Monthly Archives: August 2014

Learning Python the “hard” way

so my GF is a network engineer and OSI model. But she never was much interested in programming. She gets far more aroused reading her 3GPP specs. Wondering how to get her interested in programming, I resorted to some guerrilla tactics: While in … Continue reading

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The Code from Ipanema’s not working

If programming is like art, implementing business logic is elevator music. #!/usr/bin/perl use EverySingleFuckingModelFromCPAN; #use strict; #use warnings; print <<IPANEMA ¸¸♬·¯·♩¸¸♪·¯·♫¸¸♬·¯·♩¸¸♪·¯·♫ Fat and bloated and slow and unstructured and buggy  The code from Ipanema gets committed And when tests she not passes, each one she not passes … Continue reading

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The dream which made me reconsider Java

as a fan of C, Python and Perl I have always dismissed Java. For 20 years in fact. Until yesterday! This is what happened: As I was waiting for the compilation of the latest kernel to finish, I was browsing some … Continue reading

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Stuck between Imposter Syndrome and Dunning Kruger effect

It was recently mentioned the Imposter Syndrome is common among Software Developers. The post proved very popular among redditors. As a satire writer who frequently wonders if my posts are funny enough I go through the cycle frequently: if my posts make it … Continue reading

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journal of a Neckbeard

neckbeard is now officially described by the Oxford Dictionary as: neck|beard Pronunciation: /ˈnɛkbɪəd/ NOUN INFORMAL   1. A growth of hair on a man’s neck, especially when regarded as indicative of poor grooming:I can picture myself wearing these clothes a … Continue reading

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