Software Developer and GNU/Linux specialist

Category Archives: Development

Development is not specifically code-related, though in fact it ends up that way for me usually.

Choice overload

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 […]

Double- versus triple-equals comparators in Javascript

If you’ve never run across the distinction between double-equal and triple-equal comparators, don’t worry. You will sooner or later, because they appear in several languages. Here I’d like to focus on Javascript, because I believe it characterizes a common distinction between the two types. In a nutshell (and who was it who said that anything […]

Toward an Abstraction of the “Facebook Idea”

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 […]