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Monthly Archives: June 2010
What is it about mobile phone development that should attract people ? Please note that I said should and not will! I do know that there are a fair few people who develop games for mobiles and a lot of people are involved in developing applications for the iPhone, but should it attract people more [...]
I was writing something in python some days ago and I realised that python actually provides a neat way of handling function pointers. Or at least their version of it. Its called lambda. >>> a = lambda x : x**x >>> a(4) 256 >>> So that got me thinking! In how many languages could I [...]
As a software developer, we have to be both Michaelangelo and Sherlock Holmes every now and then. Michaelangelo in the sense that every now and then we get the opportunity to create something stunning, something beautiful virtually out of nothingness. Sherlock Holmes because more often than not, things go wrong and we have to go [...]
Over the past few years, my culinary tastes have swung from the food I have grown up with to the food I saw on television, to whatever I thought looked tasty. But as my tastes matured, I have realised what the phrase “Eyes bigger than one’s stomach” means. Over the years, especially after I came to Melbourne, [...]
I work in a young company. And by young, I mean the average age of my colleagues in Software Development is not more than 30 years. Before we went agile, our company had a policy of allowing people to work from home if needed. So all the young parents were greatly benefitted with this policy. [...]
I just don’t see trees like this and rivers like this in Melbourne.
In the morning, I had a very interesting discussion with a colleague of mine. He was writing a simple handler which passed an annotation to a calling class about which we knew nothing. All we knew that by passing the annotation, the class did stuff properly. For those fortunate enough to have dealt with objects [...]
So today, I decided to update to Snow Leopard from Leopard. It took only 45 minutes using the real DVD. I am about to migrate from Microsoft Entourage to Apple Mail. All seems to be OK till I try to compile a LaTEX document. What the !!!???!!!! Where did my pdflatex binary go ?? I [...]