This is Joshua Wehner's archaic Blog

Four decades, five places

In a few weeks, I will turn 40. This year, I have found myself thinking a lot about where I’ve been.

My first birthday (year “0”, if …

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We are, each of us, a little wind. Mostly, we are good little winds. We blow a little, here and there. We do what we can to increase joy and diminish …

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Not-so-wondrous strange

I watched Stranger Things in a remarkable-for-me 4-day binge this past weekend. I had mixed feelings for the first episode, but it gradually won me over …

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Working like a Hubber

GitHub’s Approach to Distributed Work as I Have Experienced It

When I told people I was joining GitHub, there was a familiar response from friends and …

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Nordic Ruby 2011

Here are some rambling notes on the themes and connections – intended and mostly otherwise – I saw in the material presented and discussed in the halls at Nordic Ruby.


In Tom Preston-Werner's opening session, he talked about …

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CWRU, 1999

On January 1, 2000, I was in Florida, with Liz and her family. We’d only been back from our year in Europe – her in England, me in various …

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Exploring a new frontier

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Beginning a few years ago, there have been a few projects – Rhino, Jaxer, more recently Narwhal – that proclaimed we were about to enter a golden era of server-side JavaScript programming. But the implementations always seemed to fall …

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