidelity. New York: Riverhead Books, 1995. ISBN: 1573220167 (evanjones.ca)
    Hornby Nick High Fidelity New York Riverhead Books 1995 ISBN 1573220167 about archive 2006 September 11 22 20 This is a great novel It is both funny and insightful Highly

    Original URL path: http://www.evanjones.ca/books/high-fidelity.html (2016-04-30)
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