Please mod up! Funny +1
OAuth is ugly to implement, no argument there.
Most of the points made in the article were interesting and seemed valid to me but near the conclusion it felt like the author was reaching bit by ignoring the refresh token concept to make the final point.
The threat of a hacked browser was a bit of an eye opener for me -- never heard that one brought up as a possibility while working on an OAuth implementation for a client.
It is a poor worker who blames his tools. The language is not the problem, it is what you do with it but still...
YOUR PROGRAMMING TASK: To shoot yourself in the foot.
C: You shoot yourself in the foot.
C++: You accidentally create a dozen instances of yourself and shoot them all in the foot. Providing emergency medical assistance is impossible since you can't tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others and saying, "That's me, over there."
Perl: You grep through a list of your body parts, shooting the bits that look like feet. On the first try, you don't shoot anything, and realize that you're matching hashrefs instead of scalars. On the second try, you shoot off your big toe instead of the whole foot (shouldn't have used greedy matching in the regex). Finally, you shoot yourself in the foot, generalize your code to allow it to shoot anyone anywhere, and post it on CPAN as SUICIDE::LITE.
Python: You want to shoot the toes off your foot. You ask your foot to tell you about all of your toes, but to please pause for a while after each one so you can shoot it. After you shoot, your foot begins where it left off.
FORTRAN: You shoot yourself in each toe, iteratively, until you run out of toes, then you read in the next foot and repeat. If you run out of bullets, you continue with the attempts to shoot anyways because you have no exception-handling capability.
Pascal: The compiler won't let you shoot yourself in the foot.
Ada: After correctly packing your foot, you attempt to concurrently load the gun, pull the trigger, scream, and shoot yourself in the foot. When you try, however, you discover you can't because your foot is of the wrong type.
COBOL: Using a COLT 45 HANDGUN, AIM gun at LEG.FOOT, THEN place ARM.HAND.FINGER on HANDGUN.TRIGGER and SQUEEZE. THEN return HANDGUN to HOLSTER. CHECK whether shoelace needs to be re-tied.
LISP: You shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds the gun with which you shoot yourself in the appendage which holds...
FORTH: Foot in yourself shoot.
BASIC: Shoot yourself in the foot with a water pistol. On large systems, continue until entire lower body is waterlogged.
Java: You find that Microsoft and Oracle have released incompatible class libraries both implementing Gun objects. You then find that although there are plenty of feet objects implemented in the past, you cannot get access to one. But seeing as Java is so cool, you don't care and go around shooting anything else you can find.
I have disagree re: 3D printing to die out in a few more years-- we were doing it in the 90's with 10' tall machines making design prototypes. It was prohibitively expensive for anything else. Now it's much cheaper and much more widespread. It reminds me of the computer's transition from mainframe to PC's. I really think it's the future of manufacturing.
It sounds like you've done the right things so far and lawsuits and name & shame are like firing off nukes, you don't want to have to resort to those as long as there are alternatives.
You know the client, your relationship with them and the future of your business better than any of us so you are ultimately always going to be in the best position to know what to do.
My nature is to be gentle but direct when confronted with excuses and would ask "Do you really intend to pay us? When?" Get it in writing or email, then when that date comes round, repeat. That has worked for me several times.
I've also paid a lawyer to just write a letter asking on my behalf about their intentions and what reasons they may have for not paying. Sometimes that's enough,.
They are behaving like weasels though. If you can avoid it, I hope you won't do any more work for them, or at least not without payment up front.
I wrote my first real program on a Sinclair. It was for TV troubleshooting and it took you down to the section. Storage was a cassette tape and the output was composite video for black & white TV.
Then I bought the memory expansion, took it to work and made a program for it to do cost estimate calculations. It was the 2nd computer anywhere in the company. I got promoted from cost estimating to Systems Administrator all in one go. I stayed with that company almost 30 years, then I left to start my own software company.
A few years ago I was telling that story to a client. He pulled a mint condition Sinclair -- still in the original box -- out of his desk and gave it to me. He said it bought it to learn computers and never used it. It was like giving me the keys to my first car.
If the sea level would just rise about 30 more meters or so my house would be on the beach, plus -- and this is a big plus -- no one would ever have to smell New Jersey again.
What has ever caused more human suffering than religion?
Look online at the software engineer and developer job descriptions posted by respected companies.
Then pick the title where most of the descriptions generally match up well with what you are good at doing.
+1 if you make an algorithm that does the match ranking for you automatically and can demonstrate it during the interview.
Atlanta, GA 1998 and I was walking around outside the hotel in the early afternoon.
Not a bad neighborhood mostly office buildings, hotels and a few restaurants.
A little car pulls up beside me and stops, then from the passenger side a guy opens the window few inches and asks for directions to some place, kind of mumbling. I said sorry I don't where anything is I'm not from around here. (yes, dumb answer, now I know better) and so I keep walking.
I hear the car door open and turn around. There's this young black kid pointing a gun at my chest. Probably a
He said "give me 'yo flip phone" It was on my belt (yes, dumb, now I know better) and I handed it over... then he wanted my wallet, handed it over. He told me to "turn around" then "get down"
So there I was kneeling on the pavement and I thought he was going execute me so I said "can I say my prayers?" All I was thinking was who is going to take care of my daughters after I die.
He said 'go on an pray you honkey mutha f##ka" and fired.
I think he must have been heading back to the car as he pulled the trigger because it hit me in the foot. I thought "I'm supposed to be dead" and laid down on the pavement. I heard the car peel out and I could see it tear around corner.
The bullet only grazed me and after I just had to use a cane for a few weeks (yup, luckiest man on earth)
"Rumors are flying after the Pirate Bay's website took a dive on Monday just as news broke of a raid by Swedish police on its hosting company PRQ – but the group says the two facts are not related.
"Dear internet. We have not been raided. We are not shutting down. We like turtles, waffles and you," the group said on its Facebook page. "Sorry for not fulfilling your pirate needs tonight. It's ok if you cheat on us with another site, just once. We know that you still love us, deep down in your cursed pirate heart."
There is, however, something more suspicious here:
Where's the Original SlashDot story that covered the Raid and Fall of the Torrent Sites? It also seems to have disappeared from the Stories list in the last few moments.
Are these two events linked in some way? Has SlashDot been censored somehow? Was the story Too Hot for SlashDot?
Let's all watch and see what happens next!"
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My personal take is that Gene Roddenberry was an alien whose goal was to nudge us in the generally correct direction without apparently doing so. To do this, he (it?) created a TV series called 'Star Trek' in which all advances we'd need were demonstrated to agile minds. Once it has been conceptualized, if it is possible, someone somewhere will eventually do it...
Best thinking I've seen on
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