This week’s meeting of the BSC had lots of potential for discussion, debate, and religious crusades — the topic of discussion was naming. Naming things is an important part of a programmer’s daily life. He creates a new variable, function, module, script, file, or other tool literally every few minutes. ... More
Now that I've started a blog, I can start criticizing everyone else's blogging techniques. Here are some common blogging anti-patterns that I continue to see time and time again. "What Industry A Can Learn From Product B" Ex. What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Air Traffic Control Ex. What ... More
This week I've begun in earnest to learn some Erlang and start using it in a meaningful way. At this week's session of the Boston Coding Dojo, we set up and started in on our [top-secret] Erlang project. One of the biggest stumbling blocks we came across was when we ... More
Improving Search Results With Search Operators Tricks you can use with Google, Microsoft Live, or pretty much any search engine You know, I'm a programmer, so I'm plenty used to typing operators and keywords on a command line, using regular expressions and that sort of thing, but I never tried ... More
I am writing a blog post and sipping black coffee in a cafe. But I Am Not a Hipster.