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Pat is a retired software engineer. I got into programming on punched cards. I have used a ton of languages and operating systems. I even know a bit about networking and proper setup of TCP/IP hosts.

That means I'm a geek or nerd.

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Post Sep 17, 2017.

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GO Sep 29, 2015, 9:12 PM

I am playing with the 'go' language. It seems to be designed to address the types of problems that I like to work in. I have neve really been an application developer, although I have done that. I generally prefer to work at the intersection of the application, the operating sytem, hardware, network and other technical stuff.


John Row Sep 25, 2015, 8:25 PM

cockroach is an interesting database, it started as not yet another SQL relational thing. But I will have to look at it more closely to see what it really is, since it uses SQL for as a query language. That might not be bad. Relational databases are so overrated.