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Friday Fun: Rails, Django and Caprese Salad

twitter(2)I had this Twitter argument today with former coworker, fellow web developer and friend Bryan Hughes:

bucchere: The Spring Framework is driving me crazy. If this were Rails, I’d be done already.

huuuze: @bucchere If it was Django, it’d be faster and ready to scale.

bucchere: @huuuze I’m not interested in a religious war right now. Please don’t provoke me. πŸ˜‰

huuuze: @bucchere No war — even the Rails guys agree: http://is.gd/1ZZu

bucchere: @huuuze Apparently Gluon is even faster than Django. But is anyone using it? You have to consider factors other than performance.

huuuze: @bucchere Um, Django’s used by thousands. It’s not some fringe framework. Guaranteed anyone that’s used RoR and Django will prefer Django.

bucchere: @huuuze How could you make that “guarantee” when you’ve never used Rails? I said I didn’t want a religious war, you damn Python Nazi. πŸ˜‰

huuuze: @bucchere I’ve built a couple sites using Rails. How many sites have you built using Django?

bucchere: @huuuze bdg’s svn server just crashed. I have more important things to do than continue this pointless argument.

huuuze: @bucchere Then quit wasting time on Twitter. I’m not trying to start anything with you. Just be aware that RoR isn’t the only game in town.

bucchere: @huuuze There are lots of religions too. And if I want to pick one and say the others are “wrong” then that’s my prerogative.

huuuze: @bucchere Whatever dude. Not sure why you’d say Django is “wrong.”

bucchere: @huuuze All I’m saying is that language/framework wars are like religious wars. I have mine, you have yours. Leave it at that.

bucchere: Enjoying a homemade caprese — my favorite salad. (Now watch while @huuuze tells me his favorite salad is better than mine.)

huuuze: @bucchere Having never tried caprese, I have no opinion on the matter.

bucchere: @huuuze LOL. I’m glad we can still be friends. πŸ™‚

huuuze: @bucchere Get real. I’m only friends with Christians and Django users. πŸ˜‰

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So the time it took me to compile this discussion made me wonder why Twitter doesn’t have threaded discussions. Summize (now search.twitter.com) has “conversations” but, like Facebook’s wall-to-wall feature, just because the posts occur consecutively, it doesn’t mean that they’re actually “in” the same thread. If I were re-writing Twitter, adding threaded discussions — and with it, the ability to reply to a specific Tweet — would be near the top of my list.

Happy Friday everyone (and happy 3-day weekend for hard-working and hard-twittering Americans)!

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ALUI Fireside Chat, Round 2: Friday 12/15 9-5 EST

It’s time for another ALUI fireside chat! Join the ALUI/Plumtree community for an entire workday’s worth of smores, ghost stories and Kumbaya. The fun begins at 9 AM EST this Friday, 12/15 at http://www.aqualogicinteraction.com.

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My Tags

We’re serious about what we do. πŸ˜‰ For those of you wondering, yes, those really are my plates.

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Surf’s Up

I had an excellent surf session at Linda Mar in Pacifica. Conditions were perfect — just as I remember them.

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Memories

Even my rental car reminded me of Plumtree.

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IN-N-OUT

You can’t make a trip to California without stopping at an IN-N-OUT. My order? A 3×3 animal and protein style. If you know what that is, you’re probably Californian!

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Sunburn :-(

I spent most of the day today on the beach playing sand soccer with my brother and cousins. Now I look like a boiled lobster. I should know better being raised in California and all.

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Bulkhead rules!

I “upgraded” to bulkhead on my flight out to SF today and I must say, it’s about as close as you can get to first class on jetBlue. Plenty of room to strech out and use my laptops, easy access to the restroom and great service to boot! I’m going to fly jetBlue more often.