AboutStill looking for "Dr. C. Flippo's wondergids voor het ontwerpen en programmeren van je eigen Atari computer Arcade spelen" ("Dr. C.Wacko's Miracle Guide to Designing and Programming Your Own Atari Computer Arcade Games")
SkillsJS and web, PHP, Python, Java, Prolog, Ruby, Scheme, Atari 800XL / C64 BASIC
LocationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Joined devRant on 12/27/2018
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Ok, my RSA token for the next minute is: 740130.
Are you a L337 enough H@xx0R to pwnz my system in the time available?4
Ok, so we have the Spotify Agile Model now (tribes, squads, chapters, etc). I have seen it implemented in a few large companies, and they seem to be doing ok.
It's just... doesn't anyone worry about the product that came out of this great way of working?
Spotify is great as a service, but it has to have one of the worst usability/success ratios of any modern mobile / web app. You can almost feel the various squads doing their own thing, not thinking about the whole experience.
Doesn't the product count when considering using someone's way of working? Is the Spotify Agile Model the project management equivalent of Twitter's Bootstrap?5
This just occurred to me: 20 years ago, we were telling our parents: look, when you tilt your head, it looks like a smiley face. We use these instead of facial expressions.
In another 10 years, we may be telling our children: look, when you tilt your head, it looks like a smiley face. We used these instead of emoji.6
My dev goal for the new year will be teaching others, and I could use some help!
For quite some time I have been thinking about setting up some kind of community project in my area teaching people who are having a hard time finding a job in their field how to program, specifically web development, in order to advance their job prospects. There is a lot of demand here in Holland and as we all know it doesn't take much more than dedication, disambiguation skills and an almost fanatical fondness for solving puzzles to lead a very happy life as a developer. I'm hoping 2019 will be the year.
What complete courses can you recommend to teach someone how to code, that are fun/inspiring enough to keep someone motivated (and able to go to school and/or make a living in the meantime) until they can use their built up skills and portfolio to get a first job (perhaps 1-2 years)?
I plan on tutoring once or twice a week for a few hours and being available for chat the rest of the week when not working. I have enough experience (and curiosity) to help with any assignment but I do not have that much spare time, which is why I need this resource to be as good as possible, and to need as little extra explanation as possible.
My benchmark is the excellent freecodecamp, but I'm wondering if anything else is available. Bonus points for anything in Dutch, or anything that stands out by explaining things in the clearest way possible, and with great assignments of course.
Also I'd be very interested in any stories about similar (not-for-profit) initiatives, especially from a learner's point of view.
The company that I currently work for has a strict clean-desk policy. So strict, there's even have a little booklet that they have about 1000 copies of lying around the office everywhere. In the booklet is a playful description (with cartoons!) of what can go wrong when sensitive information is lying around, or shared with outsiders through careless talk, etcetera. Employees are encouraged to take a copy of the booklet home.
Also in the booklet is a description of the importance of having a good password. It mentions the required minimum (x) and maximum (x+1) length of passwords, mandatory character classes, and how often the passwords have to be changed.6
I feel a quick improvement to the UI could be if the Rant / Comment textarea had focus when it opens so you can start typing right away. Or is it just my setup (chrome / windows / pc / mouse / keyboard / screen)?2
When I was about 10, I used to read these magazines with code listings for programs, and the only things I really understood were these text adventures that I imagined to be of Zork-like quality (gasp!). In reality, it was more like the choose-your-own adventure books of the time (which were actually pretty cool, and had pretty tight memory management). At one time, on a vacation somewhere in the eighties, I got tired of playing in the river with my friends and instead opted to continue writing lines of BASIC in a little paper notebook, inside my parents' car (at 34 degrees C), trying to perfect a storyline about my little brother and his pet dog he got for his most recent birthday, fighting the cat empire etcetera etcetera. Weird looks, good times.
For all you Dutch out there, or other people who celebrate Sinterklaas.... I know this a bit late ( mustard after the meal, right?), but I only found out about this place today.
Anyway, maybe you can use it next year, and who knows there are other uses for it.
It is: a way to assign a number of favors among a number of participants, making sure no participant has to do the same favor to the same other person twice.
I'm sorry, I can't find a way to make this sound any less sexy.
The pseudorandom generator is seeded with the year, so you can use it every year and everyone will get consistent results.
For the Dutch: een scriptje om meer dan één lootje te trekken met Sinterklaas. Sorry, daar heb ik ook geen minder sexy beschrijving voor. Je kan de namen per jaar invullen aan het begin.
And then I almost forgot to include a link: https://jsbin.com/waragireyo/edit/...1
So I'm a freelancer celebrating my second year at this one client (yes, times are good). When I first got to my current (not customer-facing) project, lots of "externals" (other freelancers) had come and gone, "internals" had been assigned and reassigned to and from this project and nobody knew exactly what was in the (angularjs) codebase.
One of my first
"quick win" assignments was to see if load times could be reduced. After some looking around it turned out someone had used moment.js (with locales, 67k gzipped) for some feature that had since been abandoned... and then accidentally dropped it into the source folder, checked it into source control (svn!), from whence it was happily packaged by the CI job and released every month.