I've recently discovered the joys of JSON output from CLI apps.read more
I have to maintain code and narrative documentation for compliance reasons at work, but I don't want to separately update the documentation each time I update the code! Luckily, because I'm using Python and Sphinx, it's easy to the automatically update the docs.read more
It's been twelve days since my shoulder surgery so I thought I'd post a summary of what I've been up to.
In the first 24 hours there was an issue that cropped up at work. The problem was caused by an update to some software released by another group in …read more
My first programming language was some variant of BASIC on a VTech Precomputer 2000. Then one day I discovered that a copy of QBasic was included with DOS and began using it to program. I wrote software to add and subtract arbitrarily long strings of integers (I don't think I …read more
For a very long time I've been writing code at my job that automates some very tedious tasks. It's not Python code, though! It's a macro language that has saved the company a lot of time and energy but suffers from severe limitations:
- No scoping -- everything is in a global …
Man alive, I've been working 12-hour days, seven days a week, for almost the entirety of March. It has been grueling. During this time I gained 10 pounds due to atrocious eating habits (like eating right before bed at 3:00am), my voice has become damaged thanks to stress- and …read more
I misread a recent feedparser bug report and thought that the author had mistyped a bbcode- or wiki-formatted link. Consequently, I wasted time debugging the code.
Turns out, I wasted a lot of time, because I spent more than zero time debugging the code. Yes, zero time. I was using …read more
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