September 9th, 2007

bluebeard

(no subject)

One frustration with going back to a piece of code every year or so is looking at something that's awkwardly architected, seeing a better way to organize it, and then not knowing whether it's weird because you were being dumb when you did it, or because there was a good reason that you've forgotten about. (Or whether it's somebody else's dumbness, and you've just had no opportunity to fix it yet.)
bluebeard

usericons

I need an icon for talking about coding and other suchlike things. What should it look like?

For that matter, I'm curious to know: I have particular associations for different icons on my account, some of which are probably kind of obscure. What patterns of icon usage have you noticed? What do you think they mean? Any you're dying to know about? What else do I need an icon for besides coding?