Ragged Clown

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Tag Archives: programming

Aug
19
2017

A More Social Software Engineer

That Google memo business has got me thinking. The author got himself into trouble for a bunch of reasons (too much logos and not enough pathos for a start) but I thought the core of his argument, restated to be … Continue reading

May
25
2014

In Which Sturgeon’s Law Explains Everything

In 1951 Theodore Sturgeon was giving a talk about science fiction when someone in the audience noted that “90% of science fiction writing was crap”. Sturgeon shot back that “90% of everything is crap”. This observation came to be known as Sturgeon’s … Continue reading

May
9
2014

Songs Without Love

I was wondering what songs are about. Most of them are about love of course but what about the other ones? Terry Gross had a dude on the other day who wrote songs about a bomb that went off his … Continue reading

May
11
2012

How to choose a programming language

Me: Do you know ruby or java? Other guy: No. Php and Javascript. Me: How about you? C#, maybe? Third guy: No. Just Perl. Me: Anyone know Python? All: No. Me: OK, me neither. Let’s do Python, then.

Nov
22
2011

Proudly Powered by Wordress

I was bored with my wordpress theme and Stu’s fresh look made me decide it was time for a refresh. This is my third theme and I wanted to go right back to basics this time rather than copy an … Continue reading

Oct
16
2011

I’m at my peak

The Hacker’s Diet gives us two tools for bringing wayward eating under control. The first one is the little red dot that says your weight is trending upwards. As you can see, i’ve been ignoring the red dots for too … Continue reading

Aug
25
2011

My Second Rant About Playlists

Rhapsody’s service has been spotty recently so I thought I’d try Spotify to see if it is all it is cracked up to be. And the verdict is… …it’s OK. But like every other music app I have ever tried … Continue reading

Jul
26
2011

Hacker’s Diet

I’ve been following John Walker’s Hacker’s Diet for about nine months now. I love the simplicity of it. “Anyone can control their weight. It’s a simple matter of balancing calories.” – John Walker Mr Walker’s book is a fun, simple … Continue reading

Dec
1
2010

Deal with this

I’m trying to learn Objective C at the moment so I can write my first iPhone app (this time next year, we’ll be millionaires). Objective C is just about the ugliest language that I have ever come across (and I … Continue reading