The Holy Hand Grenade
My colleague James just wrote about the idea of a special object that could be passed as a method parameter in a test to indicate that the parameter is irrelevant within the context of that particular test. He called it a Holy Hand Grenade:
Buying my opinion
I just received an email from Amazon inviting me to provide feedback on their Web Services:
During the Northern Rock non-crisis last week, I was struck by the realisation that the banking system doesn’t really help the little man. This probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone: the law has always favoured powerful interests.
RailsConf Europe 2007
I went to Berlin with a couple of colleagues earlier this week to attend RailsConf Europe.
Killing comment spam with Bayes
I’m not a fan of comment moderation, nor of CAPTCHAs, registration requirements, or anything else that makes it hard to leave a comment. I don’t use them on this website, and I get a lot of comment spam as a direct result. I needed a solution.
There are no dangerous words, only dangerous ideas. And if the words attributed to him are accurate, Franco Frattini is an idiot. An idiot with dangerous ideas.
Attention Outlook users
That message recall function? It doesn’t work.
I call shenanigans on Sainsbury’s battery recycling
I’ve been trying to find a way to recycle my old batteries. Unlike in Germany or Belgium where you can just dump them in bins at electrical retailers, no one wants to take them here. My useless local council—Southwark, whose recycling offering is so limited that they won’t even take brown paper—has one place that takes them, but it’s inconveniently located at the other end of the borough, out of my way.