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bio website sam.zoy.org
location Paris, France
age 36
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Aug 28 at 13:09

I live in Paris, France.

I work on video games (computers and consoles) for a living. I write free software and all kind of crazy shit for fun. My interests: image processing, video coding, rendering, game development, maths, physics, compression, cryptography.


Jul
29
comment How do I deal with a difficult programmmer joining an open source project?
Honestly, and regardless of the other issues at stake here, replacing a Python script with a graphical Java program for pushing software to a website looks like insane overengineering to me.
Mar
8
comment Can a programmer renounce ownership of source code?
Read the licence again. There is no restriction.
Feb
25
awarded  Caucus
Feb
25
awarded  Constituent
Dec
14
comment How do quick & dirty programmers know they got it right?
+1. For some reason I love reading those stories. They don't even make me sad or angry any more.
Dec
8
comment Alternatives to Professional Version Control
@DavidThornley: you haven't heard of actual security problems with Dropbox???
Dec
8
comment Alternatives to Professional Version Control
I can only -1 an answer that suggests an external service, introduces a single point of failure, and puts your data at the mercy of potential intruders, when there is so much useful software suggested in other answers here and the involved parties are explicitly presented as capable programmers.
Nov
2
awarded  Supporter
Oct
20
answered When do you drop old technologies from your resume?
Jun
28
awarded  Critic
Apr
27
comment Using single characters for variable names in loops/exceptions
@Rook: maybe replace i the letter with i the variable name for clarity?
Apr
27
comment Using single characters for variable names in loops/exceptions
In addition to all the other examples, I also use t for interpolators, or p for pixels. When a project has 18,000 lines of code using p for a pixel value everywhere, I see absolutely no need to use pixel_value instead.
Apr
27
comment Using single characters for variable names in loops/exceptions
I think your example is just biased to support your argument. matrix[dateIdx][quantityIdx] = fun(dates[dateIdx], quantities[quantityIdx]); would not look wrong at first sight either.
Mar
9
awarded  Teacher
Mar
9
answered Strategies for porting application from Win32 API to GTK+
Mar
9
awarded  Autobiographer