Things that makes me sad:
- That people believe in the antichrist
- That some believe it is Barack Obama
Things that makes me sad:
According to the Restored Church of God blog, blogging is evil. Some choice quotes:
In effect, personal blogs are becoming a shopping catalog for pedophiles!
Because this article is extremely important, some may need to read it twice and use it as a stepping stone to further study on this subject.
Whether or not it is effective, as soon as something is posted the person has a larger voice. It often makes the blogger feel good or makes him feel as if his opinion counts—when it is mostly mindless blather!
Stop and consider. The biggest mark you will ever make is to build God’s character and be born into the God Family. Blogging will not help you achieve this.
This makes me sad. Is a god so pathetic that he needs us to build his character worthy of worship?
If you post mundane details of your life, you are in effect saying that your life is important and that people should read about it.
My life is important. So is yours.
One blog by a young twentysomething in a splinter used the acronym “OMG,” which is a shorthand way to take God’s name in vain … There should never be a need to use slang or any type of wrong words.
How do you think God feels about the mindless blogging that is occurring?
I don’t think any gods would give a damn. I certainly wouldn’t were I omnipotent.
“I used to wait tables at Hooters”! Although she may not have been familiar with God’s Way at the time of that employment, and so may not have known that this was wrong, she still should be discreet.
It’s wrong to tell people you used to work at Hooters?
Some say illicit drugs are therapeutic—does that mean they should be used? Obviously not.
Not obvious at all.
We must do everything in our power to be concerned with how we appear to others. If they come to the wrong conclusion, it may hurt your reputation or badly reflect on God’s people.
Let me emphasize that no one—including adults—should have a blog or personal website
What a stupid goddamn religion.
I’ve recently had the opportunity to work with a large, unfamiliar code-base. The experience has made me reflect on some of my own coding practices and on writing more maintainable code. Much has been written on this topic, but here are the things that I feel are most important and have a high payoff without much (if any) additional work.
Programming languages have inherent metadata in how you name things, what types you use, scoping, visibility, etc. This information is invaluable for someone new looking at the code and helps make the code self-documenting. There are several things you can do here:
If something should only be used within a class, make it private. People looking at the code then don’t need to worry about external clients.
Nothing is more depressing than trying to grok a long method/function/class. There shouldn’t be hard rules on length, but I try to write methods/functions that fit on one screen, and to keep my classes under around 1000 lines of code. Without caution, this can lead to a method/class explosion, but I’d rather grok a small class cluster than one gigantic class.
Don’t have a while loop inside an if, inside an else, inside a for loop, inside an else if, inside an do/while loop, inside a …
If I have to understand more than a small portion of the code to change one class, there is a problem.
You don’t need a lot. Here is what I think is important:
Whenever you write some code, try to put yourself in the shoes of the next programmer to work on the code. This is the programmer’s version of the seven generations rule.