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For Automated Testing, Better Alternatives To DOS Batch Files?

descil Re:Use a Makefile (426 comments)

Thanks :D

more than 4 years ago
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For Automated Testing, Better Alternatives To DOS Batch Files?

descil Use a Makefile (426 comments)

Since you're doing tests, your tests should have outputs, so use a makefile. This will allow you to test only things that have changed, since makefiles have built-in timestamp checking. For instance, let's say you have a series of ".test" files, and ".output" files, and a command "runtest" that runs your test, you can use a makefile like this:

TARGETS = one.output two.output three.output

all: $(TARGETS)
    cat *output > /dev/printer

%.output: %.test
     runtest $<

more than 4 years ago
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Ted Dziuba Says, "I Don't Code In My Free Time"

descil Re:Ted Dziuba (619 comments)

At least it's about programming. Let's look at some of the other Slashdot topics today...

FOSS denies sexism
Slashdot rules upgraded
Vista Didn't Suck
Remember that Cloud with the Thunderbolts?
Robot Spiders ... in your ass, so your doc doesn't have to smell you. expect mild discomfort
Piracy!
Insecurity
Fake Brain That Doesn't Work Open Sores'd
Reading linked to Skin Cancer by solar e-Book
Euro's take over space, guns that don't kill

So much technology, so little science. So much politics, so little engineering. That's slashdot for you - it's the cultural aspects of a very logic-ridden community. A little piece about a programmer, even a fool corporate whore programmer who stands for ridiculous anti-programming principles, is appreciated by this little one, at least.

more than 5 years ago
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Ted Dziuba Says, "I Don't Code In My Free Time"

descil Re:Ted Dziuba (619 comments)

He's a model for embellishing beneficial corporate stereotypes. It's also best not to start programming until you enter college, and then only as necessary for your appropriate classes. Wouldn't want to clutter up your brain with worthless languages now would Inc?

Working at home takes energy you could be giving to the Corp. If you insist on working on your off-time, at least work on a side-project for your own job like a person who truly appreciates his job. No more of this dilly dallying making social networks, video games, and suspicious network tunnels at home; optimize Billy Joel's three-year-old equipment maintenance prediction system, written in ASP! What, you don't like ASP? Fuck, you must be one of those kids who learned to program when he was 3 and always thought he was better than Inc's trained monkeys, just because he knew how a for loop works! The arrogance, the boastfullness, the lack of respect for proper tried and true authority is simply outstanding!

.... so, that's why.

more than 5 years ago
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Ted Dziuba Says, "I Don't Code In My Free Time"

descil Re:Coding in your spare time shows an interest.. (619 comments)

he could be watching the scenery go by,

or he could be making his own scenery

You sir are a retard
Brain functions are a good thing
Relaxation is death

more than 5 years ago
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Using Encryption Garners Exemption For Data Breach Notification

descil Re:XOR! (101 comments)

It's not inane, it's sinister.

more than 5 years ago
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Re-examining the Immersion Factor For First-Person Shooters

descil what a useless POV (130 comments)


If it's not first-person then you're watching someone else, not seeing through their eyes. That's not going to be immersive. Stupid question.

more than 5 years ago
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Former Intel CEO Andy Grove Wants Struggling Industries To Stop Slacking

descil my worthless comment (235 comments)

Andy Grove is a dipshit dumbass.

more than 5 years ago
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Chinese Censor-Beating Resembles Malware, But Isn't

descil Re:Falun Gong (160 comments)

Wait, a REAL zombie? This Christianity thing might actually be worth some looking into..

*is slapped by a noodly appendage of the flying spaghetti monster*

never mind...

more than 5 years ago
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Does the 'Hacker Ethic' Harm Today's Developers?

descil Re:Apples to Oranges? (436 comments)

Mostly I agree but I would say that the professional way (especially in school) is not always the right way. Sometimes hacks ARE the right way... so long as you clean them up, later. I became a programmer first, then went to school for it, then learned that they were teaching me to be stupid, and left. Professional all the way, but a bit hackish too.

more than 5 years ago
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Does the 'Hacker Ethic' Harm Today's Developers?

descil Re:Hackers vs Designers - Hackers Loose every time (436 comments)

Thank you!

The original article is so annoying. Nasty nationalized stereotypes trying to make people think you have to either be sloppy or conformist. My designs are beautiful, elegant creations. They rarely follow any kind of "organizational development process" (except that I do MAKE a plan, though it only loosely gets followed: that's the idea) or "coding standards" (except in security, readability, and maintenance). I'm definitely not a hacker, but I'm not some half-dead brainwashed programming drone, either. Thank God.

Your writeup provides nice simple dichotomy with direct correlations and some minor humor, no hacking or cowboy shooting needed. And you don't seem terribly at risk for being accused of conforming to organizational development processes and coding standards, either. Cheers to you, particularly for the typos!

(ftr, it's true that I'm unemployable by most of the nasty corporations, being self-educated and kicked out of school for my non-cowboy, non-indian points of view. I don't really mind, as I still get paid enough by my lovely corporation to live by. At least til the project's done...)

-another american designer

more than 5 years ago
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The Path From Hacker To Security Consultant

descil Lamo. (96 comments)

I'm sorry but... come on... dude is just pure lamesauce... & his whole family too.

more than 5 years ago
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Emigrating To a Freer Country?

descil Re:Come to the USA! (1359 comments)

lol @ you. Nothing I said didn't make sense. But you're right, it does open your mind.

more than 5 years ago
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The Simpsons Worth More Per Viewer On Hulu Than On Fox

descil Re:Guaranteed? (191 comments)

I do the same thing, and it's a lot less effort than getting up to hit mute every time an annoying commercial comes on.

Why the commercials cost more: no remote control w/ mute button.

more than 5 years ago
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Emigrating To a Freer Country?

descil Re:Come to the USA! (1359 comments)

> You think the weapons that civilians have on hand can take on the best-funded military the world has ever seen?

Yes. Isn't it obvious?

> I don't think you've thought about this very seriously.

I think you're a coward.

> How many civilians have access to Abrams tanks and Apache helicopters?

I'm not sure what the answer to that is, although I guarantee you it's more than you're thinking.
But here are some better questions: How many Abrams tanks and Apache helicopters will fire at US soil? How many will fire at the other tanks and helicopters?

> "well, I WANT to do X, but since the citizens have so many guns, maybe that wouldn't be a good idea."

Hmmm. I don't see CCTV on MY streets. I get to smoke all I want and never have any trouble. In front of the police station, they sniff the air and then smile and wave. And yes, they're MY streets. You want to come take 'em? I don't care who you are, there's no way to do it. You gonna point a tank at every civilian? Sorry, the military's just not that well funded. the USA is BIG, dude.

> It is a right to defend yourself from the government, not an establishment of the power to overthrow the government.

Nobody wants to overthrow the government. That'd be stupid - next thing you know, all the rich people lose all their money. Yeah, that's gonna happen. But we can defend ourselves, in a billion different ways, with guns made of paper and ink and money, mostly. So yeah, we may very well STILL BE THE FREEST NATION IN THE WORLD. go us. f* you.

more than 5 years ago
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On the Humble Default

descil Re:Bah-loney (339 comments)

And here I thought the default motivation for writing was wanting to deliver a message. What a fool I am!

more than 5 years ago
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Iran Moves To End "Facebook Revolution"

descil Re:Iran (838 comments)

Please, define "you" in the above statement... also "fairness"

more than 5 years ago
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Finding a Personal Coding Trifecta

descil Re:pyschopath (188 comments)

Clearly, that'd be from the Qur'an.

more than 5 years ago
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Letting Time Solve the Online News Dilemma

descil Re:offtopic - font (188 comments)

The technical cause:

1. I think you have to be logged in.
2. Go to write a comment.
3. Click "Customize Posting Preferences".
4. Scroll to the last page of settings and there's a "Comment Post Mode." Mine is set to "Code" for terminal text.

The real cause: I'm a coder and this is the only font I read all day every day day in day out sun up sun down, so I think that the impact on my personality should be represented by my font as well as my grammar/sentence structure/etc.. kinda like wearing professional vs relaxed clothes I guess.

more than 5 years ago

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