RevSys Blog

September 28th, 2012

Grove isn't dead, it's only resting

The news is out: we acquired Grove today, and we're taking over operations immediately.

We think Grove is an incredibly cool tool: it's an IRC server masquerading as a web-based chat application. It's got a really slick web UI that anyone can use, but behind the scenes is IRC, a proven technology trusted by über-geeks everywhere. We love the way Grove bridges the new and the old.

We're first and foremost ...

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May 1st, 2012

Three things you should never put in your database

As I've said in a few talks, the best way to improve your systems is by first not doing "dumb things". I don't mean you or your development staff is "dumb", it's easy to overlook the implications of these types of decisions and not realize how bad they are for maintainability let alone scaling. As a consultant I see this stuff all of the time and I have yet to ever see ...

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October 20th, 2011

PEP712 - Proposal to make unittest2 more accurate

Title:Proposal to make unittest2 more accurate
Last-Modified:2011-10-20T14:40:01.661119 (Thu, 20 Oct 2011)
Authors:Frank Wiles <>, Jacob Kaplan-Moss <>, Jeff Triplett <>


This PEP describes a proposal to make unittest2 output more accurate and fun.

The Proposed Solution

Upon having more than 7 failing tests in a test run replace all ...

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April 22nd, 2011

longjmp() 2011 - Impromptu Party

Lawrence has been having a bunch of downtown block parties lately, which are always great fun. The last couple of days the Kansas Relays have been going on and the long jump event was setup directly outside our office windows. Since we had such a great view we quickly through together a little party and invited all of our geeky friends to come watch, we had a pretty good turn out (free beer works apparently ...

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April 7th, 2011

We're hiring!

UPDATE: I completely forgot to update this post until now, but we have filled this position.

We're looking for a full time developer. If you're reading this you probably know what we do, so you'll obviously need to know Django pretty well. Knowledge of PostgreSQL and devops skills are a big plus. We would prefer if you lived in Lawrence, Kansas, obviously, but a few visits here may be fine. Only because ...

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