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Comment Re:Hmm. I think I've... are you kidding me?????? (Score 2, Interesting) 597

Mmm-hmm.

I've had to clean up after one of those guys. He'd crank out the first cut of a codebase, and I'd go through and factor out the instant cruft his stream of consciousness had spewed out. We actually made a pretty good team.

He was (still is) brilliant, but his codebase would quickly degenerate into an inmaintainable plate of spaghetti without someone like me, and he knew it. He told me as much.

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Submission + - Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's disease

CnlPepper writes: I'm sure I'm not alone in being saddened to learn that Terry Pratchett, author of the exceptionally popular Discworld series of books, is reported to have been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimers (BBC News article). Despite his diagnosis he is optimistic and intends to keep on writing. You can read Terry's post here.

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