Saturday, September 29, 2012

Software developer productivity

Software developer productivity should not be measured in lines of code per day. Rather, it should be measured in litres of beer per day.

I plan to be very productive this afternoon.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Quote of the day

"Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day; teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime."
// David Leinweber

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Signs the kids are growing up

The Sears Christmas Wish Book catalogue has been in the house for two weeks now, and there's not a single page corner folded over yet.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Quote of the day

"When your hammer is C++, everything begins to look like a thumb." 
- Steve Haflich 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spell checkers are for the weak

Ladies and Gentlemen of Kitchener-Conestoga, aren't you proud of your MPP?

Book learnin' is for losers...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Why I need to stop reading code

const double JUNK = 1.5324E+19;
double x_dist = JUNK;
double y_dist = JUNK;

And later on...

const double JUNK = 9E15;
double best_distance = JUNK;

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Things I have learned the hard way

When emptying a curling locker in the Spring, do not leave a half-roll of Halls at the bottom of your curling bag, especially in the basement through the heat of summer where they are apt to melt.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Riddle me this...

In what other line of work could you ask someone, "Did you Jelly Bean the Xoom yet?" and they will know exactly what you mean?