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21 Apr 2012 (updated 21 Apr 2012 at 14:21 UTC) »

I switched into a new career without having to go through such interviewing process, is that good or bad? And daddy still won't drop ACID. Is that a right attitude for multitudes of unsustainable US health care? How serious if we get the wrong idea of this data-related error that he refers to?

29 Mar 2012 (updated 29 Mar 2012 at 14:06 UTC) »


a conversation I had that made my day.

20 Mar 2012 (updated 21 Mar 2012 at 04:51 UTC) »

My friend's yahoo email is being 'hijacked' ( not exactly once I paid a bit more attention. They were doing the simple spoofing trick of swapping letters) . I called her and find out that she is not traveling in Spain. Also her gmail account is having problem as well. I suspect the scammers are originated from China and targeted circle of Chinese friends emails.



29 Feb 2012 (updated 29 Feb 2012 at 19:32 UTC) »

Apache Cassandra/Hadoop vs. Lucene/SOLR, what SEO problems are for these two pairs to solve?

btw, liked this banner at local friend's meeting place 'There is no way to peace. Peace is the way'.

planet moodle ? why all these different names for the same old PHP crowd?
19 Feb 2012 (updated 20 Feb 2012 at 04:23 UTC) »

had a lot of fun just now going through 'Higher-order Perl' by Mark Jason Dominus. Damian Conway, co-designer of Perl6 wrote his 'Praise for Higher-Order Perl...':

"It raids the deepest vaults and highest towers of Computer Science, and transforms the many arcane treasures it finds - recursion, iterators, filters, memoization, partitioning, numerical methods, higher-order functions, currying, cutsorting, grammar-based parsing, lazy evaluation, and constraint programming - into powerful and practical tools for real-world programming tasks, file system interactions, HTML processing, database access, web spidering, typesetting, mail processing, home finance, text outlining, and diagram generation.

Along the way it also scatters smaller ( but equally invaluable ) gems, like the elegant explanation of the difference between "scope" and "duration" in Chapter 3, or the careful exploration of how best to return error flags in Chapter 4.

this and that & that could be useful to me as well. thanks

I love mathieu in 'Rois et Reine'. Happy Valentine's Day.

selected from 25 fav quotes on journaldev by PANKAJ

* A good programmer is someone who always looks both ways before crossing a one-way street. (Doug Linder)

* Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. (Martin Golding

* Programming is like sex. One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life. (Michael Sinz)

* Deleted code is debugged code. (Jeff Sickel)

* Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen. (Edward V Berard)

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. (Edsger Dijkstra)

* Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it’s released. Beta is Latin for “still doesn’t work. (Anonymous)

* Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning. (Rick Cook)

* It’s a curious thing about our industry: not only do we not learn from our mistakes, we also don’t learn from our successes. (Keith Braithwaite)

29 Jan 2012 (updated 29 Jan 2012 at 00:53 UTC) »

xinput -list --short
synclient touchpadoff=1 ( turn off touchpad entirely)
synclient touchpadoff=0 ( turn it back on)

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