Chris DeLuca

The blog of the person

Twelve Angry Rejections

“Just frame it like, ‘Let’s see how much I can fail.’”

Don't Commit That File!

I wrote a small git pre-commit hook to prevent committing certain files. There are more words to this, but if you’re impatient, you can skip right to the goods.

The Pulp Tales of Gwendolyn Gween, P.I.

It’s like if Humphrey Bogart and Tina Fey had a baby. —Stephen Spielberg

Machine Learning

I took a week off from work to join a deep dive study group on machine learning. It was an incredible experience and I want to tell you about what I learned.

Pain and Pleasure

This is not meant to be a take down piece, and I realize I’m not providing any direct solutions. I wouldn’t be writing about Drupal if I didn’t care about it. My hope is that my thoughts will prove useful in a much larger discussion.

Tome of Deadly Pranks

I had written a roundly rejected magic item for a Pathfinder RPG contest some years back, and just stumbled across it again. For those of the game-nerding persuasion, have a look.

My Talk at QueensJS

I had the priviledge of giving a talk at QueensJS last week. QueensJS is a wonderful JavaScript meetup, with a real diverse and welcoming crew of folks attending. I was pretty nervous about doing the presentation; I’ve been on stage a lot before, but this was the first time everything I talked about had to make sense, and, one would hope, be valuble to technical folks. It ended up going fine, and people seemed to enjoy it.

Why I Started Buying Records

I started buying records a few months ago, and I’ve already compiled a large body of imagined insults to my person about why I’d do such a dumb, dusty thing.


This new healthcare overhaul bill in the senate is already deeply unpopular, but for anyone still unconvinced, I’d like to add my own story to the mix.

Basic Premise

I recently saw Titicut Follies, the 1969 documentary film about the harrowing conditions in a Massachusetts prison for the criminally insane. The movie was banned by the state of Massachusetts until it was deemed unconstitutional in the late 80s. One of the subjects is a man who has been transferred from a regular prison to this mental facility. He is very clearly sane, and argues logically in his own defense.