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The Cults of Programming at 2007-12-31 05:51
by Mike AshTags: programming rant humor
In my experience with various programmers over the years, I've realized that most of them fall into one of several cults which describe their behavior. I've compiled a list of cults and brief descriptions you can use to identify them. (Note: if you're easily offended and think you might fall into one of these categories, please forego reading the rest of the article.)

How To Shrink Your Source Code at 2007-03-07 00:00
by Mike AshTags: link humor
I've written a handy article which should be useful to anyone whose C source code is too large and needs to be reduced. It outlines ten easy techniques you can use to reduce the size of your code. For reasons unknown to me, my employers seem to actually like it when I enter contests which revolve around making horrible code, and so you can read the article over at Under the Microscope.

Name/comment conflict at 2005-01-24 00:00
by Mike AshTags: humor content-free
Going through some code, I came across a function called AtomicReplaceDirectory. The very first line of this function was a comment that said:

note, despite the name, this is *not* atomic.

Isn't it great when the name and the comments are at odds?
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