Is TDD Dead

http://martinfowler.com/articles/is-tdd-dead/

On taste.

When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create. — Why the Lucky Stiff

Upworthy shmupworthy: a bookmarklet for sharing the original videos.

Today I heard three different friends complaining about Upworthy’s click-bait headlines obscuring original video content, so I made a quick little bookmarklet for sharing the original video links with the original headlines. I made this in 15 minutes after midnight and only tested it on Firefox– let me know if it works for you 🙂…

Code minimaps!

After admiring the code overview sidebar in Jess‘s preferred text editor during two meetings of Source Code Book Club, it occurred to me that there might be a plugin to do the same thing for me in Eclipse. There is! One name for this thing is a minimap, and the Eclipse Minimap View is just…

Queer Halloween movies

For Halloween I collected some (mostly) old horror movies with queer characters, filmmakers, or themes. I tried to dig past all the sexploitation movies about lesbian vampires to find things I actually want to watch. I hunted hard, but this list is all white people 🙁 The Old Dark House (1932) A parody of haunted…

Corporate open schools, hiring processes, ponderings.

How Etsy Grew their Number of Female Engineers by Almost 500% in One Year. Mark Hedlund, Etsy’s VP of Engineering, launched "Etsy Hacker Grants" to provide needs-based scholarships to talented women engineers enrolling in Hacker School (a three-month hands-on course designed to teach people how to become better engineers). A number of studies, like one…

Trying to understand layers and parsing in dojo 1.7

Putting out-of-context code here for reference, don’t be alarmed. This is my attempted modification of this great dojo 1.7 builds example to use declarative widgets. If anybody can spot the problem or give me hints, that would be much appreciated– the programmatic widget shows up, but the declarative one doesn’t. I get an error saying…

For Jessica: Sexy Ladies Let Me Talk To You

Sexy Ladies Let Me Talk To You by Justin Timberlake In the course of spending some quality time with myself over my 32nd birthday, I found myself cleaning the bath and having a 5pm dance party. Jessica Yarish if you named a Justin Timberlake song you would name it this, I think? I am trying…

Skeleton vs. Skeleton

Tanya and Bryanna skeleton dance party Phonecam late at night, hiding from the public. On the street this year, I saw a sexy Ernie from Sesame Street, with cleavage painted orange and a big homemade muppet head. That is art.

For Perseid season.

Joanna Newsom – Emily Anyhow – I sat by your side, by the water You taught me the names of the stars overhead that I wrote down in my ledger Though all I knew of the rote universe were those pleiades loosed in december I promised you I’d set them to verse so I’d always…

Anonymous robot lover, misread quotes, sometimes we see what we want to see.

Rivest spent much of his time at Stanford’s cutting-edge artificial intelligence lab, helping with a fairly quixotic project involving an autonomous robot rover. The idea was to get the electronic beast to roam the parking lot with no human intervention, a typical overly optimistic task for AI workers in the 1960s. Oh, rover. Rover. I…

Surprising inspirational aspect of the Chernobyl “Zone Of Alienation”

There has been an ongoing scientific debate about the extent that flora and fauna of the zone were affected by the radioactive contamination that followed the accident. No scientifically documented cases of mutant deformity in animals of the zone were reported other than partial albinism in swallows and insect mutations. There have been individual eyewitness…

Inbetween Days, goth pop poly moment…

The Cure – Inbetween Days On paper this is not a positive song about polyamory, but teenage me used to dance around to it and feel romantic about alternate dating models. It could be an aspirational song. And I know I was wrong When I said it was true That it couldn’t be me and…