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Mr. Pike, Tear Down This ASCII Wall!

jimjamjoh Re:huh (728 comments)

Coding requires expressing yourself in an explicitly clear fashion, and that's what the current languages offer.

I take it you've never tried to read Perl...

more than 3 years ago
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Word Processors — One Writer's Further Retreat

jimjamjoh i remember your post! (391 comments)

I remember reading this post those many years ago and nodding my head in agreement as I read along. In college, I drafted all of my essays in Vim before importing them to OO.o for pdf generation. It's a wonderful tool for the job of cranking out text, but you're right that the ability to read what you've already written is distracting and antithetical to the goal of simply pumping out text, which is the novelist's first charge.

I think you've stumbled onto a very interesting use of ed here, though I daresay you're likely an army of one amongst your peers for your choose of authoring tools. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Take This GUI and Shove It

jimjamjoh Re:Better test! (617 comments)

i thought you were gonna say "rock star" :( :(

more than 3 years ago
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The Biggest Cults In Tech

jimjamjoh Oracle DBAs (397 comments)

Anyone who's ever worked in an org w/ full-time Oracle DBAs can attest to how fanatical they are in allegiance to Oracle, even to the point of ruin.

And it's funny, too, because you think they're interested in databases, relational concepts, data integrity, and all of this in general, but they're not, they interested in Oracle products, period. They'd quit before they managed a SQL Server or PostgreSQL database for you.

Cultists.

more than 5 years ago

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