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bio website the-praise-of-folly.blogspot.…
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Jul
6
comment How to become a good team player?
"... team spirit stinks of stupidity. Long live Trotsky!" (I cannot help, don't shoot, please.)
Jul
4
comment Which algorithms/data structures should I “recognize” and know by name?
@Oded: So how would someone get an answer? Even if there is no "correct" or "the best one". Let us suppose the question is rephrased this way: "What is required or expected to recognise ..."? Let's not be nitpicking, please.
Nov
22
comment Has any language become greatly popular for something other than its intended purpose?
@Dark Templar: taoyue.com/tutorials/pascal/history.html
Oct
18
comment Why is there still case sensitivity in some programming languages?
Sounds funny, considering that most programmers are regularly producing tons of spelling mistakes when writing a simple, plain text and they're arguing that they are dyslectics. (Wondering how many dyslectics are programming for their daily bread.)
May
31
comment Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
Really? My experience is not the same.
May
31
comment Any tips how to successfully job hunt?
Seems as if they were giving a false impresion of lots of free positions. In Europe, at least.
May
31
comment Any tips how to successfully job hunt?
If you were a top-manager or high-paid specialist, you'd be an interesting person for them. They profit on succeeded candidates' salaries.
May
30
comment Has any language become greatly popular for something other than its intended purpose?
@poke: Of curse, I know.
Mar
21
comment Is OOP hard because it is not natural?
No mystery: joining teams and projects where decision on laguage approach had been made before. And some non-trivial level of curiosity about tools they were using.
Mar
18
comment Is OOP hard because it is not natural?
Wrong order. In fact, I have been starting with Basic, then moved to Fortran and then to Assembly and Cobol (yes, it is the correct order: Assembly first). The first computer in my life was a "gigantic" mainframe, 256kB of memory, typewriter its console, feeding it with punch cards, because I was its operator. When I had risen enough to become a systems programmer, a suspect thing called PC-AT had landed at my desk. So I had plunged into GW-Basic, Turbo-Pascal, ... and so on.