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Debugging is Twice as Hard

I recently tweeted an article about a professor who posed a question to his student. The student gave a simple solution to the professors problem. He simply said the solution was too trivial, nothing worth writing a paper about. > Not complex enough http://t.co/IvfeGcTH — Mahdi Yusuf (@myusuf3) January

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Reading Other People’s Code

I really enjoy reading other people’s code, it allows you see how others solve common problems, and sometimes even provide parables on what you shouldn't do with yours. It also teaches the much needed skill of reading other people’s code.  Unfortunately there isn't a convenient and fun way

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Stop Calling People Morons

As I grow older, I am starting to realize the people who were idiots when you were younger are likely idiots later in life, just more set in their ways. These people are out there, learn how to deal with them. That being said, I don’t go screaming you

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I’ll Sleep When I am Dead

There has been a lot of hype around polyphasic sleeping, being a person who usually lives with less than 5 hours of sleep a night, I thought this might be a cake walk. Being no stranger to lack of sleep, 24 hour gaming competitions, and coding sprints, I thought it would be cool to try out.

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Break Google Search

> type this into google '${' watch the breakage! via @bengl [https://twitter.com/bengl?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] — Mahdi Yusuf (@myusuf3) September 15, 2011 [https://twitter.com/myusuf3/status/114414916127031296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw]

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What programming languages should I learn?

Since I started this blog, I have gotten quite a few emails asking me “What programming languages do you recommend for X?” I often finding myself writing something along the lines of

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Which Programming Languages Make You Cuss More

As any programmer can tell you, programming will make you swear. But did you know that writing C++ will make you swear considerably more than PHP or Python? Developer Andrew Vos was looking for a weekend project when he decided to grab some one million commit messages from GitHub and