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qntm
I can't help about the shape I'm in I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin
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qntm 6h
Okay, I know who the Avengers need to fight next
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qntm 6h
There just aren't enough hours in the day, are there? That's why in my new calendar, a day is 25 hours long. Each hour has 54 minutes and each minute has 64 SI seconds. It makes perfect sense
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Leon ._. May 14
"To wrap up: in 48 hours I use my goddess powers to turn you humans into trees until our climate is fixed, so be sure to stand on soft sunny soil when– this IS visible on every computer on Earth, right?" *bored dryad techie look at "2 views" under livestream* "It's /viewable/…"
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qntm 26 Jul 17
Game Of Thrones finale where they unearth the Statue of Liberty, which - plot twist - several major characters instantly recognise
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qntm May 17
Replying to @shezoidic
Do you know what weeds are
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qntm May 16
Replying to @qntm
Much of it is developed according to some kind of plan, but much of it appears organically while your back is turned. Much of what appears organically becomes problematic, and has to be hacked out and replaced
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qntm May 16
For the record, "maintaining a garden" is my preferred metaphor for software development if only because in both cases, if you do nothing, it will steadily get worse
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Ryan Castellucci May 14
This tool-assisted speedrun (TAS) of Arkanoid for NES shaves ~10% off the time of the previous best from 2007. The person who made it re-wrote the game engine in C++ then did a mostly brute-force search of the input space. The write-up is amazing.
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qntm May 14
On reflection, The Social Network (2010)'s portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg was
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qntm May 13
Have you ever actually made a crazy conspiracy theory noteboard? All pins and threads and notes and wild marker scrawls? You should try it, it's terribly liberating
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qntm May 13
Replying to @tiogshi
Have you ever actually done that? I recommend it. It's very liberating and creative
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qntm May 13
Replying to @qntm
I've got no idea what colour the bikeshed should be
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qntm May 13
Replying to @qntm
Is software like knitting a sweater? Raising a child? Tending a garden? Could be! /gestures wildly around a room containing none of these things/
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qntm May 13
Replying to @qntm
Is software development like or unlike building a bridge? I don't know! I don't have the faintest clue what the process is for building a bridge! And, author, I have a sneaking suspicion you don't either
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qntm May 13
I should compile a library of people, book authors particularly, explaining software development practices using construction metaphors that is, making an analogy with an industry most readers understand less well than they understand software development
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Give me something for the pain, and let me die May 8
"Themes are for eighth grade book reports." - David Benioff
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qntm May 13
Replying to @quintopia
Yeah, that's AFTER eight seasons of the show
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qntm May 13
Replying to @President_Ark
Ned Flanders was consistently appearing higher in the results
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qntm May 13
Replying to @qntm
I mean, if you want people to be able to productively Google your characters, "Melisandre" is a much better bet than, just to pick an example out of nowhere, "Marion"
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qntm May 13
One thing I will say for Game of Thrones is the character names all have great SEO
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