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Hi, I'm Francesco. Welcome :-)

Sep
21
comment How to maintain same code fragments on multiple projects
This describes a working approach: extracting a library requests some work which may be or not possible under the time constraints of the OP so this approach has its merits.
Sep
21
answered Make audible Ding! sound, or growl notification, when `rake test` finishes!
Sep
20
awarded  Yearling
Sep
19
revised Bug Tracking Etiquette - Necromancy or Duplicate?
title + wording change only for the limit
Sep
19
suggested suggested edit on Bug Tracking Etiquette - Necromancy or Duplicate?
Sep
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
17
comment What do you do with coder's block?
@machado who can tell? ;-) thanks for pointing out, it's funny and I had missed it :-)
Sep
17
comment What do you do with coder's block?
@LordScree exactly. Feeling bad and unproductive makes you feel even worse and it creates a vicious cycle. Knowing that you're not alone, and that it happens to everybody, and that it is happening right now to a lot of your colleagues... it will not solve the issue per se, but it will stop making it workse.
Sep
17
revised What do you do with coder's block?
fix typos, small retouching
Sep
17
comment What do you do with coder's block?
Yes, for me it usually works. Changing job is not always a viable possibility and there could be a lot of good reasons for not doing that. But note that health is important: the block is a signal of alarm: you need to relax sooner or later: maybe not right now but plan something for the next months!
Sep
17
answered What do you do with coder's block?
Sep
9
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
comment Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
Morse code is a nice example of a specific notation (albeit not positional :-): you go with the flow of it rather than consciously thinking "ok, now the sequence for S was...?". For this reason it could happen that one is better able to "write it" than to "read it" or vice versa.
Sep
9
revised Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
minor wording change
Sep
9
revised Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
last sentence was broken for an editing error.
Sep
9
suggested suggested edit on Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
Sep
9
answered Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
Sep
9
comment Why did an interviewer ask me a question about people eating curry?
A general comment: the point about the "estimate" should be interpreted as an order of magnitude (something which is typical of physicist's reasoning). So: how many piano tuners in Chicago should be answered like: they are O(100), O(1000), O(10000) or whatever. How many people will eat curry: are they in the hundred of thousands, in the millions, in the tens of millions? If you know that there are O(1bn) people in the South East and you just know that curry is a favoured spice in that part of the world you can "guess" the order of magnitude of people which will have it for dinner tonight
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer