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Joel: I have all these opinions ... and no outlet for them!
Josh: Have you tried yelling them at the Internet?
Joel: Almost exclusively! And yet problems still persist!

-"The Grand Opining", HijiNKS ENSUE, by Joel Watson


"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."

-Charles Babbage


Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

-Douglas Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid


Sep
24
comment Where can I get programming books?
Ugh, used books. I've sworn off of them. Based on conversations with friends, I know I'm the outlier, but every time I get a used book it's damaged or dirty or otherwise unpleasant.
Sep
24
asked Where can I get programming books?
Sep
24
comment If you could only have one programming related book on your bookshelf what would it be and why?
This is the required textbook for my class this term. I'm heartened that it's on the list here, and that it's so highly rated on the original SO question!
Sep
20
answered How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Sep
19
comment How much of your time at work is actually devoted to working?
"When I had a summer internship at Microsoft, a fellow intern told me he was actually only going into work from 12 to 5 every day. Five hours, minus lunch, and his team loved him because he still managed to get a lot more done than average." - Joel
Sep
16
answered How much of your time at work is actually devoted to working?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
asked How can I compensate for having gone to a JavaSchool?
Sep
8
comment If you could only have one programming related book on your bookshelf what would it be and why?
What a great cover.
Sep
8
awarded  Beta
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awarded  Commentator
Sep
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awarded  Critic
Sep
2
comment What techniques are used in solving code golf problems?
In other words, is there a "right way" to approach solving a code golf challenge? In other other words, what steps can you take to make sure you have the shortest possible code?
Sep
2
asked What techniques are used in solving code golf problems?
Sep
2
awarded  Teacher
Sep
2
answered Why shouldn't a new software product try to compete on price?
Sep
2
answered I program from home. What can I do to be more productive?
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awarded  Supporter
Sep
1
awarded  Student
Sep
1
asked How can I find a good open source project to join?