Posts Tagged ‘Programming’

Remote Programming

From the BBC: Wanted: 12 programmers to live on a remote tropical island for two months to do nothing but write code. Applicants are being sought for the coding jamboree that will take place on an as yet un-named island. Those applying will have to submit a proposal explaining what they will work on during […]

The Programmer’s Curse

Programmer’s Curse [proh-gram-er-s kurs] – When a professional programmer sees a problem they think “I can solve this by implementing ________”. They then go on to build something in a manner similar to a mad scientist in an old sci-fi movie. It’s often associated with eccentric behavior, ingestion of caffinated beverages, late nights and repeated […]

Great Programming Book Review

I’m pretty sure this is just a joke… Via: @LeeCash

Project 365 Week 42

On Dennis Ritchie

The past week there has been a ton of recognition for the contributions Steve Jobs had made to computing and society through his work. Steve Jobs was a household name. Dennis Ritchie however was not a household name. Despite this his work was amazingly influential on almost every aspect of our daily lives either directly […]

Budget Calculator Dice

When I was in High School somehow dice became popular for the 2000th time since the dawn of humanity. For some strange reason I felt the desire to build a little dice game in my TI 83 calculator in TI-BASIC. I had long forgotten about this, and recently stumbled upon it. I transcribed it to […]

The Programmer, Like The Poet

So poetic in itself… The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, so readily capable of realizing grand conceptual structures. – Fredrick P. […]

Object-Oriented Masturbation

Doing some research for an upcoming installment of an infamous series of blog posts (to be released at an undetermined date) I’ve come to notice this annoyance. In general I like object-oriented programming. I think it allows you to take a complicated problem and produce simple, more reusable and easier to maintain code. Assuming the […]

PHP Namespacing

The PHP folks have finally announced that PHP will get namespacing in the form of ‘\‘. The universal escape character. They really should have went with the standard ‘::‘ or ‘:::‘. Using ‘\‘ is going to work well. I was thinking something like this would be more appropriate (background on compatibility here): ………………………………..__………………………………………… ………………………..,-~*`¯lllllll`*~,…………………………………… …………………..,-~*`lllllllllllllllllllllllllll¯`*-,……………………………… […]

Self Serving Sausage Fest?

Does that title accurately describe open source? Via Valleywag I found this blog post from Psychology Today which I’d recommend reading. This is really the most interesting part: First, there’s street cred: People want to garner approval from their peers and build their reputation. Second, there’s self-actualization: Working on these projects is enjoyable in and […]