Author Archives: Tim King

Perl 6’s Top 3 Coolest Features

Perl 6 has some really cool features. Features I’d like to use in production projects. But is Perl 6 suitable for production? I keep hearing, no, because it’s unstable, the spec is still being hammered out, there are still too … Continue reading

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This Site Is Such a Hack

I’ve been wanting to set up a software-development blog for some time. And for some time I’ve been wrestling with the pains of managing multiple WordPress blogs. Back in the day, when I had just my writing blog and a … Continue reading

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State-of-the-Art Computer Folklore (part 5)

This is part 5 in my series of how the Mac reminded me why I fell in love with software development, and why it still matters. While reading Andy Hertzfeld’s anecdotes (and those of his colleagues) of designing the original … Continue reading

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State-of-the-Art Computer Folklore (part 4)

This is part 4 in my series of how the Mac reminded me why I fell in love with software development, and why it still matters. While reading Andy Hertzfeld’s anecdotes (and those of his colleagues) of designing the original … Continue reading

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State-of-the-Art Computer Folklore (part 3)

This is part 3 in my series of how the Mac reminded me why I fell in love with software development, and why it still matters. While reading Andy Hertzfeld’s anecdotes (and those of his colleagues) of designing the original … Continue reading

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State-of-the-Art Computer Folklore (part 2)

This is part 2 in my series of how the Mac reminded me why I fell in love with software development, and why it still matters. While reading Andy Hertzfeld’s anecdotes (and those of his colleagues) of designing the original … Continue reading

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State-of-the-Art Computer Folklore

A couple weeks ago, I was reading through Andy Hertzfeld’s anecdotes at FolkLore.org, about how he and his colleagues developed the original Macintosh. These stories brought me back, first to nostalgic times, then to a nostalgic purpose. I remembered all … Continue reading

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Depression and the Software Developer: Smiling in the Piss Pot

Developing software is supposed to be one of the best jobs available, because it uses creativity, and it requires professional independence. And those software jobs are out there. But some of us are not currently working one of those jobs. … Continue reading

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Software Development: a Love-Hate Relationship

I wasn’t intending to post anything today. But catching up on blog comments, I read a comment thread between Darryl (whom I don’t think I know) and David (whom I do know, in real life), comments on a post about … Continue reading

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Depression and the Software Developer: The Last Straw (Conclusion)

Another part of this series of posts, “Depression and the Software Developer.” This latest story I started on Monday, part 4 of “Depression and the Software Developer”. [Note: You can read the story from the beginning in order to catch … Continue reading

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