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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

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@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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Today’s pearl

guy dev :You know before you came we were told to behave because a girl was joining the team. We used to wear shorts and t-shirts with holes, you know. But now we wear shirts and pants when you’re around.

{ Tonight after work at my new job. Put a big smile on my face. Finally i am interacting with fun guys :) }

full disclosure : indeed i am a girl in a guys only team

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:D

me : So, are you happy all your private msgs are now public on FB?
my brother : Yeah that was cool
me : awesome. Now is the time to check everyone’s wall before they delete everything =p
my brother : As if anyone ever had anything interesting to say on FB
me : phew i’m glad i never told my secrets on FB
my brother : I put my secrets on google +
at least there is nobody to read them

enabled by gtalk. powered by irony.

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I’m a creep

This is the haunting music from “The social network” trailer. I love it. The rest of the Scala & the Kolacny brothers music is really good as well, you can taste it here http://www.deezer.com/en/music/playlist/scala-51095114.


me: I’m a creep. You’re a weirdo.
brother: we are the geeks, we are the champions.
me: :)

On Google new search engine

Google just released an incredibly fast new instant search engine, it was so fast I kept typing on the enter key not realizing the results were already there. Here is the consequent chat I had with my brother about it (he was eating fries at midnight) :

me : pfff crazy !!!!!
brother : i will take google’s slimming pill in 2025
me : yea but it won’t remove your existing fat
brother : sure it will
it’s google
me : but google doesn’t know about the past
brother : not yet
soon you’ll be able to search in your memory
2020
me : yea that would be nice
we’ll be able to set the search speed as well
maybe for some people it’s too fast
brother : yea i’d like a query that takes 3mn to let me make some tea
me : lol
sure
like tele-transportation or the train
i’m sure some would still prefer the train
brother : yea to have a little nap
would be nice to have a 15mn nap according to the difficulty of the question
me : yea it means that we’re sure to get the right answer, instead of always searching very fast without finding anything
brother : yeah
me : you have the choice between a 20mn search that will output you the answer you’ve been looking for forever or a 10ms query that gives you the wrong answer
brother :and it can take years before it delivers an answer if it’s too complicated
me : lol
brother : then it notifies you by mail when it found it
me : exactly

enabled by gtalk.

More seriously I will be glad to use instant search essentially to type my query directly in the browser’s address bar, otherwise it’s still a fancy feature. For the moment seeing the results even before I finish typing my query is a little disappointing when the results are not satisfying.

Also now I want the same for google search images.

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