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Debugging [Mar. 18th, 2003|02:11 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I feel sorry for non-programmers sometimes. Actually, often.

I can't think of anything more gratifying than seeing something you thought up and worked on for days (and nights) run and do the right thing.

And I can't think of anything more fun intellectually stimulating than debugging.

I've been sitting here now examining tons code, logging tons of info, sniffing traffic between different sections (client to proxy, proxy to backend) and I finally saw the problem... and it makes so much sense. And now I have a greater understanding the of the whole system, and where the proper place to do certain stuff is.

I've been on a "good" sleep schedule lately. Screw that. I have no early classes anymore... It's time to get back into late-night hackin'.
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2003-03-18 02:17 am (UTC)

come over

and try some late night cuddlin :oP
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[User Picture]From: _melissa_
2003-03-18 02:18 am (UTC)

Re: come over

happy birthday LJ!

oh, and... you are my god...


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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2003-03-18 02:43 am (UTC)

Re: come over

why, thank you :oP
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2003-03-18 02:19 am (UTC)

And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

hey, waiiiiiiit aaaaaa seeeeeecond :o\
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2003-03-18 02:36 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

heh. i lean towards disagreeing as well.
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2003-03-18 02:43 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

brads a homo :oP
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2003-03-18 10:08 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

well, that would make him enjoy something else more then. i think the proper term is asexual. heh
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2003-03-18 10:20 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

oh yeah, huh. maybe hes still in the closet about it :oP
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-18 02:42 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

updated. ;)
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2003-03-18 02:43 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

pffft :oP
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-18 02:51 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

your cell number is "no longer in service", yo!
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[User Picture]From: angelicdestiny
2003-03-18 02:53 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

i know. i be po! ill go offline, call the house.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-18 02:57 am (UTC)

Re: And I can't think of anything more fun than debugging

uh, don't have that number, and you must've gone offline already.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-18 03:48 am (UTC)
ugh, suck.
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[User Picture]From: rickybuchanan
2003-03-18 04:55 am (UTC)

Eww

Compiler Bugs = NO FUN.

Heisenbugs = VERY FRUSTRATING.

Regular Bugs = Agree with Brad.


Regards,
Ricky&
Coding in between LJing. I'm pathetic. Yes, I admit it. Pathetic.
BTW, Galeon Rocks.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-03-18 02:26 pm (UTC)
good story. :)
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[User Picture]From: nick
2003-03-18 07:04 am (UTC)
Heh... someone is feel a bit elitist tonite, eh?
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[User Picture]From: humanchalice
2003-03-18 07:23 am (UTC)
hey i was wondering, im asking everyone, im trying to do this mock stock market thing, and i need to know the symbol for google. i cant seem to find it. do you know?
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2003-03-18 07:47 am (UTC)
Oh, being a non-programmer is fun..

Nothing is gratifiying than looking at all this complex OOPerl code, making a few character changes and having it work and not fuck anything up (hooray!)..

And nothing is more fun than reading through said perl code wondering "okay, i know what this little tidbit does, and this one here, so my change here shouldnt break anything" or "my god, this does make sense! I am learning something!"...

I equate it to doing pharmacy when you only know what 1/100th of the drugs do, and you try not to give the wrong one and kill someone.. :)

Its just where your perspective and standards lie I guess..
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From: alwayskt
2003-03-18 11:07 am (UTC)
Hey, it must be cool to be the creator of livejournal. Then you get all those comments on your entries.

Subject: I like Cheese.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2003-03-18 11:39 am (UTC)
it's such a let down when someone finds it before you...
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[User Picture]From: nolegs
2003-03-18 12:08 pm (UTC)
I would think that a mathematician or even a car mechanic would feel the same way about their respective occupations. It's all about creating and repairing. I'm willing to bet that even an ant gets a small chemical brain-treat when he helps out his colony by excavating a new tunnel or finding a big juicy dog turd.

Do you wear bow-ties?
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[User Picture]From: taral
2003-03-18 12:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah. But at least your code isn't usually multithreaded. Locking issues suck. Bad hardware drivers that randomly clobber your registers suck even more.
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[User Picture]From: drenis
2003-03-18 12:46 pm (UTC)
You know Brad,

I always wanted to try computer programming of something of somewort. But it just never worked for me. I did terrible at it. And as I learned that the advancements to what I was using and how difficult it was. It was kind of heart breaking.

It really sucks when you like computer science and all..., But will never be sucessful in it.

In any case, Keep up the good work. ;)
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[User Picture]From: tylorael
2003-03-18 01:12 pm (UTC)
Ok - so I know you're pretty significantly well known on LJ and you probably have a significant number of random people who list you as a friend....

But I thought you actually write interesting stuff, so I added you, and when I do that, I always tell the person I add, as some sort of courtesy thing. Obviously, I don't expect you to add me back.
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[User Picture]From: kaceycrane
2003-03-18 04:26 pm (UTC)
Debugging rocks my sox off! While it tends to frustrate most others, my co-workers never seem to understand how I can sit there for hours with a huge smile on my face while debugging a glitchy graphics program! :D I'd use the "crazy eyes" icon, but you don't list that option here, so....

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From: nernin
2003-03-18 11:09 pm (UTC)
Damn Mr. Brad. Yer hot. Juuuuuuuuuuuust thought I'd comment on that. :)
And you have provided me with such a wonderful service. Unfortunately, like 2 people read my journal. So hey world: READ MAH JOURNAL!!!
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