Friday, August 27, 2010

Wearable Desire

I am here

Remember: Nothing says 'thank you for your blog' like buying me a present. ;)

Friday, August 13, 2010

You don't have to be insane to be a progammer...

Excellent cautionary tale with very  useful pointers.
If you code professionally I reccomend this post.

Common Programmer Health Problems
I find many programmers seem to ignore their body's physical state when they're coding, most likely due to the intense concentration required. I'm hoping other people could benefit by simply understanding a few health related problems programming has almost caused me or caused many other people I know, and how I avoided them.
What I do want to cover are a set of particular problems programmers have from their daily profession. These are just simple really obvious things that for some reason programmers don't realize aren't supposed to be happening:

  • Pain in your wrists from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).
  • Problems with your eyes from staring at moving print for extended periods.
  • Back problems from poor posture, especially in the lower back and upper shoulders.
  • Bowel and urinary issues from not crapping and pissing when you should.
  • Dehydration from drinking too much caffeine and not enough water.
  • Problems with hemorrhoids and the prostate for guys from sitting too much. Yep, I'm gonna go there.
  • Vitamin D deficiency from lack of sunshine.
  • Sleeping disorders from staying up late and drinking too much coffee.
  • General stiffness and soreness from a lack of stretching in general.

Monday, August 09, 2010

And you think YOUR sysadmin is a control freak.

Ex-San Francisco network admin gets four-year sentence

Childs defended his actions during a long court trial, saying that he was only doing his job, and that his supervisor, Department of Technology and Information Services chief operations officer Richard Robinson, was unqualified to have access to the passwords. Childs eventually handed over the passwords to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Because the mayor is more technically qualified???

Prosecutors characterised the former network administrator as a power hungry control freak who couldn't be managed.

You think?

Childs may also have to cover the city's US$900,000 bill, spent on trying to regain control of its network.

One wonders at the policy of allowing one employee to power to 'own' an entire network. Does San Francisco lack a bus service? (as in what if they were run over by a bus)
Either way, this super-ego is better off not controlling something do important.