Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rally racers and developers

Rally racing is an amazing sport. 10 years ago I've got Rallisport Challenge, the PC game published by Microsoft. It was a brilliant game in its category.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Difficulty to talk with human

I've remember sitting on a grammar class at high school when the teacher pointed at my shirt. It had the title: "puritanical euphoric misanthropia". He was asking if I know the meaning of it - I said no. And in fact I really wasn't a huge fan of people that time. For me appreciation came with the discovery of how interesting each individual person is - and how much we can learn from each other.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The idea of a daily time cutter UI

It's either faith or satan - but usually if you're working you have to make reports. It really makes sense, I see the reason of course, but hate it too. All the complex idea that I managed to build up in head is destined for fading out under fragment of a second - when I need to think about how much time I've spent on what.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Progress tracker in PHP

I wanted to test a very slow service today and realized it's probably gonna take hours. Then the obvious reaction to add some timers - also I suspected quite memory consumption as well so checking that also wouldn't hurt.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Language exchange meetup

I've been invited to the Language exchange meetup last Sunday. I had no idea how much fun it can be. In this post I'd like to thank Mark for his great job.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Order by on StatDiary

I've got a feature request last night. It was about the order of statistics. I was thinking if it would be an easy feature to implement.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Ode to compile time

It's gonna be a short story, I'm a bit drunk and quite tired again. Had an eventful week and if I want to raise one thing that would be the difficulty of quality assurance on a process heavy project.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

The contribution night

We're over the contribution evening. It was a Thursday evening and around 25 - 30 people showed up, I'm quite satisfied. I was also pretty tired but when it's about Drupal and other people you forget all the pain and turn into community mode :)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Concise resolution of truth

In general I believe no one can go far when looking for the truth. At some point we don't even know what we're looking for. It's rather a belief, some fancy idea that would be great to be true. On the other hand our most precise tool is experience and deduction.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Life after death: Selenium is up

Yesterday I was pretty hopeless setting up Selenium reports in Jenkins. Today I made it. It's not perfect, still missing some crucial parts but you know, if it fits it sits.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Jenkins and the pain

If you know what is desperation and suffering - you know where I am at the moment. I've got my head around Jenkins. I was never a server guy or a CI expert but used it on many projects. And there is a point where you set it up for yourself or an official project. These are the times when I realize I know nothing.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Contribution evening is coming

This week we organize a contribution evening where we help people to be active in the community. It's a really great opportunity to get to know the environment and all the possibilites that open source contribution offers.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

London - Soho - party and IT

It's Saturday and in London you better be out somewhere drinking and cheering up the lads. One thing I really like here you find many things that can fit you well. It's not like the only pub in town where f(n) is only can be written with imaginary tags. Here you always have your local maximum where every f(n) has i,j where every i < n < j is less then f(n). So let me tell you how I see Soho:

Friday, 15 February 2013

PHP and the Friday-brain

I'm not gonna lie to you. Today is messed up. This post will be hard to follow. I was working on a strange JSON crawler integration in Codeigniter. I had to map JSON object properties to DB fields in an array.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Moving to London

Couple of weeks ago I moved to London. As explained in an earlier post I left my job and "hometown" not long ago and came to work in the UK. I think it was much easier that I thought. It may be useful to others as well to share the process.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sleeping, you bastard

That's probably one of the most commonplace thing in the world of productivity and technology - but I do hate sleeping. Sleeping takes so much time and acts like a frightened hungry lion. If you don't care about it and feed it - then it will eat you alive.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Sloppiness is killing me

As a developer I'm reviewing or taking over codebases a lot. I had the luck to work on rockstar coders' masterpieces. I've learned so many. On the other hand I got horrible codes too. I have OCD, which makes the whole thing worse.

Monday, 11 February 2013

What to do with a Raspberry Pi

I've got a Raspberry Pi today to play with for a while. I was pretty excited and happy, I guess we all have that feeling when we see these small devices. Originally I was more fond of the Arduino family but I never against something good.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Go-ing to Euler

Somewhere you have to start using a new language. I found it pretty frustrating to invent example code. You can cut corners or be negligent easily. That's why I really love Project Euler. I solved problems here already using many languages: PHP, C, Ruby, Python and Haskell.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Four stages or relaxation

Sometimes you need to relax, it's inevitable. I realized sometimes having a break even if it's not really necessary have benefits. At least you have the guilty feeling being lazy. I guess I pretty much standardized all the different kind of tiredness and necessary cures. Tonight it's about the 4 steps or relaxation.

Friday, 8 February 2013

First month of blogging accomplished

I know it's already more than a month but I still should share my experience of the first month of blogging. It happened to be a really great activity with lots of benefits.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

First impressions about Go

It's interesting to see how popularity of programming languages are changing. Objective-C seems to be a pretty tough carnivore in the recent years. Well, iOS gained a huge segment and people love it. However for geeks there is Go.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

How to find your presenter style

When I joined to Pronovix we were all encouraged to present on events. For me and some of my colleagues it started with an internal presentation series. Every week somebody introduced a topic to the company. It's interesting to see how my attitude changed towards presenting.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

PresJS prototype

Yesterday I wrote about my ideal very-fast presentation workflow. As a quick recap the idea was to do no presentation at all. Making the research actually could be converted to slides. Let's see the prototype then.

Monday, 4 February 2013

The productive presentation tool

I took many presentations in my life. There are definitely various types that makes big difference sometimes. There are thorough, walkthrough presentations where you explain a topic from A to Z. There are the bullshit presentations where you need the zero to hero graphs and many fancy extras. There are always creative ones of course. However I like to craft my slides as simple as possible.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Data comparison on StatDiary

During my last day's post I realized that data comparison is indeed one of the most requested result users want. So I decided to add it today.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Some thoughts about StatDiary

It's ages since I talked about StatDiary. In the last month there is some activity, so I share my experience with the long term maintenance strategy.

Friday, 1 February 2013

The next big internet thing

I had a farewell chat with my friends with some dark beers and was curious what do they expect from the internet. It's a bit of a split question, including the next big thing and a personal wish. The outcome was sort of expectable yet interesting.