Signs You're a Crappy Programmer (and don't know it)

In brief, the topics covered are:

* Java is all you'll ever need.
* "Enterprisey" isn't a punchline to you.
* You are adamantly opposed to function/methods over 20 lines of code.
* CPU cycles are a precious commodity and your programming style and language reflects that belief.
* You think no function/method should have multiple return points.
* Your users are stupid. Really stupid.
* You take great pride in the high volume of code you write.
* Copy and paste is great, it helps you write decoupled code!
* You think error handling means catching every exception, logging it and continuing on.
* You model all your code in UML before you write it.
* Your code wipes out important data.

"You know those crappy programmers who don’t know they are crappy? You know, they think they're pretty good, they spout off the same catch phrase rhetoric they've heard some guru say and they know lots of rules about the "correct" way to do things? Yet their own work seems seriously lacking given all the expertise they supposedly have? You don’t know any programmers like that? Come one, you know, the guys who are big on dogma but short on understanding. No, doesn’t sound familiar?"

Damien Katz: Signs You're a Crappy Programmer (and don't know it)


The Naked Truth About "Naked PCs"

In the struggle between the different Operating Systems for market share, some interesting tactics have been used to better position the one or the other Operating System. This article looks at the misleading Microsoft drive to make "Naked PC's" look evil.

" The term naked PC is used by Microsoft Corporation to refer to a personal computer that is sold without any operating system preinstalled on the hard disk drive"

"Naked PC" definition by The Linux Information Project (LINFO)



Biotech Firm Raises Furor With Rice Plan

Biotech Firm Raises Furor With Rice Plan - Yahoo! News

"SAN FRANCISCO - A tiny biosciences company is developing a promising drug to fight diarrhea, a scourge among babies in the developing world, but it has made an astonishing number of powerful enemies because it grows the experimental drug in rice genetically engineered with a human gene."

When will it stop?



Social Consequences and Effects of RFID Implants?

It seems more people are trying out RFID implants in them these day.

Source : Slashdot | Social Consequences and Effects of RFID Implants?

Other sites : Mikey Sklar's site, and Amal Graafstra's site

Local references: RFID Implants

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