Today, Jason Kottke, a highly popular blogger, posted an entry titled Normalized data is for sissies. He’s usually very on pointe, but this entry was way off base.
From his article:
Something that’s always confused me is the near-religion of data normalization among programmers and database admins. Every developer I’ve ever worked with has told [...]
You know you’ve programmed too many hours in the last week if — when typing an email, you type "(I think snarkiness can be excused in this instance());"
Blogging things bothering me:
People who use the MTRedirect plugin to fight spam, but fail to also then put the commenter’s email or website URI in the title attribute [...]
I finally got Wordpress 1.2 installed as a dev blog. I have imported all previous MT entries. Soon I’ll put in the time and effort to get the templates set up in my stripped-down mode.
But, it probably won’t happen this weekend as it is a holiday weekend, after all.
This could possibly be the most offensive, horrible, and explicit piece of code I have ever seen:
Any loyal reader knows my thought processes are random and chaotic. Last night (or this morning, rather) I woke up from a disturbing dream. After somewhat processing it, my mind moved on to Troy. A short time later (and mind you, this was at about 4:30 in the morning), I had a [...]
So, you want to test string equality in Perl? You just use ‘==’ right? Wrong. In Perl, that will only test number equality which could cause a few problems and inconsistencies.
The Wrong Way:
$mystring = “”;
# wrong way
if ( $mystring == “” )
print $mystring; #will never print