I’m a hair’s-breadth away from declaring that “The Deuce,” HBO’s Sunday night “prestige drama” about flesh-peddling and pornos in Times Square and 42nd Street in the mid-70s, is an exercise in trolling, some kind of meta-level commentary on the lack of drama, characterization, or stakes in, y’know, pornos. It’s almost easier to believe that David […]
Pretty much every link on my site was rewritten by Das Blog for logging purposes. The conversion to Word Press has broken all of those. I am going to have to write a utility to convert them and I won’t be able to get to that for several days at best. Sorry for the continued […]
My just-purchased SV102ED is my first “real” telescope and is a purchase I’ve put off for decades (ever since I realized what a huge $ gap there was between a mall-store telescope and a decent one). After a lot of research, I went for the SV102ED “clearance special” with the M1 mount, a star diagonal, and a 23mm eyepiece. I […]
I am in the process of converting my blogging engine from das Blog to Word Press. During the transition, please feel free to ignore such things as the “about” page, my blogroll, etc.
In the Summer and Fall of 1999, at the peak of the dot-com boom, there was incredible competition for software developers. Starting pay for developers with no experience had already climbed to $60K and then, in the course of maybe 3 months, it went from $60K to $75K to $90K. And that was actual money, […]
I’m trying to hire a couple developers. One guy sent a resume that looked great — degree in CS, C++ experience, a year with Ruby in Rails. So I sent him a simple programming exercise. I sent him the testcases. He shoots back an answer. I open a command-line, type ruby TestCases.rb and see this: […]
She was a good dog.
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I recently wrote an encomium to ResolverOne, the IronPython-based spreadsheet: [T]heir use of pair programming and test-driven development has delivered high productivity; of the 140,000 lines of code, 110,000 are tests….ResolverOne has been in development for roughly two years, is written in a language without explicit type declarations, and is on an implementation that itself […]
It’s been quite a year for Python, and Google App Engine provides the dynamic language a very high profile indeed. GAE is a cloud platform that is competitive with Amazon’s S3 (much like Stratos, on the planet Ardana might compete with Cloud City on Bespin ). GAE provides Django and other major Python frameworks, but […]