Eyas's Blog

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Achievement is Discontinuous

To this date, schema-dts is the only side-project I have that achieved better-than-moderate success. It took several hours between the time I had the idea for schema-dts and when I had a reasonably working v0.1. I pulled an all-nighter--something that I hate doing and would never recommend--not out of sheer passion, but because: I knew how rare a moment of inspiration is, and I knew that if I…

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The Joys and Happy Accidents of Branching Out

How helping on a film set led to me down a serendipitous path, publishing a new open source library, and getting an IMDB mention. About a year ago, a friend asked me—along with some others—to help as extra hands on set filming the second season of an absurdist comedy mini-series she was working on called Look it Up . Helping film anything wasn't something I thought I would ever do, so I was…

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