169 reputation
4
bio website hotbarspot.com
location Columbus, OH
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Apr 8 at 18:46

I just love code.

I will keep loving code until the day I build an AI and it kills us all.

Then I'll probably rethink this whole code thing.


Feb
26
awarded  Caucus
Mar
29
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
I've always felt that the most annoying thing about programming is that I can't separate it from computers.
Mar
29
comment How do you know you're writing good code?
This is a sign of two attributes that a good programmer should have and both are very difficult to master: 1) The ability to break down any problem into atomic pieces, no more or less methods than you need, and 2) The ability to look ahead in a given problem and anticipate all those changes and tweaks; your code should be generic enough to easily handle the mods that are coming, but not so OCD generic that it's not direct and to the point. +1 for your answer, this is the sole standard by which I judge my code.
Feb
14
comment How can programming ability be used to help people in poverty?
@Foo Bah That's true too. Once everything's on computers the libraries will eventually disappear and the only access to information will be things like wikipedia, or other non-community driven information hubs which will certainly have some sort of agenda.
Feb
14
comment How can programming ability be used to help people in poverty?
Have you seen the movie Sneakers?
Feb
14
answered How can programming ability be used to help people in poverty?
Dec
21
awarded  Supporter
Dec
21
comment Does knowing Latin or other logical languages contribute to being a better programmer?
@Rook Yeah, I find people take the comparison thing too far, especially with things they don't understand. Non-computer folks are frequently telling me they think the best path is to start with electrons, move to resistors and transistors, ICs, assembly language, etc. But a day at work for me is white-boards, flow-charts, and basically moving logical icebergs around in space. I find it has little or nothing to do with actual computer technology.
Dec
21
comment Does knowing Latin or other logical languages contribute to being a better programmer?
@CeasarGon Let me clarify: I wasn't discouraging anyone from learning about a subject. Learning is <almost> always beneficial. I was just trying to say that taking the poster's original tack was akin to putting premium gasoline in your beatup pinto with 300k miles. I've briefly gone down the language design road, and I've found it has as much to do with actual programming skill as your handiness with a ginsu knife. Also, it actually CAN drive a person mad, and there should be a general disclaimer. That subject will lead far beyond computers and programming if you let it.
Dec
21
awarded  Teacher
Dec
21
answered Does knowing Latin or other logical languages contribute to being a better programmer?
Dec
21
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
14
comment Perks for new programmers
@Kyraleesa I hear that. I used to work at a place that gave you 2 and acted like you were lazy if you used it all. They wouldn't roll it over to the following year, and they would even have 'blackout' dates in november and december because they knew IN ADVANCE that they would mismanage things to the point of being way behind. I'm constantly tempted to move to Europe.