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bio website glasnt.com
location Sydney, Australia
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Mar
24
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
Worse again, a for user_age? Really?
Mar
22
comment Is “funny commenting” a bad practice or not?
+1 clever, as long as it does no harm. Putting stop() //hammertime at every instance of stop isn't funny.
Mar
20
comment What programming languages should every computer science student be taught?
Assembly and Prolog are brilliant for teaching programmers - they emphasis the fact that Java/C++/C# isn't the 'worst thing ever' :p (Just kidding, I loved these languages. So much fun)
Mar
7
comment “Half of everything you know will be obsolete in 18-24 months” = ( True, or False? )
Statement = (True or False) Yes.
Mar
3
comment I don't really understand “Backend/Serverside” when it comes to web-development?
You didn't use freehand circles. :(
Feb
23
comment Is Prolog professionally useful?
Prolog (and poplog) are very good for AI coding. If you're not doing AI related things professionally/seriously, you may not use it at all. Like how a non-engineer may never use MATLAB seriously.
Feb
18
comment Teamwork 101 for the solo newbie
You're incorporating it after checking that their code works right? You have checks in place do you're making sure that you're not making everything break if you incorporate it?
Feb
17
comment Professionalism of online username / handle
I rebranded 7 years ago, now I'm this alias everywhere. Looking back at my old aliases, there's not a lot left. Good old bit-rot :)
Feb
17
comment How to explain a layperson why a developer should not be interrupted while neck-deep in coding?
I can imagine Wally from Dilbert using that analogy, then actually using it as an excuse to fall asleep and not be disturbed at work :p
Feb
3
comment Dealing with frustration when things don't work
Rubber Duck Debugging? pfft. I keep a Debugging Goomba on my desk for just this reason, ducks are better for the project management side of things.
Jan
10
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages to using your real name online?
@PaulButcher except when you find that one site you haven't signed up to where your "unique alias" is already taken (I tried to sign up to reddit, my username was already taken) sigh.
Dec
20
comment Why would you hire in-house software developers instead of outsourcing them to develop a product for your company?
I like how you outsourced your homework question :p
Nov
23
comment What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem?
Ah, I see the issue w/#4. Your documents only have one keyword per row, so you can't have a cell equal both "Blue" and "Yellow" taps knows knowingly
Nov
23
comment Code formatting SQL queries
@m.edmondson : Source control will show differences between versions of code per line. So having multiple columns on one line will not display a nice difference compared to having columns on separate lines, thereby an easier way to see what columns have changed between versions. (This is true for the nice Perforce Visual source control anyway. Git might still look boring)
Oct
4
comment What is a good way to pick up where you left off?
I do that, except it's a bit confusing when you see //MODDatestamp try looking at foo to fix bar on an actual paper notebook, when coming in on a monday morning. I found this just now, and I have no idea what the heck I was thinking.
Sep
29
comment What would be a few ideas/concepts from programming that I can have on paper and hang on a wall as art?
Unless there's a Noob Sea in LotR, it's not :p It's a map of online communities imgs.xkcd.com/comics/online_communities.png < high res copy of xkcd.com/256
Sep
29
comment What would be a few ideas/concepts from programming that I can have on paper and hang on a wall as art?
@MarkC On the blogosphere. tinyurl.com/6arsp8
Sep
27
comment Has programming for a living ruined your ability to enjoy technology?
"I am invincible!"
Sep
23
comment Why are there so few female programmers?
Because if all programmers were female, every program would be bug-free, and the role of the programmer irrelevant ;)
Sep
12
comment How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?
I have 2 x 19"(wide) at work too. It's a downgrade from 2x22" 4:3 monitors, and I have to say, I prefer 2 x 4:3 as opposed to 2 widescreen. Maybe it's just the lack of height I'm missing (the monitors can't rotate on their stands, unfortunately)