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13 November 2003 @ 05:05 pm
Found in my book du jour, The Art of Unix Programming  
Reinventing the wheel is bad not only because it wastes time, but because reinvented wheels are often square. There is an almost irrestistible temptation to economize on reinvention time by taking a shortcut to a crude and poorly-thought-out version, which in the long run often turns out to be false economy.
 
 
Current Music: That blasted set, which I can'ttouch til the morrow
 
 
 
atelierlune on November 14th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)
Love the new userpic. Fabulous.

Don't stress so much on the set, either. If I'm reading things correctly the general consensus is that it really was/is good. I know you want to work on it regardless, I'm just sayin'.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 14th, 2003 08:54 am (UTC)
It's just the environment in which to work on it, and how much time it will take to make the intermediate WAV's. Just a little annoying, is all.
Doomutilitygeek on November 14th, 2003 12:42 pm (UTC)
reinvented wheels are often square
Like the one in Olin.

Next, let's reinvent the sandwich!
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 14th, 2003 12:54 pm (UTC)
You would so totally dig this book. You should check it out on-line, or in dead-tree. It's the um, er,


root@localhost#: cat "bomb $d-word_the_kids_are_using"
Doomutilitygeek on November 14th, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC)
$compliment =~ r/bee's knees/shizznit/ig;
I've read bits and pieces quoted. I'll put it in my Amazon wishlist for Xmas.

Where can I discover the digital version?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on November 14th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC)
Re: $compliment =~ r/bee's knees/shizznit/ig;