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bio website dennisideler.com
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Don't solve the problem you're given, figure out what the real problem is.
—Don Norman


Oct
5
comment I can't program because the code I am using uses old coding styles. Is this normal to programmers?
@tp1 There is no real difference between work and play – it's all living. You don't get paid to do shit work, you get paid to add value to the company. Setting the standard that work should be boring and frustrating is wrong, and I advise you to either create a better work environment or move on to a better job. As programmers, we should all be picky about the work we do and who we work with. A rising tide lifts all boats.
Aug
18
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Aug
18
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Aug
18
revised How can a borderline beginner jump into open source?
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Aug
18
answered How can a borderline beginner jump into open source?
Aug
18
comment Do you sign each of your source files with your name?
I don't see the connection. You can take pride in producing quality work without explicitly signing your code.
Jan
26
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26
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Sep
27
comment What is negative code?
@Michael: LOC is a popular performance metric for students when boasting to each other.
Jul
13
comment I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
One more addition to those still in university: participate in programming contests - you don't need to be the best to do this and you will learn a lot if you take it seriously.