Monthly Archive: May 2008

May 29

Estimation

An interesting comment on estimation: 1. Nobody ever does it. In fact, I don’t even know of a process to achieve this. Hollering at people who over/under estimate is not an improvement process. 2. It assumes you can make developer estimates better. More experienced developers estimate better, that I’ll take as a given, but can …

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May 29

The Spam… It burns!

Insightful commentary on the future of spam. He (or She) is right – Spam-management is likely to be one of the critical priorities for the future, before the entire Internet crumbles under the tragedy-of-the-commons Spam assault. There is one “ideal world” answer, which would essentially stop spam in every possible permutation – the use of …

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May 28

Perfection

Some feel that software products have to be essentially perfect in order to even have a ghost of a chance to succeed. People point to the iPhone and the iPod as examples of products that are practically perfect, down to the last detail, and are very successful. Of course, one can point to a lot …

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May 20

Bile…

I gave up on Hani Sulemain when I realized that his modus operandi could be described in two steps: Find something I don’t like Announce with great certitude how clueless and incompetent everyone is who disagrees with me. Alas, the chickens have come home to roost, I guess. There’s a certain sense of “insecurity” in …

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May 16

Aww, that’s sweet

From a webpage about the book Higher Order Perl  The other reason that the cover pictures are significant is that since my original goal in writing the programs was to impress my girlfriend, the cover pictures are therefore part of the output of the most successful Perl programs I’ve ever written. I wish all my …

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May 16

Perplexion

Mathias is perplexed at the animosity against JSR 308 – he says (paraphrased): As for generics, I gladly trade in the more complicated syntax for better static typing. and  That’s not the case at all with annotations. If you like you can easily ignore the entire idea. speaking only for myself, I’ll respond with: If …

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May 09

The Tao of Programming

An excerpt:         There once was a man who went to a computer trade show.  Each day as he entered, the man told the guard at the door: “I am a great thief, renowned for my feats of shoplifting.  Be forewarned, for this trade show shall not escape unplundered.” This speech disturbed the guard greatly, …

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May 07

A moment of clarity

Most people, myself included, can be deluded into thinking that all the great discoveries happened long ago.   That, for the most part, we have everything figured out. I suggest you read this article about memresistors. Fact: This technology was theorized 30+ years ago, but not demonstrated until April 30th of this year. Fact: One of …

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May 01

Next Year’s Programming Language

I haven’t seen this language before, but I’m certain as soon as we have a web framework for it, it will go mainstream. Fair warning: The name is a swear word. Next stop:   BF on Frails!

May 01

Whaddy’a Know?

There really is a Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jannsen Adventures

May 01

Ruby and Python are both wrong

RUBY IS WRONG PYTHON IS WRONG