Generally, stereotypes are bad. They’re useful only as a tool to fill in gaps, but most people use it the wrong way, which is they rely *only* on their version of the stereotype. Also, all software frameworks are stereotypes. Also, the sun was being dramatic.
I’ve been asked what possible career could I have with a maths degree. The asker usually already have an answer. Be a teacher. When I graduated from university, it was about a year after Sep 9/11. Finding a job was hard. My friends, driven to desperation, decided to see if teaching was a viable career. […]
So I’ve been working on a software project of mine. I’ll tell you more about it soon enough, but for now, it’s enough to say that I’m writing source code that generates source code. One thing I’ve noticed is variable declaration. There are 2 extremes. One variable used multiple times This is the memory-efficient version. […]
Jumping fish, lazing cat, right-handed piano keyboard playing and more than 2000 lines of source code written. You can try to guess what’s the music piece I’m practising on. I’m almost ready… and I’ll have a recording up then.
I’ve read many programming guide books and tutorials. The one thing I’m looking for is, “I want to do X. What is the code I need to write to do just that?” Many times, the author of the book or tutorial had mixed in other code or concepts into that. I want to know the […]
I was rushing to get this out. The updated version of my programming guide is out! I first launched it on 17 Jan this year, so I was hoping to meet the personal-and-unseen deadline of 17 May, so it’s a nice 4 months interval. Ah well, I’m the only one who cares anyway… I’ve added […]
As I mentioned earlier, I’m preparing a guide to creating Excel files using just code and the Open XML SDK. I’m calling it “Excel Open XML From Scratch” (nice name, huh?). All the source code (C# and VB.NET) had been written and tested. They work! Yay! So now, I’m writing the accompanying PDF to explain […]
It depends. Now that we’ve gotten the short answer out of the way, let’s discuss this further. Recently, Jeff Atwood asked Should Competent Programmers be “Mathematically Inclined”? I don’t get the need for the quotes, but never mind… The summary of his article is that the problems involving math that most programmers deal with are […]
[image by Bettina Ritter] I don’t really have a typical work day. It doesn’t mean I have an exciting job. It just means I can’t tell you what I’ll be doing the next day, because I don’t know for sure what I’ll be doing. What I can tell you is what I do in a […]
This is an article on observation and human behaviour. Faced with a situation outside a person’s comfort zone, how will that person react? Can that person’s reactions tell you anything about his base nature? Handling hot tea I read this in a detective comic book. In one of the episodes, there’s a senior detective giving […]