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seen Dec 18 '11 at 9:15

guitar player, dog lover, software/hardware junkie, and general tinkerer in the seattle area

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Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Aug
17
comment Is it acceptable to use lambda functions\methods in business software?
complexity is the enemy...
Jan
26
awarded  Scholar
Dec
21
comment Is SourceSafe really safe?
@CraigTP: most develoopers have absolutely no need for the stuff in TFS. It's just noise that makes their job harder. If PM's and leads want all that functionality, they should separate from the software that a developer needs to use to be productive.
Dec
20
answered Handling my antiquated coworker
Dec
19
comment How do you maintain productivity outside of work? (Programming Schedule)
+1 for introducing me to that quote from Isaac Newton. Puts things in perspective.
Dec
16
comment How do you respond to a request for 'emergency contact information' for when you are on vacation?
wow... there's definitely such a thing as too much straightforwardness.
Dec
16
comment Staying alert and awake while coding
@Pablo: what if you live in Seattle and going outside means getting drenched 9 months out of the year? :P
Dec
12
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
@shinkirou: the other day i looked up c# keywords on msdn. there are now over a freaking 100 of them. ridiculous.
Dec
12
comment Is SourceSafe really safe?
@LWoodyiii: I don't dispute that it is. More of a philosophical question I guess. I apologize if it offends you, but I just don't get the never-ending cavalcade of bloatware spewing from Redmond. Whatever happend to keep it simple stupid?
Dec
11
awarded  Suffrage
Dec
11
comment Would you allow your programmers to use Messenger and social networks like Facebook?
wow... I would never work anywhere that wanted to micromanage me at this low a level.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
@bigown: my comment was only meant to be ironic/funny. Not to be taken literally or seriously :)
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
and I don't agree that if i in s then print i is inherently more readable than if (s.indexOf(i)) echo i. It all depends on your background... native language, programming experience, etc. The latter is more readable to me because my early experiences with programming included bat syntax and c. As for the former, it probably would be more readable by a non-programmer. However, we're writing for programmers. You could write it differently given those same keywords and I'd argue it is MORE readable to programmers: valueIsInSet = isValueInSet(i, s); if (valueIsInSet) echo i
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
@bigown: agreed... the syntax is static to the language. It doesn't really change, so if you want to learn the language, you learn the syntax which includes the keywords. To a good programmer it should make no difference what language those words are in or the length of those words. What really matters is whether the dynamic part of the code, which is the stuff you write, is understandable to the people it is intended to be read by. The only time it makes sense to complain about the keywords is when they become so numerous as to make the language hard to remember or use effectively.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
In any case, we're writing programs that will be read primarily by machines and other programmers.
Dec
11
comment Long Keywords like `function` and `namespace`
maybe I'm not being politically correct, but I figure if you're a programmer you should be able to understand a set of keywords no matter what your native language. It doesn't matter what language you write your code in, the keywords are just symbols, nothing more. So if you can't learn them and recognize what they mean then you probably shouldn't be programming in the first place.
Dec
11
awarded  Commentator
Dec
11
awarded  Editor