Monday, April 9, 2012


Snarky: 11111111 bits in the bucket, 11111111 bits.  You mask them so, and away one goes, 01111111 bits in the bucket.

Just in case you're wondering, or you're not motivated to actually go out and find a binary translator, that title is, "Shut up!"  All developers spend their time with hex and binary and ascii and, of course, decimal.  Despite a million wrappers meant to make it all easier, it's still the occasional necessity.  In case you ever need to check values, here's a nice text to ascii to binary to hex page to handle all your needs:

You might notice Snarky tagged this one with Bit bucket as well. If you're new to that term, it's worth knowing as it can be used outside of computing/development and you can read about it on Wikipedia...

"In computing, the bit bucket is jargon for where lost computerized data has gone, by any means; any data which does not end up where it is supposed to, being lost in transmission, a computer crash, or the like, is said to have gone to the bit bucket — that mysterious place on a computer where lost documents go, as in: 
'What happened to that important spreadsheet that I was just editing?'
'Oh, it went into the bit bucket.'"

Or, "Did you read that Snarky today?" Response: "It's in my bit bucket."  A harsh, snarky way of saying you don't really care to read the latest Snarky.

And a shout out to everyone who went to Minnebar this weekend.  There were quite a few good sessions.  We caught the Friday night mixer at Vic's in Riverside (Minneapolis, Minnesota if you're one of our Russian bots and you're not sure where that is) and I learned something very important, that the rates I imagined you might make as a dedicated Javascript developer were way off.  Way off.  Although I suspect someone with that rate isn't necessarily working the 2080 hours a year it would take to make half a million in income.  They're probably more focused in where they're applied.

Snarky: 11111111 bits in the bucket, 11111111 bits.  You mask them so, and away one goes, 01111111 bits in the bucket.
Title: 0101001101101000011101010111010000100000011101010111000000100001

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