Optimizing And Readability

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Optimizing code is generally an expensive process (read: time-consuming) and there are established ways of getting to the bottom of “what to optimize”. Thankfully, profilers are available to help with a lot of the guesswork, so it’s generally a good idea to make sure you work with one *most of the time*. Moving along, it… Read more »

It’s Officially Cold

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Say no more… Cape Town is the officially the new South Pole. Ohmygollygoodnessgraciousnessme! And yes, i am aware that it gets colder than this in other parts of the world… but trust. For us beach addicts here, where the sun fun never sets… the 3 months of winter we have to endure, every year, this… Read more »

Howto Help the Economy

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A bit of locally flavoured South African non-technical posting… on how to help an economy in need. Indeed, when the chips are down, and prices are going up, and the economy is under threat of recession; what’s the most tactful move you can make? Why, organise a mass-action protest stayaway that effectively costs businesses billions… Read more »

Snippets

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How often you store code snippets, only to lose them again? Often enough (or maybe you aren’t writing that much code). There are plenty useful routines out there, already written, some you could probably rewrite in your sleep without looking them up and probably aren’t worth saving. Others are gems that need to be published… Read more »