The trouble with ohloh

Posted by Jim Jagielski on Thursday, August 2. 2007 in Programming

The trouble with ohloh (and other type sites) is: inaccurate and misleading metrics are more dangerous, and less useful, than non-readily-available ones. Until "value" parameters can someone be applied (eg: this 10 line patch did "more" than this 100 line patch that did almost nothing), these types of "statistics" are fun to look at, but really useless.

Tiny tidbits

Posted by Jim Jagielski on Thursday, August 2. 2007 in Junk Drawer

As fun as vacations are, they don't seem as relaxing as they used to be. The reason is obvious: what with cell phones and now near universal cell and Net access, you are never, truly "away." So you always feel that pull... That's a darn shame. I miss the days when registrars were just, well, registrars. Yep, I've been bitten by the photography bug. Seems v. common now, especially among techies. IMO, Java is a success despite the best intentions of entities continually trying to *force* it to be a success. But I don't know how much longer that will last. Eileen and I are coming up on our 21st wedding anniversary. 21. Years. Where did the time go? So PHP4 is being end-of-lifed at the end of the year. I wonder what 20/20 hindsight a year from now will determine about that decision... I wish I could find a cheap MacMini or Mac Cube. Like $200. Or even an iBook around that price. So far, no luck. Why am I always running out of disk space? I should have waited and gotten the Intel Quad MacPro instead of the Quad G5... rats. Rise of the Silver Surfer wasn't as good as I hoped, but wasn't as bad as I feared. Transformers on the other hand was spot-on regarding my expectations. But the bots were very visually confusing, imo... And I'm eagerly awaiting Iron Man. "Milk was a bad choice"

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