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Unique

I need to be unique. Like a primary key.

– me.

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I like journalists

I like journalists, I think they’re like organic algorithms. Constantly fetching data and organizing the information for you.

– me.

Technical Documentation Terribilis

Massage parameters and give them coconut juice

Technical Documentation Terribilis

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Tcp relationships

Sometimes I think that human relationships are just like tcp connections. Sometimes they suddenly close and someone has to reconnect. Sometimes no matter the retries, the connection is just refused.

— me.

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My brother on Golang:

I don’t need to learn Go.

Because I do JAVA.

*Shrug*

– When he caught me reading the Golang tutorial – the new hype language these days. What a true Java bear.

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Dev confused about how to implement his API :

Religion is so far better than computing. If only we had some kind of prophet too, at least we would know what to do in advance. Seriously.

– Today at work. In the end, we decided to go for it and refactor later :-D

Job inquiry : software prophet.

Posted in Devsworld, Notes, Quotes

The Infometer Concept : Making information measurable

Introducing the Infometer chrome extension

In this article I will show you what’s missing in the way we process digital content and what we could do to improve that with the concept of “Infometer”. It is the rationale behind the Infometer chrome extension that I also introduce here as an illustration of this concept. Continue reading

So I am a heavy reader. My best rate is one book per week. I read mostly practical books that make me learn something and sometimes novels. My reading is consequently very goal driven : I have to understand and learn. Being rather a practical reader, I have developed some reading techniques that make me read faster, with more focus, so that I learn more efficiently.

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At 6:20pm today as I was leaving work, one foot already outside, the guy in front of my desk calls me :

Him : Elodie?
Me : Yes….?….
Him : Do you know regexes well?
Me : (aaAAH the horror! Time to run or what ?)
No, I leave. Yes, I might sleep there.
555ms left to answer…
Him : ?
Me : Hmmm…I’m ok. (Wrong answer, I knew it, I knew it!)…Why?
Him : I really don’t get this one. It seems like it’s replacing all the “n” by spaces.
I went to look. The regex looked like this : str.replace('/n/g', ' ');

Oh my goodness, than you I can run home ! :-D

Posted in Chats, Devsworld, Notes

@deezer

I just come back from a meetup at Deezer HQ this time. Deezer, you know, the online music service. And on our way out we were waiting for another dev as he went to the toilets. And when he got out here is what he said :

Dev n.1 (poet): Guys, you know what. I think the water tap in the washroom works just like the Deezer player. I pushed it and then, it was like…loading the water.
Dev n.2: That’s because you didn’t use the water tap Premium.
Dev n.3 (me): LOL.

It’s so insane but so poetic at the same time, isn’t it? I never get tired of discussing with developers especially after two beers, when the darkest secrets of software development are unleashed (so many stories to be told here). Tech meetups are becoming part of my survival routine to get a sign from the universe that I am not alone : there are “others” like me !!

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Kate Harff hates the machine

about:kate ♥

This is one of the discoveries of my summer : “about:kate“. It’s a German tv series about a young woman who gets herself in a psychiatric hospital to cure her depression and her only portal to the real world is through the Internet and Facebook. No, wait! Where are you going?! It’s not as bad as it sounds !

Kate Harff

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