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working in a team

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Helpful explanation of the difference between working in a team when developing software vs. working alone.

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16/11/2016 at 1:14 pm

Super bad phone number entry forms

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23/04/2016 at 6:50 pm

programming sucks

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You are an expert in all these technologies, and that’s a good thing, because that expertise let you spend only six hours figuring out what went wrong, as opposed to losing your job. You now have one extra little fact to tuck away in the millions of little facts you have to memorize because so many of the programs you depend on are written by dicks and idiots.

-http://stilldrinking.org/programming-sucks

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02/05/2014 at 12:09 am

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would you like to play a game?

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The guy who designed the arcade game Missile Command was haunted by dreams of nuclear war for years afterwards.

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20/08/2013 at 3:07 pm

career advice

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for software engineers.

Key takeaway: “All business decisions are ultimately made by one or a handful of multi-cellular organisms closely related to chimpanzees, not by rules or by algorithms”.

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24/11/2012 at 2:24 am

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javascript snooping

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Javascript for Firefox that can tell which sites you have visited.

Worked on my machine.

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03/12/2011 at 9:53 pm

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google’s developers

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From a Slashdot discussion on age discrimination in software companies:

Google’s giant R&D operation is starting to look like a huge flop. Google has never originated a successful post-search product in-house. The ad system was acquired from DoubleClick. They had to acquire YouTube because Google Video was a flop. The hard part of Gmail, the smart filtering, came from Postini. The Android software was acquired from Android, Inc. PIcasa was acquired from Picasa, Inc. Google Earth was acquired from Keyhole, Inc. SketchUp was acquired from @Last Software. Google Voice was acquired from Grand Central.

In-house, they produced Google Answers, Base, Lively, Knol, Buzz, Wave, Gears, Page Creator, etc – a collection of cool hacks, all now discontinued.

 

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03/12/2011 at 9:41 pm