So, after making a whole bunch of posts on the forum, I stumbled upon a realization:
I write a whole bunch of code designed to make other people's attempts work.
"Well duh," you might say, "that's what posting in Code Problems is all about!" But it doesn't end there. Because I'm writing code for people who, how to put it lightly, are thicker than the thick end of a thick person (and I mean that in an entirely innocent way if you have the power to remove this blog post from the front page), I have to write code for the lowest common denominator.
So I thought, "Hey, how about I write things the way I would write them?"
But that wouldn't be helpful to many people. And if I just did it for myself, well, what's the point of doing things without an audience.
So I come to you, anonymous internet abusers: in order to entertain me for a few fleeting moments, posit me an inquiry. Ask me, "What Would Garthor Do?" Put forth a challenge, a question, or a moral dilemma, and I'll tell you how I would handle the situation, whether that situation be a clever coding problem, or a belligerent know-nothing who insists on providing terrible advice (I think we all know how that one will go, though). The seriousness of my reply will be directly proportional to whatever the hell I feel like at the time.
I'd say that I'll be waiting, but I'm going to sleep right now. But, I assure you, I would be absolutely giddy with anticipation if I were conscious.
Jun 18 2007, 12:58 am