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Programming is weird [Feb. 12th, 2015|07:57 pm]
Beemer
I had a weirdly productive morning of writing no code today. Which is to say, I spent the morning busily researching and experimenting in order to figure out how best to implement a feature, and it was only after I had done that was I able to determine that actually, the best thing to do was not to implement it at all. So I ended up with code that didn't look any different than when I started, but it's because it was intentionally not added to, not because I just didn't do anything...
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2015-02-13 05:12 am (UTC)
I often feel like I'm engaged in Batesian mimicry of people like you.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2015-02-13 06:23 pm (UTC)
I am amused by the implication that I deter predators by being poisonous. :)
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2015-02-13 06:47 pm (UTC)
Well, management seeking to identify and eliminate unproductive employees can be modeled as a form of predation in which actually doing useful things makes one an unpalatable target for predators.

In an admittedly extended sense.
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[User Picture]From: siderea
2015-02-15 04:47 am (UTC)
This whole post and discussion is beautiful.
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