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Great stuff unmaintainable code – ROFL πŸ™‚ Just some quotes from it :

  • Refactoring is a most emotionally-satisfying activity.Β  It is second only to sex. Your own inchoate intention suddenly shines through with blinding clarity. You must restrain the impulse.
  • Too Much Of A Good Thing(TM): Go wild with encapsulation and OO. For example:
    myPanel.add( getMyButton() );
    private JButton getMyButton()
    {
    return myButton;
    }
    That one probably did not even seem funny. Don’t worry. It will some day.
  • The XML fad has created a bonanza of opportunities for obfuscation. The basic technique is to pick a random hunk of code, then invent an obscure way of representing its logic in XML. Then replace the piece of code with an XML properties file and an XML parser. Make sure the XML representation you choose is so limited that almost anything other than the original logic cannot be expressed in it. Of course you never document the XML language extension or the parser. Nobody questions the simplicity of XML. Using this technique, you should easily be able to balloon 10 lines of simple Java code up to 100 lines of perfectly opaque XML.
  • Nest as deeply as you can. Good coders can get up to 10 levels of ( ) on a single line and 20 { } in a single method. C++ coders have the additional powerful option of preprocessor nesting totally independent of the nest structure of the underlying code. You earn extra Brownie points whenever the beginning and end of a block appear on separate pages in a printed listing. Wherever possible, convert nested ifs into nested [? : ] ternaries. If they span several lines, so much the better.

Stallman dismisses cloud computing as industry bluster. “It’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a marketing hype campaign,” he said – huh, i agree that anything which contain “cloud” keyword have too much marketing stuff , but it’s not really stupid. There’s too much marketing stuff in this area ( and goGrid’s guys are the very first for this ‘too much marketing’ ), but let’s look on amazon ec2 – it’s really great amazing thing – last 7 years my work related with various size cluster’s, and last year my “server provider” is amazon – and I may say that amazon is much convenient than any company-owned-datacenter. For my it’s big deal when I can get 100 servers for 10 mins and run some job on them. There’s too much marketing noise in cloud industry, but it works and it works almost fine.
ps. Another point for cloud computing – it’s Steve Ballmer on defining the cloud.

alexey pajitnov

Today is 25 years for Tetris – original game created by Alexey Pajitnov. After creation Tetris this guy deal with many projects, and staff of some of them were located in Moscow – in my very early days I work for Pajitnov’s AnimaTek as Ice&Fire shooter tester – I play in this game every day for 3 hours – after 2 or 3 weeks I told to myself that can’t play in this computer game no more – so since this time I don’t play in any computer game πŸ™‚ If you want to check out original Tetris – check out this Tetris rar package ( folks it’s for DOS ! )

For those who those who install skype under Ubuntu and get “Error: Wrong architecture ‘i386’” after download and run skype-debian package from skype.com – check out this usefull bash stuff ( just copy-paste it in terminal window ):
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32asound2 libasound2-plugins; wget -N http://bokov.net/packages/ubuntu/getlibs-all.deb; wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-amd64; sudo dpkg -i skype-install.deb; sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb; sudo getlibs -p libqtcore4 libqtgui4 bluez-alsa

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Marc Faber comments on USA economy : The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer/Software it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany. If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in US. I’ve been doing my part .
He made this conclusion in his monthly bulletin in June 2008, but for those who wants to help economy this receipt is very timely for today also πŸ™‚

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#include <stdio.h>
void main(void) {
printf(“Hello world !“);
};