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bio website ScannedInAvian.com
location Florence, AL
age 43
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Mar 6 at 14:40

Programming: Haskell, Python, JavaScript, Java, C#, Joy, Kata

Personal Hardware: AMD64 Linux desktop, IBM BladeCenter E with many blades, PS3 with Linux, BUG from BUGLabs, Nokia N800, G4 PowerBook

Fun: unicycling, contact juggling, guitar

Languages: english, swedish

Reading: research papers, sci-fi, fantasy


Jul
5
comment My boss decided to add a “person to blame” field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea?
I think this bug report would illustrate the problem effectively.
Jun
30
answered My boss decided to add a “person to blame” field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea?
Jun
25
comment What are the barriers to adopting best practice? How can they be overcome?
This happened to me when I contracted for Raytheon, "don't write unit tests, write new code! We'll fix broken code only if the user reports bugs!"
Jun
25
comment What are the barriers to adopting best practice? How can they be overcome?
You need to be careful of bikeshedding! Don't let them get TOO involved!
Feb
15
awarded  Teacher
Feb
15
answered How to explain my 5 burnt-out years off to a new employer?
Dec
27
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
27
awarded  Supporter
Dec
27
comment Does syntax really matter in a programming language?
Representation can dramatically ease manipulation, compare doing basic arithmetic on paper with base ten vs roman numerals