Powerful Modern Curses

May you achieve just enough success to keep you from giving up and finding satisfaction elsewhere, but never enough success to truly relax.

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Most modern programming languages do not consider white space characters (spaces, tabs and newlines) syntax, ignoring them, as if they weren’t there. We consider this to be a gross injustice to these perfectly friendly members of the character set. Should they be ignored, just because they are invisible? Whitespace is a language that seeks to redress the balance. Any non whitespace characters are ignored; only spaces, tabs and newlines are considered syntax.

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Internet Power, Volume 1

Here’s the result: the first volume of a two-tape collection called “Internet Power!” from 1995. I’ve included some select quotes and screenshots below.

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I really do have to learn how to harness this thing, but I think my modem speed is too fast. Will it work at 28.8?

I hope I can find some more of these videos. Might be a really good thing to become an expert at this highway thing.

CodeSOD: Simple SQL

SELECT * FROM bean_overtime_availability
 WHERE `startDateTime` >= DATE(NOW()) AND `available` = 1;

One project that John inherited was a fairly simple web application that tracked overtime. Simple, that is, from the front end. The back end PHP code was responsible for querying a MySQL database with queries similar to this:

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Truly wonderful code generator on this one. Made my morning 😉