Author Archives: lima
Have you ever gone to a library with no idea what you’re looking for? That’s how I feel when I consider what has happened to the computer industry since I first became aware of it (I was five years old when my dad started teaching me BASIC on a VIC-20 he set up in my […]
I’m standing in a room with a lot of glass and several mirrors at different angles. Looking into a glass pane, I can see my own reflection, but at an unexpected angle. It’s not my straight-on reflection as through a single mirror; it’s very shadowy (it’s glass, after all, and not a mirror) and I […]
This isn’t a terribly technical jaunt, but it’s one worth writing down. I had a problem with a select menu in a web app. The problem was that comma-separated input for the options of the select was being incorrectly parsed. For example, suppose I saved a record with the list [“one”, “two”, “three”] (formatted as […]
The phrase “Facebook Idea” has been coined a number of times, most recently (to my knowledge) by me. Others who coined it have defined it in terms of money alone: a Facebook idea is one that will make someone rich. I believe the metaphor has a better use than that, and I want to outline […]
This is just a test post to see what comes out. I just decided to start blogging using ViM, because I keep a lot of technical journal entries here. So now we’ll see if that increases the frequency of my posts. Ciao for nao! Posted via UltraBlog.vim.
Conventional wisdom holds that print statements are poor practice for debugging code. Proponents of this view, myself included, reason that debugging code should be a nondestructive process. One should not change the code to diagnose it, only to fix it. Under normal deterministic conditions, I see no reason to say otherwise. Print statements are a […]
We eat healthy in my home. That’s why my wife and I both like to start our day with a sugary, marshmallow-ridden cereal like Lucky Charms. Today I pulled a new box from above the refrigerator and prepared to open it. The thing is that I hate opening boxes of cereal, because the lid flaps […]