Sunday, 6 February 2011


As a programmer I've always preffered to use the good old emacs as an editor, with traditional programming languages such C and Perl. When I lost my job a few months ago, I had a look for jobs and find my way back into the workforce. I was surprised to find that most jobs were for PHP and C#/vb, which I had no experience.

Programming languages by market share.
Looking at the above graph from TIOBE software you'd think that most jobs would be for C and Java, which is what I had expected. I was surprised then to find that there were hardly any (one for C and four-five for Java) and that it was dominated by vacancies for vb and C#.

I recognise the fact that windows was not designed with programmers in mind, and hence has very weak environment for software development. That's one of the reasons why I only used windows when I had too (some assignments needed it). Now looking at the job market it seems I'll have to move to windows in order to get out my current low paying job and to somewhere I can work forwards. This is especially disappointing given the fact that I very much dislike Visual studio (which is what nearly all commercial windows programming is done on).  Alack-a-day!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Windows 7

I have an opinion on alot of things, and many of them could very well be incorrect, but windows is something I knew I was right about. A bit back a friend brought me his PC to repair it; he said he wanted mac os x installed because he kept getting viruses. I looked into it and found he didn't have compatible hardware so i just installed XP on it again (Vista is megashit), however within a couple of hours of a fresh install Kasperspy was already telling me it had caught a virus.

This is the kind of problem that makes me hate windows. Windows also has an "unpleasent" feel about it. It doesn't feel very well designed, vista wasn't much better than XP in that regard although they had polished over the ugly surface of XP. I was just happy that I had Mac os x installed and was free from this hellhole called windows.

Recently however, I decided to get 7 after reading many good reviews about it. As I sit here typing on this alien OS that feel totally different to my usual experience of Windows I have come to the conclusion they managed to get at least some things right.

The future looks brighter for  Micro$soft.

(sorry couldn't resist the dollar)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Overeating + awesomeness

For a long time I've been "pigging out", literally gorging myself every time I felt slightly hungry. Lunchtime lasts around half an hour, which is fairly typical, however when you take into account the fact that I eat around four lunches a day plus snacks it no longer looks so innocent.

Somehow I don't put on weight. Maybe it's my metabolism or something but no matter how much i eat I can't seem to get fat. Rest assured I am making the most of this while it lasts, I usually eat around 700 calories in one sitting so it's working out at quite a few thousand.

As for exercise? yeah i do a few hundred push ups but thats not exactly a calorie burning exercise, just for getting some muscles on my arms.

I can only hope my "luck" continues and I don't suddenly change into an obese blob ;-).

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Runescape > WoW

I don't play games often, and when I do I play runescape even though it's graphics are super-shit when compared with WoW. "Are you retarded?"  I hear you asking, because its PvP is 150000% (thats ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND PERCENT) better than in WoW. Once you've killed a motherfucker in runescape you get all his shit, and you can feel very satisfied that he's pissed. You've got to watch out of course that you don't get killed yourself and let some fucker take all your shit and laugh at you, but thats one of the thing thats so good about it, there's a risk as opposed to WoW where you don't lose anything and all you get if you win are some shitty honor points.