Archive for September, 2019

The big news So, the big news: I’ve been hired!. This is a huge relief. I was worried for months that, having taken a year off for schooling, I was going to be out-of-phase and out-of-date with respect to the industry and of no damn used to anybody. Being over fifty also means that I’ve […]

Status: Floating Point Escapes Me, and Carving Seams This week I’ve been involved in two different things: the first is giving up on the Buddhabrot generator. There were two implementations. The first is the "Naive" implementation, which works okay, but is, well, naive. Ultimately, we want to render an image, and in the naive implementation […]

At the last interview I did, I was not given a take-home test. Instead, I was sat down with someone to do a pair-programming exercise where the objective was, "Given this collection of unit tests and this mess of a class, refactor it into something more maintainable." The class was in Python. I quickly identified […]

It occurred to me the other day that there’s more than one thing professional programmers can learn from kinky people: we can learn how to ask things of our peers. The first thing the kink community taught software developers (and other groups) is the code of conduct. Kinky people have been dealing with offensive, intrusive, […]


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