The random rantings of a concerned programmer.

wild asuka has been caught

February 15th, 2009 | Category: Random


Not only did I spend way too much fucking money at Katsucon, but the Korean mafia is after my head. Goddammit.



February 12th, 2009 | Category: Random

Oh man Katsucon is tomorrow — going to be a royal shitfest.

Anyway so I’m rewriting one of our websites in PHP (with Drupal). PHP is a pile of shit, but honestly if I were to write the thing in Haskell no one would be able to maintain it. And PHP is a big step up from what it’s currently written in — ColdFusion.

I had written a couple of little widgets in ColdFusion to pull feeds from a couple databases for shit, and I wanted to port those over to my Drupal installation. So I poke around in the ColdFusion code looking for it, and wtf my code isn’t there — it’s just static HTML once again (in the past, the “feeds” have always been updated by hand). A quick look in the svn log –

r3717 | Coworker_A | 2009-01-29 10:42:50 -0500 (Thu, 29 Jan 2009) | 1 line

manually updating “Classes” section; Taro’s dynamic piece is not ready–Coworker_B needs to do a ColdFusion piece to go with it
r3716 | Taro | 2009-01-29 10:30:27 -0500 (Thu, 29 Jan 2009) | 2 lines

Changed upcoming classes on the index page to dynamically pull the first three upcoming events from the database and display them on the page.

The “ColdFusion piece to go with it” wasn’t so much a piece as it was “please refactor I suck at ColdFusion”. The thing worked perfectly fine, and he just bloody wiped it out and replaced it with static HTML (the exact same HTML that the widget generated). So now I’m sitting around waiting for the checkout of revision 3716 to complete because I was too lazy to look up how to pull a single file from the repo to reference the code.


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