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Nov
12
comment What is the most egregious waste of money you have seen, and what did you do about it?
Ironically, it was their call to attend. Which is good. The need for change is seen on the macro scale. Once we're at the code level, it's more challenging. It's not perfect, but any way to bring transparency is good.
Nov
12
comment What is the most egregious waste of money you have seen, and what did you do about it?
As I said, "it's on going" and not easy. I'm also not sure if it's any one thing. Adopting agile practices and bringing transparency is a start. Example employing a daily stand-up helps. The CTO attends this nearly every day and pays attention to the "face planting" that is reported with the legacy code. The helps to identify some things.
Nov
12
comment What is the most egregious waste of money you have seen, and what did you do about it?
+1 for pointing out the environmental costs. (would up vote if I could)
Nov
12
comment Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
I once saw a guy bench press 2 KLocs... (sorry, could not resist)
Nov
12
answered What is the most egregious waste of money you have seen, and what did you do about it?
Nov
11
comment Will large screen increase develop productivity?
I agree w/ @Carson63000. I have two 24" at work and home. The primary (left) is landscaped and the right one is portrait. Takes a little getting used to, but it allows me to have an IDE open on the primary and then email, text editor, test VM, etc... on the secondary. Typically one app on top and one on the bottom.
Nov
9
comment I've stopped coding for fun, is this a bad sign?
you are so right. I live in FL, so I can run year round w/o extra gear. I try to run 20-30 minutes at lunch time every day. Makes the afternoon MUCH easier to deal with.
Nov
9
comment I've stopped coding for fun, is this a bad sign?
+1 for fitness, so many forgo this. I'd give another +1 for running if I could. :)
Nov
9
comment What's a nice explanation for pointers?
@Kirk, how so? let me see if I can clear it up.
Nov
9
answered What's a nice explanation for pointers?
Nov
5
awarded  Enthusiast
Nov
4
answered Doesn't “if (0 == value) …” do more harm than good?
Nov
4
comment Doesn't “if (0 == value) …” do more harm than good?
with all respect, when you've spent a late night (or two) and find the source (in C++ code) is a = instead of ==, it would carry some weight.
Nov
4
comment Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
great point. debugging the debugging code is always a challenge.
Nov
4
awarded  Editor
Nov
4
revised Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
cleaned up answer.
Nov
4
answered Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
Oct
26
comment I don't know C. And why should I learn it?
"hopefully an appreciation of the cost involved in working in that higher level language" - wish I could up-vote this multiple times for this sentence. Fantastic answer.
Oct
16
answered Question about Creating a Scripting Language
Oct
16
answered Is programming a SubCulture?