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standardizing things my way


I was reading The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age and ran across a passage that resonated: Everybody, of course, supports standardization—in theory. But human beings (particularly, but not exclusively, famous Harvard professors practicing at famous Boston hospitals) want things to be standardized their way. The difficulty that […]

on development speedbumps


Last week, I ran into a small speedbump with my development process. I normally write my patches and commit them to git with initial lines that look like: fix IPDL thinko for never-inline method declarations; r=bent Then, when I use git-bz to push my patches to bugzilla, it autofills the r? flag for the patch […]

my code search engine


Christian Legnitto wrote a blog post where he mentioned Firefox developers being forced to deal with “crufty code-search tools” (and many other perceived suboptimalities in the development process).  I’m looking forward to reading his followup, but I also thought it was worth blogging about what I use for my day-to-day code search needs. I use […]