some kid slapped together a top-10 anime video in windows movie maker and it just sat around on youtube until arriving at its karmic destiny of upsetting kanye west

(Source: nowebdeeplove)


so the TwitchPlaysPokemon channel has a 3DS setup for the upcoming playthrough of pokemon x, and

they somehow managed to get into the home menu from a game, and post on the fucking miiverse

here is their work of art



by dtsomp

He looks like he’s just been handed a doornail. “Oh, yeah so…. Cheers?”

"Do you know what people want more than anything? They want to be missed. They want to be missed the day they don’t show up. They want to be missed when they’re gone."

In another excellent episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour, Seth Godin dispenses some of his signature wisdom in discussing what makes a great leader. (David Foster Wallace had similar ideas.)

Pair with Godin on vulnerability, creative courage, and how to dance with the fear.

(via explore-blog)

together at last


together at last

For those of us who live in opensource, I’ve started a queued tumblog called Opensourcereactions filled with the things I’ve seen in opensource.

I took a picture of a picture I took.

This is what happens when you regression test things that were bug prone to begin with

I’m an avid fan of other developers who do work I wouldn’t dream of doing. These developers are systems-developers. They’re people like James Mickens, and his tale, The Night Watch.

The Night Watch is a wonderful tale of what it’s like to get your hands so dirty you look at them and go “Let’s just chop those off, I can find a new pair somewhere, or I can code with my teeth.” I had a problem like this last night, at 2AM, when I really honestly wanted to sleep.

For those Android developers who work on projects at 2AM because you want to sleep soon and get a bug fixed before you sleep, you’ve inevitably run into a line in logcat that reads something like

Writing ANR traces to /data/anr/traces.txt failed

With a giant stacktrace and some useless Dalvik spunkery. Most often, I’ve found that this is caued either by a blown stack or by an infinite loop. Both are evil things.

Finding those bugs can sometimes be the worst problems ever, especially when adb and eclipse aren’t talking very kindly to each other. Last night I proclaimed, like Mickens, “I have broken my tools with my tools.”

This is when the debugger comes in handy. The problem is you rely on your debugger to work. Sometimes you hit pause in your debugger and you realize that init has just killed itself and left a note saying “Will be back in approx. 6 gadjillion years.”

You just toss breakpoints in randomly and see which one crashes after you pass it. And hope you got the right places.