Elf M. Sternberg

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People seriously use ChatGPT to write code? I don't believe it.

Today's experience with ChatGPT-4o convinces me that this codebase is absolutely not ready for use, and programmers depending on it will be in deep, deep trouble. I opened a file today with less than ten lines of code in a clear and well-documented pattern, and asked ChatGPT to help me finish it. It did not go well.

The most asinine technical requirement I've encountered

Status: Fixing The Buddha

The Psychology of The Psychology of Computer Programming, Chapter 1

What I've been reading this past week or so... SICP, Parsing, and Build Tools

Engineering Notebook March 20th: GoLang Stuff

Cloud Computing is the new finance sector, but not in a good way.

Orgzly & Syncthing equal Almost Perfect

"Huh. So UML is actually useful?"

Will there ever be a Flying Shuttle for Software?

Which skills? What disciplines? The pundits don't say.

Greybeard Geeks Are Your Company's Firewall Against Technical Debt

The limits of my abilities...

Menders, Makers, Mentors

Programmers need a class in aesthetics.

What comes next?

The weirdest interview I ever had...

Analysis Paralysis

A Small Contribution to the Coming Robot Apocalypse:

It's Not About Your Simplicity, It's About Your Audience's Capability

The Key To Coding is Re-Coding

I hate (commercial, retrograde, dilatory) puzzles, too.

Switching from Gentoo to Mint questions my commitment to technical expertise.

An "Ah-hah!" moment

I gave a lightning talk!

Projects I will never finish.

While I love Coffeescript and Literate Programming, this puzzles me...

Project Blockage

REST is not SOA is not JSON

Boarding the "Anti-if" bus

Is backbone.js important enough to warrant its own recruitment category?

I should stop reading magazines.

Linux, Flash 10, and saving Flash files


Syllogisms for the web development world.

Getting into the business...

This is not my politics blog, but I still gotta link to Fafnir: