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@Nir Alfasi If you call being pulled over by a cop "routine", you have more important things to worry about than a to do list.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2012 on Todon't at Coding Horror
Also, Happy Programmer's Day.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2012 on Computer Crime, Then and Now at Coding Horror
I got a Dell u2410 monitor (24" 1920x1200 IPS) just this past spring, but returned it for various reasons (a bit bright, old TN monitors seemed to display dark color/detail better, went to gray when looking at it diagonally (better viewing angles my butt)). Over the past month or 2, I've got 2 Acer B243PWL monitors (24" 1920x1200 IPS LED backlit). Much better and look great! Took my old monitors into work.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2012 on The IPS LCD Revolution at Coding Horror
I've mostly only ever seen Java code Egyptian style. I often use a variant on the Yoda conditional, to prevent null pointer exceptions: "Some string".equals(aBean.getMightBeNullButDontCareString());
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2012 on New Programming Jargon at Coding Horror
I support the lossless strategy many have presented. I keep everything from Bandcamp in FLAC, and am considering reripping what few CDs I have (comparatively to most people) to FLAC. As for the rest of my collection, 80+% is in Ogg Vorbis, much of it from Jamendo. I often pass up downloading MP3 if another format is available, due to MP3's age and technical inferiority. Storage and trnasfer is cheap nowadays. (until all your factories are belong to flood!)
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2012 on The Great MP3 Bitrate Experiment at Coding Horror
I've never really had a use for Lorem Ipsum. If I did, I might use my random sentence generator instead. Most of the time, it's nonsense (Wanton bedrooms had been tasting outward superb.) but occasionally it speaks the truth (Authorities fail.) or has something almost profound (The valid teaching will have related.).
Toggle Commented May 20, 2012 on The Eternal Lorem Ipsum at Coding Horror
Jeff, I fully disagree with your post. It assumes that 'learning to code' implies applying coding skills to a career. What if he wants to have a new hobby or broaden his thinking? One should never broadly say 'don't learn to X' to some useful activity. This is the same kind of thinking that brings on fear, dark ages, and lack of innovation. BOC's cooking analogy nailed what I'm saying.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2012 on Please Don't Learn to Code at Coding Horror
Why on earth would I want to buy a new system that I would use most of the time with about as much power as a 5 year old (now outdated) PC and a display that's even smaller? Granted, the higher PPI sure looks good, but I like bigger displays of sufficient resolution more than smaller displays with insane resolution. I remember reading somewhere: why am I watching netflix on a tiny ipad when there's a 50" TV in front of me? Again, hard to imagine any kind of serious content creation on these things. I've never heard of anyone editing video on an ipad. Coding might end up with me stabbing someone, and virtualization certainly isn't happening either. And speaking of post-pc sales numbers, why are post-pc devices being thrown into pc sales (therefore making Apple the #1 pc company in terms of sales)? Either they are PCs, or they are post-pcs and don't throw them in with pcs. Just goes to show that the entire news culture is part of the Apple cult. It sickens me that it's headline making news when there's a new Macbook pro/air/imac/mac pro (or even if there's a shortage of them), but no one gives a crap whenever there's a new Dell XPS or HP notebook.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2012 on Welcome to the Post PC Era at Coding Horror
@Courtney, @Ryan Only the mid and low end Sandy Bridge CPUs are out. The triple (even quad) channel Sandy Bridges should be coming early next year, with socket 2011. And from what I read some time ago, 3 channels was not substantially better than 2, unlike 2 vs 1.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2011 on Building a PC, Part VII: Rebooting at Coding Horror
@Quppa I choose the nonK 2600 for that exact reason, but I have no benchmarks. Plus I had no desire to overclock, and this was a micro ATX system I was building. I also choose an H67 board, figuring that the integrated graphics would come in handy when I put this machine in for server duties.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2011 on Building a PC, Part VII: Rebooting at Coding Horror
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