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[#] Sat Jul 18 2009 06:55:31 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://www.fsf.org/news/2009-07-mscp-mono

I think this statement exrpesses whats going on verry clearly.



[#] Tue Jul 21 2009 15:45:05 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/A-Peculiar-System.aspx

I'm thankful I never experienced anything like this in my work.

Although it would be fairly entertaining.

[#] Tue Jul 21 2009 16:26:57 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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I sort of did over in the years of 7val. some specialists where doing tomcat & friends way back in 2001.

it should have become the management frontend to their software.

After half a year of two men working (one writing code, the other rewriting it "because of it wasn't good enough") and a long continous "almost ready" combined with a "doing by book"  the then not that experienced cto cut of the thing, to bring a php solution after two weeks with not more than 3 hours of sleep per nite which did more than half a year of java coding by two guys.

I'll send him this story, maybe he can give a laugh at it ;)



[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 00:12:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There are a lot of developers out there who want to reinvent a lot of wheels before starting the job they were hired to do. Ted Dziuba wrote an article not too long ago about startups that fail because someone insisted on writing their own data store, or web templating language, or object system, etc. There's never an excuse for skimping on quality, but sooner or later you do need to get the job done.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 14:20:17 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/A-Peculiar-System.aspx

I'm thankful I never experienced anything like this in my work.

Although it would be fairly entertaining.

I did.
I had an intern her name was christine. She was smart but she was in college and this was her internshit. Can't expect too much.
She's smart, no question, she's now a senior monster at a company I helped her get a job at.
She learned a lot from me, I should dig up her blog page.

Anyway to help her remember true and false, she instead used the contants pigs and cows.
no shit.


There were pigs and cows everywhere and it was really impossible to follow.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 14:30:31 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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quality, but sooner or later you do need to get the job done.

Yes except all the popular tools suck. :-) Must Reinvent All Wheels.
And truthfully, if you want something to do what you want and only what you want, you're not going to find it on the web, the big popular tool is going to be too generic to be exactly what you want.
Even citadel, you're using mysql right? Adequate for the job, but really not the Best solution.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 14:32:03 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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She seems to have blocked her gblog post, but luckily I have a copy...


Today I had my bi-weeklystatus meeting with one of my programmers...

Me: "So how are you doing? Are you finished?"
Him: "Yes"
Me: "Seriously? Finished?"
Him: "Yes"
Me: "Everything? Are you sure?"
Him: "Yes"
Me: "Great! So we can start the next task and begin integration."
Him: "Well.... actuallly... I talked to [someone] and they said [something about how the implementation of the objects is wrong]"
Me: "Ok, which object did you use to do the [something]?"
Him: "Well, I haven't actually done it yet."
Me: "Wait... didn't you just say you were done?"
Him: "Yes, but not that part."

So here is the problem with that.... "that part" is 1/3 of the project. If only 2/3 of the project is complete, how is that close to done? Obviously my management skills are so bad that I don't understand what "done" means.

I
am trying to be patient... after all when I was an intern I had a similar conversation with my boss...

Me: "I'm done!"
Him: "Really? It compiled?"
Me: "Oh. No, not yet."
...Couple of hours pass....
Me: "I'm done!"
Him: "Really? You tested it?"
Me: "Oh. No, not yet."
...Couple more hours pass....
Me: "Ok, now I'm really done!"
Him: "Thank God."

The only difference is that I was 20 and and intern. He is 40 something and has about 15 years of experience.



http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=97469639

I was her boss.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 16:53:26 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Even citadel, you're using mysql right? Adequate for the job, but
really not the Best solution.

No, we're using Berkeley DB. It's an embedded, non-relational data store.
Quite frankly I *do* think it's perfect for what we're doing with it. And its quality is insanely high.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 17:00:17 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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bad example then. so in this case, it's the right tool, but often, people use mysql, because it's there and they know sql, but really all they want is a record manager, but it's too hard or something, but then they find it doesn't do everything they want.

[#] Mon Aug 03 2009 12:25:01 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So I'm ready for primetime, I put in some ROT13 encryption so people watching the web proxy can't see what's going on, and I added a secret to both sides so you can only connect to the other end if you know the secret.
Now I have to do all that boring writing-up-docs thing, but soon, I'll be famous. Who else would be so stupid as to connect a socket over a http proxy.

[#] Mon Aug 03 2009 15:25:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Who else, aside from Lars Brinkhoff?

[#] Mon Aug 03 2009 15:29:23 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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asked you not to tell me that. :-)

[#] Mon Aug 03 2009 16:58:57 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Who else, aside from Lars Brinkhoff?

I couldn't get to the page because surf control blocked access to it.
so I set up my handy little packet bouncer to function as an http proxy. :-)
worked marvelously.
So I read his faq, and I realize now I probably read this years ago and long forgot about it.

but in a word... mines better. :-) Mine handles multiple connections, and mine allows you to connect backwards through the tunnel.
HA HA! So there! Eat THAT lars!

[#] Tue Aug 04 2009 07:34:00 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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xml is like violence. if it doesn't help, use more.

http://xmlvm.org/toolchain/



[#] Tue Aug 04 2009 09:48:12 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Progress: solving problems nobody has with technology nobody wants.

[#] Wed Aug 12 2009 10:06:34 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I did something like that once in lotus123 in college, it wasn't a pie chart, but we were supposed to use the charting stuff to make bar graphs, so I made a formula that figured out where it was on the spreadsheet, and make * or not yielding a bar chart.
The pie chart is impressive though.

[#] Mon Aug 17 2009 04:10:17 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Thats the kind of people you realy need to drive opensource projects:

http://news.php.net/php.internals/45294

 

take a look at his company site:

http://scriptolutions.com/php/contact_us.php



[#] Mon Aug 17 2009 07:39:29 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Mon Aug 17 2009 23:03:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yeah ... seen that. Entire blocks of code copied without an understanding of what they do.

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