About taking short-cuts in software development

Most people that work in the software development industry – especially in the video games industry – will have read or heard the following quote by John Carmack at some point in their career: “The cost of adding a feature isn’t just the time it takes to code it. The cost also includes the addition… Read More »

Pacing yourself using heart rate zones

Every now and then some of my friends ask how I prepare for long distance races, so I decided to write a couple of posts about this. Note that I’m not a doctor, however, and I’m basing my training on a lot of secondary sources. Alas, treat this with care and consult your doctor if… Read More »

Stop creating all those source code files!

Apologies, this is going to be a bit of a short rant, though it’s about something that’s been bothering me for quite a while now. Us programmers – we tend to create too many files when we write source code! But why is this bothering me? Let’s start by looking at some facts. First of… Read More »

Hello D World

A famous saying in the software development world is that “programmers should learn a new language every year”. I have not really done that in quite a while, for a multitude of reasons: First of all, I don’t think that one really learns a programming language within a year. Yes, it is easy to get… Read More »

Strawberry Blonde

After a long few weeks of bad weather we finally managed to get a brew going again yesterday. Iceland clearly is not the best place for outdoor boils unless it is summer. It usually tends to be way too windy, especially on my sea-facing balcony. Either way, this session was a bit special since we… Read More »