First of all be careful before you reset your HP laptop because the HP Help page for this has this warning:
If the size of the OS partition (usually C:) was reduced below a minimum size requirement, other user-created partitions will be removed and stored data will be destroyed.
You should backup your important files before doing the reset.
I recently wrote about me being a hypocritical Christian because I sometimes cuss (only in my mind, most of the times, of course; but my attitude has greatly improved since writing that blog post ).
Christians are not supposed to cuss, right? That’s what I was taught. Christians are supposed to possess the virtue of self-control. And, I think, cussing is a manifestation of a lack of self-control – lack of love at the very root, of course, because “love is patient and kind, bears all things, endures all things…”.
… in programming
In the programming world, there is this joke that says, “The only valid measurement of code quality is WTFs/minute”.
The text of the sermon was Ephesians 4: 1-4 (and Philippians 2:3ff).
One Christian trait that was presented was “lowliness of mind” – not to think of ourselves as being higher than others.
I am guilty of that, I think. Many times, I think of myself as better than others. This is often revealed in my job as a programmer.
We programmers tend to be lazy. We don’t want to know or remember all those many design principles or guidelines our masters are trying to teach us.
- Favor composition over inheritance.
- Separate those things that change from those that don’t.
- All those design patterns (I only know a few I’m so lazy!).
A friend told me about these 48 Laws of Power many months ago.
I tried to google for it a few days after I heard about it.
But after reading Law #2, “Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies, I said to myself, “Learn to use enemies? Create enemies if you don’t have one? Wut!? I don’t want to create enemies! And if someone wants me to become their enemy, I want to distance myself from them! This is nonsense!”
A few days ago, browsing through my LinkedIn feeds brought me to this article: “That Crab Mentality”
“It was a year or so when I first moved here that I heard people talk about Crab Mentality. I assumed it was a food dish, but as it happens it is something that is in the Philippines genes, and it is not that pleasant.
“I suppose it comes down to JEALOUSY!” - John Grant
It reminded me, again, about this important thing I learned from “How to Win Friends and Influence People” about ten years ago:
[supposed to be posted last March 16, 2017 ]
“Stolen water is sweet. Stolen bread tastes good.”
Yes! That phrase is from the Bible – Proverbs 9:17 of the Easy-to-Read Version.
If you do not believe me, read it in your Bible for yourself! Or google for it!
Why am I transcribing (some of) some of Uncle Bob Martin’s talks? (And some of the other masters’ talks?)
I will not able to read everything Uncle Bob has read and I will not be able to experience everything Uncle Bob has experienced (Also, I don’t want to experience some of his bad experiences. )
Last Saturday, May 6, while travelling back to Kidapawan from Davao, I was listening to Uncle Bob’s talk on “Expecting Professionalism”.
Here are my notes.
Having been influenced by the idea of TDD (even though I have never done it before) and the idea of “respecting levels of abstraction”, (and the Clean Code book of course), in my recent tasks at work, because we do not have tests, I just make myself imagine that the UI layer (the Presenters, Controllers, etc.) contains the tests.