New article: "Will Betteridge's Law of Headlines apply to this headline?"
Having seen some of the stuff done in web development (or any development really), I wholeheartedly disagree.
My pro tip of the day: if the machine is steaming, don't even take it out of the store.
My only option is to refuse to use IE
Wow! You're willing to make a gigantic sacrifice like that, just on principle? You're a better man than me... I have to refuse to use IE because it's a shit browser.
There is only anecdotal evidence to help counter yours...
The problem is not when developer (or team) A writes something, learns from the experience, and then rewrites it with all those lessons in mind. The problem is when A leaves, and B takes over. B fails to understand the mess left behind, and decides on a rewrite because they could certainly do better... except they don't, because they don't have A's battle scars.
I have seen this at my workplace - new developers reimplemented a core administrative tool and managed to reimplement a number of bugs that had been both made and fixed in the original, on top of all the new bugs they created.
On the other end of the spectrum, Emacs and Vim offer extreme flexibility, but they [...] can only be customized with special-purpose scripting languages.
So, what, Python is a special-purpose scripting language now? What special purpose might that be? Pissing off whitespace fanatics? Confounding Javscript programmers with sensible behaviour?
Nah, I'll iust have some board chow.
AUTO 100, 10
Suddenly GW-Basic is rivalling Eclipse as an IDE!
I assumed that would be the case, but I know that if I hear about a game and want to learn more, I go to the game's website to check it out. I generally don't browse around Steam, or even open it up until I'm ready to try the game out.
I like the Steam service, but as a game browser it's really horrible (like Apple's App Store, it basically takes a website and crams it into something that's not a real browser, and won't do multiple tabs).
On the Maia website, for system requirements:
OS: LINUX 64, WINDOWS. MAC SUPPORT COMING SOON.
Gee, I'm using Opera Next on a non-retina MacBook Pro... and I'm considered unique among a paltry 3.6M samples. On a site that's *extremely* likely to be visited primarily by Firefox users.
As a long time Opera user, this does not surprise me at all. I cleared my 'browsing data' for the last hour and tried again... a 50% reduction in uniqueness! Huzzah
For some reason, I always hate it when people choose an explicit
if (boolean == true)
rather than just
I'm glad those people have to hunt for extra bugs
Pfft. A single checkbox is all that's needed:
"Reduce effectiveness to comply with US Government standards."
It's so cute that you think a 3D FPS is "old school"!
Well they aren't malware
That's just where our opinions differ.
(just to be clear, I am joking... mostly)