Red Squirrel Reflections
Dave Hoover explores the psychology of software development

Dave Hoover
dave.hoover@gmail.com

Categories
All [Atom]
Craftsmanship [Atom]
Dynamic [Atom]
Intersection [Atom]
Learning [Atom]
Links [Atom]
Polyglot [Atom]
Projects [Atom]
XP [Atom]
Old Blog

Obtivian Blogs

Andy Maleh
Colin Harris
Fred Polgardy
Jim Breen
Kevin Taylor
Todd Webb
Turner King
Tyler Jennings

Archives

March 2009 (1)
January 2009 (1)
December 2008 (1)
October 2008 (3)
September 2008 (1)
June 2008 (4)
April 2008 (3)
March 2008 (1)
February 2008 (1)
August 2007 (1)
July 2007 (1)
June 2007 (1)
May 2007 (4)
April 2007 (3)
March 2007 (5)
February 2007 (6)
January 2007 (6)
December 2006 (10)
November 2006 (5)
October 2006 (8)
September 2006 (8)
August 2006 (5)
July 2006 (12)
June 2006 (7)
May 2006 (5)
April 2006 (5)
March 2006 (4)
February 2006 (2)
January 2006 (5)
December 2005 (5)
November 2005 (3)
October 2005 (3)
September 2005 (6)
August 2005 (4)
July 2005 (7)
June 2005 (14)
May 2005 (6)
April 2005 (8)
March 2005 (9)
February 2005 (11)
January 2005 (16)
Old Archives

 

Fri, 25 Apr 2008

Tweet Nodes

I ripped the WordNet server-side integration out of The Lightweight Visual Thesaurus and shoved in the Twitter API to create Tweet Nodes. It's still at total hack and only works on Firefox, but it's a fun little Twitter conversation browser.

Here's how olabini's Tweet Nodes look today...

[/projects/tweet_nodes] permanent link

Wed, 23 Apr 2008

Paul's Statelessness and Jerry's Truthfulness

I enjoyed reading Paul Graham's Be Good. I found this little tidbit of wisdom echoed the words of Jerry Weinberg'a Secrets of Consulting...
Being good is a particularly useful strategy for making decisions in complex situations because it's stateless. It's like telling the truth. The trouble with lying is that you have to remember everything you've said in the past to make sure you don't contradict yourself. If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything, and that's a really useful property in domains where things happen fast. --Paul Graham
One of the great advantages of not lying to your clients is that you generally don't have to remember what you said. --Jerry Weinberg

[/links] permanent link

Sat, 05 Apr 2008

Polyglot Programmers User Groups

I'm excited to announce the birth of a user group focused on exposing programmers to many different languages and providing a place for programmers to learn how to fit different languages together. Inspired by Neal Ford, Ola Bini, and our own experiences as language-agnostic programmers, Fredrick Polgardy, Tyler Jennings, and I are launching the Polyglot Programmers User Groups. Have a look!

[/polyglot] permanent link


powered by blosxom