Automating yourself out of a job: planning

DISCLAIMER: This post appeared originally in SpiderOak’s Engineering Blog (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Whenever the word automation appears in conversation, I always remember this story of a build engineer that took the word “automation” to the next level. There are times where you want to be really needed at your job; at the very least, it gives you a […]

Python + PySide + logging = headache

Wait what? I’ve been working with Python and PySide for quite a while, but only just a couple of months ago as my full-time job. As it has happened to me before, I start to think “well, I really know this thing from head to toes”, and then I realize I don’t. As a part […]

Golang my C++ – Defer

Go! A month ago I started learning Go, since I can’t learn by doing a ton of simple samples I started implementing a physically based renderer (may be more on this later). While reading about the language features there were a couple that sounded really great. The main one being defer calls.

Objective-C my C++ – Blocks

The Objective-C side A really handy Objective-C feature that came to my attention not so long ago are blocks. Now I’m not going to write much about blocks themselves, for that there are much better docs. But here’s the basic idea: Blocks are anonymous functions that retain the environment where they are created and abstract […]