Oct. 2013

Last Modified: Thu Oct 24 14:04:49 UTC 2013

Software Quality? 2013-10-24 [Thu] 22:54

How can you measure the quality of a black box? Well, quality is, to some extent, trust.

Humility and Enthusiasm 2013-10-16 [Wed] 21:00

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
-- Richard Feynman
The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull.
-- Edsgar Dijkstra

I like Dijkstra and Feynman, and both people have common traits: some humility about human intelligence and a great enthusiasm about it. In case of Feynman, he is also a personification of curiosity.

Genius Idea 2013-10-14 [Mon] 18:15

NSA should run their nationwide ISP. It should be affordable to anyone and they can totally monitor it. Sounds like a win-win situation.

ココア寿限無 (Cocoa Jugemu) 2013-10-04 [Fri] 18:57

Here's one of the longest method signature in Cocoa API.


(Jugemu is a classic joke story that features a ridiculously long name. It is also a Japanese name of character Lakitu in Mario games.)

I Just Came Up With the Best Abbreviation... 2013-10-02 [Wed] 22:24

ObamaCare = オバケ (Obake, Ghost)

Don't Limit Letters for Passwords, Yo Dumba55 2013-10-02 [Wed] 19:01


Confidential Statistics 2013-10-02 [Wed] 18:46

The other day, I thought I would measure how many lines of code I produce on an average day at work. And it turned out that my maximum speed is about 300 to 400 lines of semi-quality code. Again, this is the maximum speed. The average speed is about 100 lines of code per day. This doesn't seem to depend on a programming language.

All this is not that bad.


Worst Idea (Part 2) 2013-10-02 [Wed] 18:42

So, I came up with this after seeing this idea.

You copy a random text/image on the Internet and paste it in an editor. And it says:

ERROR: You're not allowed to remix this copyrighted material.

Worst Idea (Part 1) 2013-10-02 [Wed] 18:41

$ awk -F sep
$ sort -t sep
$ cut -d sep

Yusuke Shinyama
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