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marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 04:00 pm

I just received what I believe to be my first ever support request for a bit of software I've published. I feel like a real grown-up or something.

So I have it somewhere, the bit of software in question is my ion3 statusd script for MPD, statusd_mpd-socket.lua. It's a rewrite of the existing script to not crash statusd randomly when ion3 starts (the old one did so something like 3/4 of the time on my system).

(It looks like I forgot to include installation instructions in the script itself, although I think I did so in the announcement email...oops)

marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Thursday, June 7th, 2007 03:55 pm

I've been hearing about this "Extreme Programming" thing for 5-6 years now, since a prior boss of mine mentioned that he'd been reading it and thought it sounded interesting. Oh, how I wish I'd borrowed the book and read it then. I didn't, and I never really looked into it, but I keep hearing vaguely positive things about it.

I finally decided to go ahead and get my hands on a copy of Extreme Programming Explained (Second Edition), and I've started reading it. All I can say is, that is some fine looking Kool-Aid they're handing out there. I'd like to try some . . . a full cup, not just a tiny sip.

marcmagus: (regexp)
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 03:28 pm

"C gives you enough rope to hang yourself with, but warns you that you probably don't want to knot it that way. Perl gives you the rope, ties a noose in the end, blindfolds you, and stands you on a rickety chair."

"Don't forget, there's more than one way to do it in Perl. Perl also hands you a loaded gun, a bottle of pills and a glass of water, and does it all on a tall bridge. Oh, and a bottle of gasoline and a lit match. (thanks, captcha, 'burned', for reminding me of that one.)"

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