How to "code like a weaver"


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/17/how-to-code-like-a-weaver.html


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I was thinking of a Miéville weaver…


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Well… yeah…


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I see this being done by hand, on graph paper, all the time. Using a spreadsheet would make modifying a pattern much faster! But most of my weaver friends aren’t looking to spend more time using computers.


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Speaking of Excel, any of you ever discover the flight simulator easter egg that was embedded in… I think it was Excel '97? Press the right keys, and suddenly you are flying over vector-rendered terrain, controllable via cursor keys. It was pretty cool.


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Computers and computer programming aren’t that difficult to understand. The computer sequentially follows instructions to a tee. Software people write the instructions. Computer science, software development, and software engineering employ variously systematic approaches to writing correct, bug free, and hopefully long lived and usable software.

What I wish we could explain better is the emergent phenomena created by a billion+ people using social media to do repetitive and simple tasks like clicking a Like button or re-tweeting a hashtag.


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Yet another counter-example to the “science” of James Damore and those who think like him.


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you can’t trust weavers, they are always spinning yarns.
you can’t get any privacy around a weaver, they are always looming over your shoulder.

i hope these jokes don’t offend any weavers on this thread…

…uh oh.


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