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The compiler appears to have crashed.

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Now what? Clean, rebuild? Do you even care about the details?

Cmd + Q out of that s**t. It takes a lot of time coming to terms with the situation, you build your app with love and dedication. Maybe you think that overlooking bugs along the way was not a good choice. Maybe you think it could have been done better. But at least understand this: when even the compiler crashes, it’s not enough to press the X button.

Cmd + Q, Cmd + Q, Cmd + Q.

And get it straight, I’m not talking about Xamarin Studio 🙂



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So I guess I unwillingly got a patch for my love-life-app. I didn’t ask for it, it just went Chrome update style on me.

Don’t get me wrong: good patches are awesome, but I’m still in the dark of how it happened. Stuck at my usual mean and bitchy user profile, I could only guess that good patches are going to be good patches and stupid ass bugs are just going to be stupid ass bugs. Why do we love Apple and hate Microsoft? Good PR will be good PR (read sales) and shit OS will forever remain shit OS.

Which brings me to my if sequence:

  • can you install new OS on an old device? How much will it fix and how much of the config will it break? Will a patch rated as good act good to your config?
  • and how stereotype-y can you get on this matter? Are there Apple-like guys, that everyone lusts over, and Windows-like guys, the infamous douches even my grandma know about?
  • or is it the configuration’s fault: a bad config will attract bad patches?

I think Forrest Gump  got it wrong:

Life is like a box of patches: you never know what you are going to get.


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What is it with Facebook and ex-boyfriends? I mean, we all use it to spy on our ex-es, right? But since when do they get to like your posts or send you private messages? Quality of content or the sincere intent of friendship? Because I know it’s not a subtle proposal to hook up again!

Exes should be meant to lurk in the shadows of Facebook, or better yet, out of your friend list.


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After the “defeat” of Navigator by Internet Explorer, Netscape open-sourced their browser code, and entrusted it to the newly formed non-profit Mozilla Foundation—a primarily community-driven project to create a successor to Netscape.

I love Mozilla. I’ve always been a Mozilla girl, ever since the second browser war. I remember installing Firefox on every computer I could get my hand on. 🙂

I’m not one to flaunt around the things I like, but I really believed in this product. I felt connected to the ways of Mozilla. When I became involved in web development, Firebug was like something magic. And quite unique at that time. Later I discovered another power tool I now can’t live without, Web developer toolbar. And one more add-on I find really adorable, the famous Tea Timer from Linux. How cool is that?

I’ve been reluctant to switching to another browser due to unique plugins (people are generally awestruck when they see me using FireGestures) and the thousands of bookmarks I have here. Yes, I know that Chrome has a similar DOM Inspector and all the browsers can import bookmarks, but here is a question of old habits.

What made me ponder new contenders is performance (Aurora works super-slow).

Taking it offline, how can I expect my real-life-app to work at it’s optimum level when I’m stuck to my old plug-ins? Although I have a long history with what I’m currently using, isn’t it time to look for someone that delivers the performance I want?


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All successful programmers are polyglots.

I like this one, a lot. It’s good to experiment, go with some exotic (programming or otherwise) languages, see what else is out there, chose your favorite in the end. As a team leader, you might be required to know a few languages, just in case you need to debug those naughty co-workers out of trouble.

On the flip side: relationships. Polygamists? How does that work? 🙂

Many of my friends pride themselves that experimenting with an increasing number of partners is a sign of their success.  Which brings me to my if. Can you shift your thinking in terms of quality over quantity and consider someone experienced, even if  he or she experimented with fewer partners, but for a longer time?

Later edit: Polyfills. Check them out!


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Responsive web design refers to a site that is developed to degrade nicely across multiple screen sizes and resolutions, from the largest Mac display down to the minutest mobile device.

We all dream of the perfect 1200px relationship. But is that realistic? Talking to a friend of mine, I was telling her how my ex and I had the ideal relationship because of our shared passions and how we would always end up spending our time much the same way, not because of courtesy for each other, but because we genuinely were consumed by the same hobby.

And her response was: “How about being open enough to learn and appreciate someone’s else hobbies in the hope that he will return the favor?”.  The concept of responsive web design popped into my head — designing a few versions of the same website, to accommodate the different viewports of users and cater to their needs. Wasn’t that what she was saying, being flexible enough?

Which brings me to my if.  How much are you willing to bend in order to make it work and how much of yourself are you willing to give up to the other?


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what if?…

The problem with love graphs is that you know on which leaf you’re hoping to get on, but you almost always end up crying over the garbage collector doing it’s job. Which brings me to my if. Should you or should you not pursue in debugging a relationship that already crushed your love-life app?

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