Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Google is taking over the internet one step at a time:

Monday, August 22, 2005

"Ruby is the language Buddha would have programmed in." -- Ruby is seriously easy to read. Lovin it.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Ruby and such

Ruby is a sexy language. I'll write more on it later, for now I'm just making my way through a couple of basic Ruby tutorials before I start taking a serious crack at Rails. Ohh, and I need to get myself a trunkmonkey

Monday, August 15, 2005

quotes My favorites: Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. -Rich Cook Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork. -Sam Ewing

Friday, August 12, 2005

tgif... kinda...

Gawd, why are some people so thick. If you were given $10,000 dollars and were told that you had to drive across the country (and you didn't have a car) or else something really bad would happen, what would you do? Probably go out to your local car dealer and buy a car and drive across the country, right? That's the COMMON SENSE thing to do here. You wouldn't spend the 10k on a bunch of random car pieces and BUILD YOUR OWN FUCKING CAR FROM SCRATCH! Of course there may be some that would do the later. One of the new major projects I'm working on recently decided to go from thick client/server to a web app. Great. I love web apps. Tis what I do best. A web app, 95% chance it's gonna be written in Java. Java web app... COMMON SENSE tells me the best technologies here would be JSF, Spring, and Hiberate. If you'd really want to, you could use Struts... but it seems to be dying off. Could also use Tapestry. Probably throw in Tiles or Sitemesh as well... and spice it up with a little AJAX. The lead programmer/achitect on this project is writing the web app in Python. At least that's what he's written the first few prototyped pages in. I guess he plans on re-implementing it in Java, but he doesn't plan on using any of the technologies I've mentioned. He's going to write his own, then make all of us other programmers work with his homebrewed tools/frameworks. Does he have any good reason to do this? No. Has he ever heard of any of the things I suggested we use? No. Why do people do this? Why do people want to build their own shit when there's stuff already out there that does the EXACT same thing, and is free, and is stable? Maybe I should start drinking at work. I think that would help keep me from getting pissed of at this kinda crap.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

A good read.

I want to believe:

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

My current reading material... I was finally inspired to start reading this after listening to David Thomas give a keynote talk. Posted by Picasa