Designer vs. Programmer: Fight!

I spend a lot of my work days doing both design and programming, which is fine, except that the two disciplines are very different. In fact, they’re downright contradictory at times.


I finally buckled down and worked on one of my New Year’s resolutions, and the results are as underwhelming as you might expect.

Games on the Web on the iPhone?

Maybe we just need a little push to bring games and Ajax together.

The devolution of a programmer.

A sizable amount of my working life has been spent processing large quantities of text: generating it, reformatting it, parsing it, displaying it. Over the years, my approach to this sort of thing has evolved.

Dysfunctional Programming.

Ah, yes. Now I remember why I’m trying to get out of software.

“Resourceundle” is not a word in any language.

There’s nothing more fun than deciphering other people’s code. Especially when their Javadoc is in German. Poorly spelled German.

//TODO: trust your code.

In any given programming project, the source code is the only trustworthy document.

As God is my witness, I’ll never use JTextField again!

The really sweet thing about JFormattedTextField is the way it beats JTextField as a general-purpose text editing component.

Time keeps on slipping into the future.

There are days, like today, when I really wonder.

In case Vim wasn’t awesome enough already.

Yegappan Lakshmanan’s Taglist plugin does pretty much everything I ever dreamed of my own script doing, and does it for every language that Exuberant Ctags supports