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Grant Winney

I write when I've got something to share - a personal project, a solution to a difficult problem, or just an idea. We learn by doing and sharing. We've all got something to contribute.

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How to modify a config file in Erlang

I was tasked this week with writing an escript to modify an Erlang config file. All I needed was to read it in, make a couple updates, and write it back out. Should be easy, right? Please make it easy Erlang. No? Of course not... this is Erlang after all....
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My first aquarium - Month 7

When I wrote about setting up our aquarium last year, I intended to post regular updates. Then everything but one fish and the snail died. Not cool. Fast-forward 6 months later, and I've decided to make one important change to the tank, and introduce a new gang to the sole survivor!...
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Showing Results is Hard

Writing software is a weird cerebral exercise, where you can burn tons of energy working on a problem, and exhaust yourself to the point of needing a good night's sleep, yet have very little (if anything!) to show for it. What do you tell people you do all day? What do you do to prove your value?...
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