My name is Jay Kint.

I’m a software engineer and programmer. By day I write software for a small Property & Casualty insurance company to make sure you get your policy correctly. My off hours are devoted to a variety of activities and projects, either technical or recreational, usually programming related.

Flagrant System Error is a blog about mostly technical subjects.

It is a repository for things that I’ve learned or am learning, and wish to share. The hope is that others might find them useful.


Below are some quotes I find inspirational:

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. — Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. — Calvin Coolidge
We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'.” — Beverly Clark, “Shall We Dance?”
I could add four lanes to my carpal tunnel and still not write all the code I am dying to write. — Kenny Tilton
Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work. — Stephen King, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft”


Contact me at: Email: jkint@icosahedron.org Twitter: @icosahedron