abstractions will make your code sexy again

Posted on Fri 22 December 2017 in code

Abstraction is everywhere these days. Functions are abstractions, types are abstractions, classes are abstractions, even programs and programming languages themselves are nothing but abstractions. Abstractions are really the whole foundation of computing not to mention most human achievements over the course of history, really. It is a great tool to …


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on simple code

Posted on Fri 08 December 2017 in code

As I get older, I have started to notice how many of my childhood habits that I assumed had been useful and intelligent were in fact, horrible ones. All of these fancy words I had thought made me look smart, in actuality, often just made me seem like an egotistical …


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the magic of dispatch tables and dynamic arrays

Posted on Wed 29 November 2017 in code

I love C. Quite simply, I find it an incredibly fun language to program in. Even through all the weird, little Heisenbugs, the segmentation faults, the incredibly confusing linker errors, it is still my favorite programming language by far. You will hear a lot of bad press about C:

“There …


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on dreams

Posted on Wed 23 August 2017 in musings

So why do I want to be a programmer? Why do I want to work in software development? Why do I want to spend hours in gdb trying to figure out why my program is segfaulting? Why do I want to spend most of the day reading manpages to figure …


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license and patents and stallman, oh my!

Posted on Tue 08 August 2017 in misc

I love Linux and open source software to death. Anyone who has moved from Windows or Mac to this unassuming open source operating system knows exactly why: freedom.

“Oh hey, I need to make a Powerpoint, but I don't actually own Microsoft Office… Oh wait, I am on Linux and …


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just fucking do it already

Posted on Wed 26 July 2017 in misc

I don't usually like being around other people. I don't usually care much for interacting with other people. For a long time, I sort of told myself it was because I happened to be some sort of weirdo misanthrope, but after a while I realized that I didn't actually hate …


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on being a fucking adult

Posted on Sun 02 July 2017 in musings

for me personally, prose is the thing i was born to. prose is the thing i could do drunk off my ass in the middle of the night. prose is the thing i could never seem to fuck up as completely as everything else in my life.

but it's easy …


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on hubris

Posted on Tue 20 June 2017 in musings

a quick disclaimer: i am fairly young with regard to the open-source movement, and i suppose i am also fairly young with regard to falling out of a vagina one could argue, so keep in mind that there is a non-zero chance that the following could just be me prancing …


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irc silliness

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in misc

just jelly's joey ayyy


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