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Aug
9
comment Philosophy behind Undefined Behavior
who ever heard of a deterministic computer anyway?
Jan
28
comment Programming with speech recognition for typing instead of the keyboard
@aaa: I feel like there is a great intellectual benefit in that sort of training and discipline (or perhaps it is just the best alternative), but I am willing to bet a lot of money that says you write much better code than the average codermans
Jan
28
comment Programming with speech recognition for typing instead of the keyboard
@aaa: this is so neat! Do you feel like your code writing time is about the same as typing it when you do it this way? Do you rely more on thinking it out first beforehand because you can't really type it without talking?
Jan
27
comment Programming with speech recognition for typing instead of the keyboard
@aaa: it would be so much cooler if you could just say "if text dot innertext dot tostring dot indexof ampersand equals minus one and text dot innertext dot tostring not equals quotequote or something like that! The scripts would be more complex, but you could basically read code like a narrative -- and somehow have it try and make things like "tostring" into "toString()" and not "2string" or "shoestring" and stuff like that...
Jan
27
comment Is this code bad enough to warrant a rewrite?
Two years? Man, you are a demigod or something. This just sounds plain painful.
Jan
27
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
interesting. do you think anyone ever considered making pop-up programming books? Might be a great intro to OOP
Jan
27
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
That's actually a rather involved answer. How fascinating!
Jan
27
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
maybe it is just coincidence, but the tarsier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:O'Reilly_logo.png and fox news bill o'reilly look strikingly similar
Jan
26
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
so do you think other programming books follow this motif in efforts to capitalize off of the O'reilly wave? (Like Livescript becoming JavaScript) ?
Jan
26
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
Seems like the animal motif might make people think the book is more technical though: the one review that that book has says "Don't waste your money on this book, the book feels like it's written by a used car salesmen with very little technical understanding of how code works, or any kind of proven strategy to capitalize off of advertising. The book contains no content that is not easily available through simple google searches. I wish I could give this book lower than one star."
Jan
26
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
@Cyrena: that image is borderline absurd -- kinda dying of laughter over here
Jan
26
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
@GreenMatt: haha I misread your comment 3 times in a row -- maybe it is covert indeed?!
Jan
26
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
"Land of Lisp" has a 7-eyed green monster elephant on it, with a trunk that has 3 fingers on the end, waving a lisp banner as he drives his rocket car...
Jan
26
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
I had to think about what a "screen tan" was for a while.
Jan
26
comment Why do programming books have such wacky cover art?
@Brian: speak for yourself, I can draw a mean AND gate ;D
Jan
26
comment What threading pratice is good 90% of the time?
I agree. Efficiently using many CPUS is, first and foremost, about removing coupling from your design. Or as you say, chattiness.
Jan
26
comment What threading pratice is good 90% of the time?
@Job: This type of "API" is completely transparent to the programmer. I think he means the level of system calls, and the internal scheduling mechanism for the CPU of the OS.
Jan
18
comment Coupling. Best practices
Also a great way to prevent the spread of viruses. Are we talking about the same thing?
Jan
18
comment How do I figure out the minimum number of swaps to sort a list in-place?
Thank you for such a thoughtful answer! are there any whitepapers you could point me to?
Jan
14
comment Are these company terms good for a programmer or should I move?
+1 for visual of sinking in peanuts.