Moving tables with millions of rows between databases without any…

As some of you may already know, we are on the way of transforming our architecture to SOA (not the TV show). We already have a few not-that-micro services, but they still live in the same repository as sbt subprojects in order to make the transition smoother: direct function calls between services could be left as… » 10/09/14 1:00pm 10/09/14 1:00pm

The Best Commentary on Ray Rice's Suspension Comes From Joe Biden

Say what you will about our Vice President's propensity to gaffes and awkward photo op nuzzling; when he's on, he is fucking on. This morning, in an interview with Today's Tamron Hall, his commentary on the Ray Rice suspension (and, on a larger scale, violence against women) was so on point that if John Oliver had… » 9/09/14 11:20am 9/09/14 11:20am

John Oliver Made His Own Anti-Redskins Commercial

Inspired by the anti-Redskins commercial that premiered during the NBA Finals, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver decided to air his own version of the ad, one that lays out precisely how indefensible Dan Snyder's refusal to change the name of his football team is. » 6/16/14 12:19pm 6/16/14 12:19pm

Unfortunately, you are incorrect. You may have deanimated GIFs (with a hard G), but you have also deanimated" GIFs, pronounced as it's creator intended. I suggest you leave this unintended fix in place because it resolves an issue with the most commonly used animated format (GIF, pronounced "jif"). » 6/03/14 4:39pm 6/03/14 4:39pm

Ta-Nehisi Coates's Essay on Reparations Is A Heartbreaker

A few weeks ago, in the middle of a rhetorical battle he was already very clearly winning, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates published a long, lovely piece called "The Blue Period: An Origin Story." In it, he remarked that "historians are heartbreakers." I thought of that remark last night when he published a long, long… » 5/22/14 2:42pm 5/22/14 2:42pm