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I've been spending over the last decade of my life building games.

I have a deeply seeded love of Python and the open source community as a whole.

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Aug
13
answered Function declaration as var instead of function
Aug
10
answered How to implement a simulation pattern for a repository?
Jul
3
comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
Better yet.. Rather than just run the program, unit test your new modules :)
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: I truly hope you're just trolling. Computer science bleeds into a good software engineer's life on a daily basis. Of course, more so in some professions than others.
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: Insult? No. Fact? Yes. Unless you're the next coming of Torvalds or Knuth, I'd venture to say you truly don't have a clue what you're talking about. Although, they would know how complex and difficult engineering is (past CRUD ops) and wouldn't be as obtuse as to make a claim such as you did. Ignorance must be bliss.
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: And IMHO, anyone claiming that good software engineering is not hard, either doesn't know what a software engineer is, hasn't gone through formal training (and doesn't know what it is), or simply hasn't done anything of consequence.
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: Let me know when you get through TAOCP and then tell me it's not hard...
Jul
2
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Jul
2
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Jul
2
answered Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
Jun
20
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Jun
18
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Jun
12
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Jun
12
answered Should I tell a departed coworker about their “sev 1” defect?
Jun
12
comment Should a server “be lenient” in what it accepts and “discard faulty input silently”?
@Timwi: In which case, those Unixy command-line tools are poorly architected ;)
Jun
12
comment Should a server “be lenient” in what it accepts and “discard faulty input silently”?
@romkyns: Not completely, I'm saying that your application should handle errors in ways that make sense for your targeted users.
Jun
12
answered Should a server “be lenient” in what it accepts and “discard faulty input silently”?
Jun
12
comment Is it ok to replace optimized code with readable code?
@haylem: No, I assume that the code works as-is. I also assume that refactoring the code will invariably cause knock-on issues elsewhere in the system (unless you're dealing with a trivial chunk of code that doesn't have any external dependencies).
Jun
11
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Jun
11
answered Is it ok to replace optimized code with readable code?