Tweets of September 2009
2009-09-01 19:32:52
@cbeust But isn't integration even worse? I couldn't be happier having detached SVN from RAD courtesy of SmartSVN. Independent tools FTW!
2009-09-01 20:38:19
@olabini Based on your film-watching habits you must surely be familiar with The Mighty Boosh. And Peep Show. And The IT Crowd. And…
2009-09-03 05:12:26
Today it's yet again time to ask: just why is violence so much more accepted than sex? See the latest in te GTA saga at http://...
2009-09-03 20:43:23
There really ought to be a programmer's permit. With the ruling criterion being Clear Thinking. I bet about 90% wouldn't pass.
2009-09-05 12:01:44
In the German Zone of the internets sites like or are only the tip of the iceberg. You've been warned.
2009-09-05 21:07:33
@springrod Would be nice if only they also would've adopted “real” class objects (with inheritance) or allocator methods (not the C++ new).
2009-09-06 18:23:57
Having a brand new Samsung LED TV is nice. Not finding a bloody headphone out on it isn't. Come on Samsung: WTF?
2009-09-09 06:20:28
Surprised that Apple doesn't get praise for squeezing the record and phone companies. Let them sweat, the greedy, lazy, arrogant bastards!
2009-09-09 19:07:21
You see, this caching problem is not a problem to me. I mean, who in their right mind would block such good looking girls from following ?
2009-09-09 19:20:40
I'm curious about this 'Genius' App Store thing. It sure would've helped if only they had made the search suck less but will have to see.
2009-09-09 19:21:03
Oh and one more thing: no iTablet?!?
2009-09-10 08:19:34
I will know that the future has arrived when the browser will auto-translate inches et al. Or when everybody will be on the metric system:-)
2009-09-10 19:25:35
Java vs .NET discussions are futile. It ain't matter which one's better if only one of them is really free while the other is a … TRAP!
2009-09-10 20:11:52
Being against Rational and Jazz in doesn't mean that I'm irrational or dislike good music. I just prefer freedom of thought.
2009-09-10 21:40:20
I'd like to confide that in seven years of developing software without type safety I've never put a Customer object into a list of Invoices.
2009-09-11 18:47:11
Ballmer's at it again: http://... The real mystery is, how can otherwise sane people work for MS. Even some (ex;-)friends of mine.
2009-09-12 10:53:03
Dear Jill Lawless: calling one of the great mathematicians of the 20th century a 'gay codebreaker' is kinda insulting. http://...
2009-09-12 19:50:31
@mfeathers Wow! Thank you - now I'll be able to quote you next time I'll be ridiculed for buying books for work on paper.
2009-09-12 19:55:04
Who are you all, dear software people who appear to have choice in your programming languages and how did it come to that?
2009-09-13 18:10:10
As much as I like OS X, I wouldn't trust my backups to Time Machine. A proprietary storage wired with automagic? Hmm… what could go wrong?
2009-09-15 15:51:17
The Zune that refuses to die continues to suck. Enter the HD aka the next stage of the debacle: http://...
2009-09-15 21:21:25
Of course the people I miss most from Twitter are @deknuth, @carhoare and @ewdijkstra (RIP). So important teachings, so little influence…
2009-09-16 05:40:22
There's only one thing I wish more than my employer dumping Sharepoint: them not standardising on Lotus instead. http://...
2009-09-17 20:46:07
@neal4d If only that'd be the decoration only! But the cuisine too?
2009-09-17 20:50:30
OK, just one more tweet on Zune. How on Earth is the HD being seen by some as a worthy competitor to the iPhone without the App Store?
2009-09-17 20:54:44
Yes, that would've been iPod in the previous tweet. Nonetheless, the three things one needs to win the mobile wars are: apps, apps and apps.
2009-09-18 09:10:30
Jason van Zyl says the times are against my independent tools. Eclipse, M2Eclipse, Maven is about the swallow the entire known universe.
2009-09-18 09:12:06
Integration == Indoctrination == Loss of Freedom == Suckage.
2009-09-18 20:44:34
@mfeathers Passing out-of-band data (in- and outwards) is easy. The tricky bit is the broken control flow. Here we need new concepts.
2009-09-22 06:40:33
@olabini That's so very true - though I feel it's a problem with complexity. Good solutions will always be simple and transparent.
2009-09-22 07:23:27
The story of the Gömböc: http://... (via @mfeathers)
2009-09-22 12:18:45
10 Reasons Pair Programming Is Not For the Masses http://... (via @obie) We're failing on about 6-7 of these at work. Scary. Sad.
2009-09-22 21:35:19
@timbray What I fail to understand is how no language manages to fully integrate the query elements (like db4o does, but more expressively).
2009-09-22 21:38:37
I'll know I live in the future when I'll program in a language where persistence won't be separated from logic by mapping artefacts.
2009-09-26 20:02:13
@mtnygard On the other hand, a lot more people who aren't going to see the presentation would benefit from a book… including myself.
2009-09-26 20:14:05
All that pain we go into for concurrency's sake is a sign of our concepts dealing with parallelism still being in the stone ages.
2009-09-26 20:16:31
A proper compiler/runtime should automagically sort those low-level concurrency issues out. It is as if we'd be manually optimising code.
2009-09-26 20:18:11
We should free our minds to concentrate on the parallelism inherent to whatever business domain we have to deal with. (Trilogy over.)
2009-09-26 20:33:47
Not mentioned in the TDD debate is the possibility of writing correct code without tests. It's the numbers that win the case for testing.
2009-09-26 20:53:23
@markhneedham At my company the order of priorities is: time, features, … then quality. Sad but true - what's worse, it even makes sense.
2009-09-28 06:28:41
Duct Tape Programmers make my ass twitch. Blame MS all you want, but the original codebase led to Netscape's demise. (via @crazybob)
2009-09-28 15:12:18
Excellent! Come to Switzerland, we'll arrest you! First Gaddafi Jr., now Polanski, who's next? Obama?
2009-09-29 11:40:43
Writing code without tests is like doing surgery without washing hands. (via @joshbloch)
2009-09-29 11:51:16
All in the meanwhile Apple keeps on showing how The Cathedral kicks The Bazaar's sad ass any day.
2009-09-29 15:26:29
@unclebobmartin Also, too low entry barriers. You don't become a doctor after a brief course but in IT it's “everybody can program”. As if.
2009-09-29 20:03:06
And after world + dog had their say, it may also be interesting to learn what @jwz thinks of the Duct Tape controversy. http://...
2009-09-29 20:04:33
Yay! Twitterrific just gone Twoosh again! My day is happy again!
2009-09-30 23:44:08
@timbray It'd be a start if we could eliminate sharing, locking and blocking artefacts. They are relics of the past and way too low level.
2009-09-30 23:46:21
@timbray But the real challenge will always be the parallelisation of algorithms. We'll need simplicity. Hence the popularity of map/reduce.


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