You know that sinking feeling in your stomach. That horrible emotion that you know that something has gone wrong, seriously wrong, and you’re going to be facing a mountain of pain. That terror that’s even worse than your significant other sitting you down saying “we need to talk”. It’s this:
About a year ago, I convinced our Charles Brian Quinn to take a chance on me. While I had nearly 10 years of experience in developing, deploying and maintaining web applications, I had no Ruby experience, no Rails experience and not one piece of paper certifying me of having any knowledge about computers in general. Despite all these deficiencies, I had done my homework; I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Highgroove was the place where I needed to be working.
Today is Labor Day over here in the states, with many Nerds are taking a well-deserved break to go out into the Big Room and enjoy the company of friends.
CocoaHeads Boise on twitter asked for an elaboration on big vs little endian. In the query was a very interesting statement: “surprised not mentioned in my C books.” I had never thought about endianness issues being covered in introductory materials .
Each month, we open our doors for a Hack Night, inviting others to join us as we experiment with and work on various technologies.
As happens occasionally, an interesting technical discussion ensues in an IRC channel. Earlier this week, this question came up why does Apple do this to most of their
enums in the Cocoa headers: