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Sun 06 Dec 2020

Skater Girl

In the afternoon Alice went out to test the skateboard she got yesterday as a "Sinterklaas" present.

Alice riding her skateboard
Alice riding her skateboard.
Alice with her skateboard
Alice with her skateboard.

Alice actually doesn't like the above photo because she's holding the skateboard in what's called a mall grab which nowadays is somehow a big no. But I think she looks great!

Alice trying to jump on her skateboard
Alice trying to jump on her skateboard.

On navigating a large codebase

A while ago, I’ve been working on a very large codebase that consisted of a few million lines of code. Large systems are usually a big mess and this one was no exception. Since this is a rather common problem in software engineering, I thought the internet would be littered with stories about this topic. There is a lot of talk about software carpentry, while software maintenance is rarely debated. Either large programs are being maintained by dark matter developers or nobody thinks that writing stories about large systems are interesting enough.

In the past I’ve encountered a few of those large monsters and they seem to have a lot in common. This article will try to present some of the problems and tricks that I am using when I have to deal with them. Hopefully this will inspire others to write similar posts and share tips from their own bag of tricks.

Source: On navigating a large codebase.

The Law of Innocence

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge.

In the night I started in The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly, one of my favourite authors.