On the importance of slacking

There's a good article on the igda website on the well known, but often ignored fact that long work hours don't improve productivity. Like many other things, I find that this applies equally to programming and translation. Due to the nature of my work as a translator, I often work odd hours. Maybe 10 to […]

Hide your privates, but don’t be a prude

I recently re-read a great post by Alex Martelli on comp.lang.python about OOD in Python. Read the whole thing, it's brilliant. Alex basically says that most of the encapsulation mantra in languages like C++ and Java is due to (1) remnants of the much derided Waterfall style of software development (BDUF), and (2) deficiencies in […]