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bio website kasterma.net
location Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Academic turned software developer.


May
18
comment How can I avoid the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
web.archive.org/web/20120619010641/http://sheddingbikes.com/…
May
18
comment How can I avoid the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
@Calmarius turns out the twitter feed I was looking at is old too, he has a new site at zedshaw.com, but this article doesn't seem to be there yet.
May
18
comment How can I avoid the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
@Calmarius it is down for me too, but his twitter feed still points to that URL twitter.com/sheddingbikes If I find it elsewhere I'll amend the post, for now the only thing to do it to hope it comes back.
Jan
25
comment Being IDE dependent. How can it harm me?
This is a fascinating question to me; I have never programmed in anything other than Emacs or Vi. As a consequence I have no idea what an IDE gives you that you could even become dependent on.
Dec
31
comment Attributes of an Ethical Programmer?
I really like the words hack and hacker in their non-criminal uses; preserving that is a losing battle it seems. For some ethical guidelines see the ACM code of ethics: acm.org/about/code-of-ethics
Dec
10
comment Can somebody explain me what are lambda things in programming?
Note that the terminology historically comes from wanting a good way to talk about the function represented by an expression. The function represented by x+1 is then written lambda x. x+1.
Dec
8
comment How can you learn to design nice looking websites?
As a free alternative to Photoshop you could try GIMP, see tutorials at: tuxradar.com/gimp
Dec
4
comment Languages on a resume: Is it better to put “C/C++” or “C, C++”?
One would really hope it doesn't come down to distinctions such as this.
Nov
17
comment What are the 'must know' Emacs commands?
another not command, but nice to look at ido-mode.
Nov
17
comment What are the 'must know' Emacs commands?
org-mode is great for notes. Not a command though.
Oct
27
comment A measure of development speed
I would expect that a certain "win" is only past a certain complexity and experience level of the programmer. Measuring with just beginners mostly misses the point. Really using a language well requires language specific experience.
Oct
27
comment Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
@Tom that is only true if you believe everything is computable; this however is provably false. I agree that surely the build in question must have been though.