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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.

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

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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@mozilla

presenter : Any questions?
guy on beer (probably) : Yes. I would like to link to this video. But I would like it to be static. Can I do that?
presenter : Yes, you should use an image for that Sir.

@mozilla. presentation of popcornjs.

 

Tonight I went to visit Mozilla with 2 devs friends, we ate sushi and stuff. So much better than the pizza and beer combo traditionally fed to developers. Also, the web should be open and free to everyone, the web is yours. Yum, thank you Mozilla.

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Classes must die.

Sometimes the devworld is just as dramatic as a Greek tragedy.

angry dev : The code is crap. The servers are crap. Life is crap !!! We code as if we had unlimited resources. But the truth is : we can NOT continue to code like this ! There is just too much inheritance, there are TOO many classes ! We can’t afford to continue like this with the #”&-(^))9* servers that we have !!! *?’(à)*#}”)à9 !!! God help me ! AAaaA, I can’t…I can’t breathe anymore….
the pacifist : But, we’re not gonna give up classes just because our servers are crap, are we ?

today, right before my eyes. it cracks my brain.

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My brother :

I Like when my machines keep in touch.

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