Sep 29 2016

What means to be a good programmer

Category: English posts,Funny,TechnicalIuliana @ 20:18

A few weeks ago this picture appeared on my Facebook wall.
And it got me thinking. Are programmers that special? We really do programming just because it is fun? And what actually means to be a good programmer? Because in 10 years of experience in this field I had the occasion to work with really good programmers that were really awful people and good people that were not that good programmers, but they were easy to work with.

So then, what makes a programmer good? His ability to write an algorithm? His ability to improve it? His ability  to work in a team? His ability to write stable, extendable, testable and maintainable code? What means to actually be a good programmer?

Because if good programmers write code for fun, this means that I am actually a good runner, because I run for fun. It also means I am a good dancer because I dance for fun. This also makes me a good comedian, because I make my friends laugh for fun. And so on. And what happens when I have a bad day and I write code and hate doing it? Does this make me a bad programmer?

I am not looking the define what a good programmer is. Because programming is not about having fun. Bill Gates did not do it for fun. Steve Jobs did not do it either, I assure you. They did it because they have inferred the potential of technology when used properly. Programming is about making the technology do the work for you. The better you are at it, the more work it will do for you. So fuck it, I do not want to be a good programmer! Because I do not program for fun, not 90% of the time. I program to improve my life and others’ too.

I do not want to be a good programmer, because I want to be an excellent programmer. And if I succeed I want my work and my effort to be recognized, I want to be adulated by the public and I do expect to get properly remunerated.

Sep 05 2016

How do you recognize applications created by me?

Category: English posts,Funny,TechnicalIuliana @ 21:02


Well… There will always be that user, called gigi.pedala, that I probably created when  I was pissed off that something did not work as I intended…

Who is Gigi Pedala? In Romania Gigi Pedală, also known as Dorel is the guy creating trouble, that knows nothing (and he is nothing like John Snow) and most of the time does nothing. Except trouble. That he does.

Aug 04 2016

When he tells you he is thinking about your eyes…

Category: FunnyIuliana @ 22:25


May 21 2013

Office war

Category: English posts,Funny,TechnicalIuliana @ 15:15

So… sometime in December I was assigned to a new project. The project was new for me, in fact it is about 6 years old, a few outsourcing teams worked on it and now me and my colleagues started working with the last team to … make it better. So these guys are sometimes doing rookie mistakes, and apparently nothing can convince them that it is not ok to break the build or commit sources that don’t compile and other small stuff like that.

So every time one of them does something that is shouldn’t I search for a Ryan Gosling picture on this site and sent the link on the main chat with a special dedication. But sometimes, the pictures available on the site are not enough. So these are my two creations for my colleagues, for now. But I intend to keep you updated. :)

May 08 2013

Intrebarea zilei la eMag

Category: Funny,Technicalhartz @ 14:50

Am fost si eu ca omul la eMag sa iau una, alta si in timp ce imi dadea tipul de acolo produsele alt tip isi cumparase un router si discuta cu tipul de la garantie.  Intreba cum se face, cum se instaleaza, daca are tot ce ii trebuie in limba romana (parea un tip de max 30 ani) dupa care vine intrebarea de 3122 puncte:

“Ca sa am semnal in casa, trebuie sa tin calculatorul pornit?”

Dec 19 2011

Depre femeie – IT version

Category: Funny,Miscellaneous,TechnicalIuliana @ 16:58

Femeia e ca un patch cumulativ: care vine la cârmă trebuie să pupe toate pulile de dinaintea lui și să suporte toate fițele învățate de la predecesori. Cu toate astea nici varianta 1.0 (virgina) nu e bună, că e plină de buguri și nu există feedback la ea.

(Via Rpx și un coleg ucrainean :D)

Oct 12 2011

“Slutty outfit”

Category: English posts,FunnyRpx @ 23:05

Irony and humor… Whoever said they’re dead in nowadays’ games?

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