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Headphones for Hackers
- Anonymous Hacker
Headphones are ingrained in startup culture. If you visit a startup office, more often than not, it seems like everyone is wearing headphones. The same workplace norm doesn’t appear to exist at law firms, medical practices or anywhere else really.
A hacker needs to concentrate without interruption for long periods of time and yet has almost no quiet personal space at work. A pair of headphones is a great solution to the contradiction inherent in this situation.
Beyond the practicalities, hackers seem to be personally invested in their choice of headphones. Headphones are a tool of the trade, and like many craftsmen, programmers like to talk about their tools (what other professions could have lively debates about Text Editors?). Ask a programmer about his headphones and you’re likely receive a more detailed response than you care to hear.
At Priceonomics we became curious about what types of headphones programmers actually … (Read more here)
Only a few months since I last posted this and the hosting domain seems to be gone. It would be a shame to remove this post, so I’m updating it with some related photos of neon home-build PC mods. I hope you enjoy these excellent works of art & function.
(The original article was posted here: Building a new computer | V TECHblogs. I’m leaving this link in case it ever comes back on line)
Hello folks. I’ve been doing a Lynda.com tutorial called PHP With MySQL Essential Training. I’ve actually been doing aboutg 2-8 hours per week of the multiple, sequential lessons that are involved in this excellent hands-on tutorial for about a month now.
At this point, I have completed all the basic PHP and MySQL material, and now in Chapter 13, I am creating a content management system from scratch. I enjoy doing this video tutorial very much, though at times I have to pause to screen for 10 minutes or so to type in code manually from what’s on the screen. When you subscribe to Lynda.com (around $30/mo) they have subscription options that provide you the example files to save you all the typing. But, I firmly believe that, at least for me, as a relative newbie who is trying to understand all the mechanics of web application development with PHP & MySQL, the absolute best way to learn is to type everything manually. In this way you basically link the code concepts together in your mind so that you can now type in various code modules by heart if need be.
At work we are using a Zend MVC-based framework, so I have practical experience in maintenance coding and creating small new features — mostly break-fixes though. But I’m like a trained monkey — I don’t really know the mechanics and the logic of why to do things, only that somebody told me “if this, then that”.
I’m sure that sufficient for some coders, but sufficient isn’t good enough for me. My goal is EXCELLENCE! Therefore, I ask as many questions as I think I need to (after having already done as much research as I could on my own). There’s no shame in my game. After I get an answer I write it down in my journal and then I have my own “reference manual” that I can consult if I forget a step or need to recall that information down the road. I have found that having new information written down actually results in a lesser likelihood of needing to refer to it in writing, and a greater incidence of ingraining in your brain by habit. I’m really happy with my progress on this project which I will refer to from now on as “Widget Corp”. Basically, when it is all done I will have a highly refactored, efficient, and effective code template/framework for building customized CMS‘s. I’m pretty psyched about having an actual “web application” that I can display to the world via my website. That image above is a screenshot showing what my app looks like in Firefox 3, locally on my Win XP machine. Future improvements I intend to look into are:
- Figure out why it is bulleting blank lines. (NOTE: I tried doing echo/exit in the code but no avail so far)
- Refactor to be Object Oriented.
- Refactor to use MVC.
Anyway. that’s all stuff down the road. My goal for completion is March31, 2012. Wish me luck!
Until next time, HAPPY CODING!
- PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual (O’Reilly) (i-programmer.info)
- Profiling and optimising PHP / MySQL websites (stackoverflow.com)
- Three free MySQL webinars (xaprb.com)
- learning more wordpress at Lynda.com (daydreamingarts.wordpress.com)
- Speaking at MySQL Meetup in Charlotte,NC (mysqlperformanceblog.com)