Tag: Coding

The Developer’s Dystopian Future

Read The Developer’s Dystopian Future by Ed FinklerEd Finkler

I think about how I used to fill my time with coding. So much coding. I was willing to dive so deep into a library or framework or technology to learn it.

My tolerance for learning curves grows smaller every day. New technologies, once exciting for the sake of newness, now seem like hassles. I’m less and less tolerant of hokey marketing filled with superlatives. I value stability and clarity.


I’m scared that either the job “web developer” is outpacing me, or my skills are atrophying.

Marco Arment links to developer Ed Finkler who is ageing and finding that keeping up with every flashy shiny new language and development framework is just exhausting and no longer interesting. I’m almost 48 — Marco and Ed are most likely much younger — and as a former1 web developer I’m already living into my…

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Hack Isn’t PHP

[exif id=”31380″] Yesterday, Facebook announced Hack, a new language that also runs on HHVM. It’s like a “PHP++” — it adds optional static typing, generics, and a bunch of other enhancements and conveniences to PHP. Unlike HHVM, adopting Hack is a huge risk. HHVM was great because you could switch to it and switch away…


HDR photography with Raspberry Pi and gPhoto2 – Revision 2

This project allows you to create bracketed images for use in HDR photography using the Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/), supported DSLR camera connected via USB (http://gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/support.php), and the gphoto2 unix tool (http://www.gphoto.org/). The script is a Perl rewrite of an earlier BASH script. The goals for the Perl rewrite was to make things a little easier.

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