S/w engineering disease

So much for the case for fixing bugs as early as possible, testing as much as possible before release. and TDD being a tool to help with that….

http://lesswrong.com/lw/9sv/diseased_disciplines_the_strange_case_of_the/

Though the point of having a TestSuite is that it reduces the amount of context, you have to upload into your brain, when you modify/add functionality to old code. Giving one look at the test cases will give you a better idea than reading through the code to figure out what changes will affect what related features. Test-Driven is one extreme form of doing it and is not recommended for everyone.

Runner’s high is for real

Holy zarquon.. runner’s high is for real… i.e to say it’s not an over-wrought metaphor. The first thing to go when i drink, is my control over my pronounciation. I either jumble it(syllables,words, you name it) up. Not much slurring but just spoonerism. Anyway, today after some quick rounds, i was thinking and was recalling a quote in the context of that thought.. I recalled the right quote, but i was reordering the words and it took me 2-3 tries to get the order right.. Note, all of this just recalling(i.e: verbalizing only in the mind/brain and not actually vocalizing..)