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...considered harmful > Kaizen Diary: Introduction

Posted 14 October 2015

I work on a small team - three people - mostly focused on maintaining and improving the user portal for a large non-profit startup accelerator. It's an interesting codebase, with some interesting problems issues...

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...considered harmful > Kaizen Diary: Tickets For All Work

Posted 15 September 2015

Kaizen: Tickets For All Work (Sprint 6)
(an entry in the Kaizen Diary)

This was the first kaizen for our team that I have a record for. Right away, you can see that this is a team with some issues: the most important improvement we could come up with was that we follow one of the most standard pieces of developmental rigor, and require...

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...considered harmful > Some Notes On R: A Dialog

Posted 23 September 2014

When beginning R, the user should expect a number of gasps of disbelief, face-palm moments will not be uncommon, and occasionally the responsible programmer will be tempted to take the language out back and shoot it in the head.

I'll get much of this reaction out of the way for you in one line:


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...considered harmful > Java: "Why isn't my input inputting?"

Posted 22 May 2014

One of the most common beginner traps in Java is the behavior of the "convenience" methods of the Scanner class. The usual scenario is this: the assignment is to write code accepting inputs of various types and process those inputs in some fashion. For example the assignment might be to prompt the user for a String, a substring, an...

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...considered harmful > Switch Statements in Java

Posted 22 April 2014

It has come to my attention, both here on DIC and in the real world, that many programmers do not actually know that there is a difference between a switch statement and a string of if-else clauses. This seems worthy of correction. You may have been told at some point in your path to becoming a developer that a switch statement is "just like...

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    30 Apr 2015 - 05:27
    Greeting from mireille i saw your profile today and i became interested in you and i will like to know more about you and if you can mail an email to my mail address ( i will give you my is my mail address i hope we can move from here.above. Mireille
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    22 Apr 2015 - 07:23
    please respond to my email; it's v urgent!!
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    11 Mar 2015 - 05:06
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    07 Aug 2014 - 10:36
    Very entertaining site you posted there. :)
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    04 Aug 2014 - 08:48
    Damn! I would have loved to go, but we were on vacation in Virginia! Keep me posted if you know they're coming back in the future!
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    20 May 2014 - 02:32
    hey i wondering if you help me with my python project really need help am willing to pay
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    23 Apr 2014 - 10:50
    Great help!
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    helpheimer Icon

    18 Apr 2014 - 00:12
    prevented my noob brain from melting multiple times :)
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    30 Mar 2014 - 16:32
    you give great help, mind help me with my cipher lab?
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    02 Mar 2014 - 00:20
    wow....jon thank you...i am happy thar i've got reps from you.... :)
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    23 Dec 2013 - 22:32
    Rawr. I love it when you talk nerdy.
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    23 Dec 2013 - 08:54
    And what's wrong with library cred? A well read man is a sexy man.
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    18 Dec 2013 - 13:35
    Gotta maintain that computer geek street cred.
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