The Conscience of a Hacker

Another one got caught today, it’s all over the papers. “Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal”, “Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering”… Damn kids. They’re all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950’s technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what […]

Write Less Code

One of the fundamental truths of software development is that you have to write code, but one of the biggest fallacies is the idea that writing code is your job.

via Write Less Code.

You are not running out of time

These questions are also why comparisons don’t really make any sense. Julius Caesar was weeping for all the wrong reasons. Alexander and he had different visions, they were looking to build different things in different times. Similarly, it was meaningless for my 17-year-old self to measure myself against a very different person’s desires at a […]

Lesson’s From Fashion’s Free Culture

Really interesting talk on how the fashion industry thrives without patents and copyrights. The video is very relevent to a lot of the news I’ve read about software patents and patent trolls.