Posts tagged religion

Ruby vs Python

April 27, 2012, 9:17 a.m. Django , Python , religion , ROR , Ruby

Ruby and Python have been around for a long time almost as long as Java and PHP hang on a second, Python is older than java.  Both PHP and Java are decidely on the decline and according to the fan boys both Ruby and Python are on the ascendancy. But that's not exactly consistent with what Google Tre ...

Learning Ruby in a Day

April 13, 2012, 5:36 p.m. religion , Ruby , Wordpress

I've made two previous attempts and learning Ruby and both attempts were total failures. This time I was determined to succeed and set myself a rather lofty goal of learning it in a day. Reading the Humble Little Ruby Book seemed like the way to go.  It's very generous of Jeremy McAnally to make thi ...

Down from three computers to two computers.

Nov. 5, 2010, 2:31 a.m. Macbook , motherboard , religion , toast

Just a few weeks back I mentioned that I had three computers. It never pays to boast because now I am down to two. For a very brief period, I was actually down to just one. All three of them had failed at different times and two of them went together. But two of them have been restored. The travails ...

json_encode/json_decode vs serialize/unserialize and fools vs idiots.

Aug. 1, 2009, 1:01 a.m. JavaScript , religion , Wordpress

If you want to write good , fast, memory efficient code (pick any three) you need to start off with good fast memory efficient algorithms. Using fprintf instead of fwrite or  java.util.ArrayList instead of java.util.Vector or $.ajax instead of $.get doesn't really make any difference at all. If you ...

Readfile vs Include and echo vs print; don't bother

June 29, 2009, 5:57 a.m. religion

One of Google's own web masters has created a post at http://code.google.com/speed/articles/optimizing-php.html giving out several tips on how to optimize PHP scripts. Most of it is complete baloney and has been debunked by Gwynne Raskind via the Make the web faster group . What some people will do ...

Religion

Nov. 28, 2008, 2:46 p.m. religion

You might have noticed that I have an item named religion in my tag cloud. Does that mean I have suddenly become religious? Hello no. Exorcise that thought. Religion is the opium of the poor (well I am not exactly rich but I am not poor and don't do opium). Heaven and hell exists only in the minds o ...

Why is every version of Fedora worse than the one before?

Nov. 23, 2008, 9:43 a.m. religion

Fedora 9 was so bad, I got totally fed up with it and switched to debian. Only to find that Debian is a lot worse. So I switched back to F9. Yesterday, I upgraded to Fedora 10 (that to only after doing a couple of trials with virtual machines). I was hoping that it would be better than F9. It's not. ...

Python or Ratsnake?

Nov. 3, 2008, 9:19 p.m. Python , religion , weird

So is this language a Python or a Ratsnake? Actually Rat snakes are very harmless species of non venomous snakes. As the name suggests they eat rats and mice so if you see one slithering into your house you shouldn't chase it away. They are always welcome into mine. I spotted one in the store room a ...

Fredora 9 - Any regrets?

Sept. 3, 2008, 7:58 a.m. religion

When I moved from Fedora to Debian it wasn't long before I started regretting that decision. Now I am back on Fedora 9 but this time there are no regrets even though Fedora is as annoying as ever.One of the first annoyances is that Firefox 3 always starts in offline mode. I didn't even know that mod ...

Swapping Ginger for Chilly

Aug. 31, 2008, 6:30 p.m. religion

I moved away from Fedora a few weeks ago after becoming increasingly annoyed with it's messy upgrade process. The distro that I chose was Debian. Here in Sri Lanka we have adage that goes like 'giving up ginger to get chilly'. The saying apparently first came into use a few centuries ago when Portug ...

Debian worse than Fedora?

Aug. 8, 2008, 1:13 a.m. religion

Installing Firefox 3 (Iceweasel 3, if you want to call it that) on Debian turned out to be a very painfull task. Memories fade but I don't recall things being that difficult on Fedora. The trouble didn't end when the installation was completed, in fact, it was just the beginning. I am beginning to r ...

Good Bye Fedora, Hello Debian.

July 8, 2008, 10:38 a.m. religion

Having given up on Fedora it was time to decide what my new operating system will be. Initially I settled upon OpenSuse. All linux distributions are essentially the same except for the installer and the system administration apps. But if you are a command line freak that isn't really going to matter ...

Giving up on red hat / Fedora.

July 7, 2008, 2:52 a.m. religion

Many years ago, Red Hat released version 6.2 of their Linux Distro. That was round about the time that I gradually started being a full time linux user. I had installed different flavours on my computer before but never really got around to being a full time user (since I never managed to get X11 wo ...

Relgion: PHP vs Java.

May 8, 2007, 10:59 p.m. religion

Which programming language to use is often a matter of religious choice. But for certain tasks certain languages are much better than others. For example when it comes to creating web applications PHP can claim to be much superior to most yet when it comes to number crunching PHP lags far behind.In ...

Project Euler

April 16, 2007, 2:22 a.m. religion

Euler is my favourite mathematician so I sat up and took notice when I stumbled across a site named project eulerOn that site they have listed series of problem that calls for a combination of programming and mathematical skills to solve. I immediately went to work and with in a few hours managed to ...

Ubuntu Take 2.

July 6, 2006, 10:40 p.m. religion , virtualization

The Ubuntu installation I was spoke about in a recent post was actually on a friend's computer. He wanted me to install linux for him and I thought I would experiment at his expense :) The experiment was short lived. Ubuntu was uninstalled and trusty old Fedora Core was installed over it.Not many p ...

Ubuntu

July 2, 2006, 6:01 a.m. religion

I have been using Redhat and Fedora Core for as long as I can remember. A long long time ago, I did have an installation of slackware but since then it has been Redhat and now Fedora, all the way.So just for the sake of trying something different I downloading the DVD image for Ubuntu. It's interest ...

Religious war - perl vs PHP

March 8, 2004, 1 p.m. perl , religion

There was an interesting discussion in the evolt list (the list as the call it) about perl vs PHP. As usually happens with such religious discussions everybody started saying their piece without listening to what others had to say. My own contribution was related to how the DBI module for perl datab ...