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asked Is there an (open-source) ReST-based blogging/forum package out there?
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comment Teaching computer programming?
@Patrick, I think the question is, what makes for a good fit? not "am I a good fit"?
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comment How important is studying algorithms and theory is to becoming a great programmer?
That's just silly. I wouldn't go so far as to say "Nothing matters less" but there are a whole buncha things that get in line ahead of algorithm design in the making of a real programmer: problem analysis, DB design, module design, debugging...
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comment Why job postings always looking for “rockstars?”
Yeah, good luck with that.
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comment Is software innovation still primarily North American and European? Why, and for how much longer?
This. Innovation follows freedom and accountability. Money follows all three. @Corbin - your thing about school is interesting, but I don't think it's true. It's certainly not true here (in San Francisco, which has almost uniformly crappy schools).
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comment Is software innovation still primarily North American and European? Why, and for how much longer?
This is about the dumbest thing I've every read. Banks in Canada and the US have an ABA number that allows cheap or free transfers among them via ACH (compared to the horrifically overpriced SWIFT system in the EU). There are almost no roaming charges left in the US. And cell-phone calls are free to both parties with most plans (why would charging the caller help? He's not the one who picked the plan.)
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comment Is software innovation still primarily North American and European? Why, and for how much longer?
Mmm, it's not a bad article, but the part about "Gee, where did all the German Jews go after then 1930s" was a bit, uh, jejune. All the actual points are conventional wisdom (which is not to say "wrong" at all, just not earth-shattering revelations).
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comment Should I point out spelling/grammar related mistakes in someone's code?
For better or worse, good programming practice often comes down to something very like pedantry. Plus, I'd like to find the person who misspelled Referrer in the original HTTP spec and kick him in the ankle. Of course, it was probably Berners-Lee and so I'd feel guilty afterward...
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