Emanuele Feronato’s Art of Debugging

Believe me, the word “sometimes” has been invented for losers. A drunk would say he “sometimes” gets drunk, but in my opinion he gets drunk EVERY TIME he drinks too much. That’s another way to live your life. “Sometimes” means you don’t know when. You can’t live this way. You are a programmer.

via The art of debugging : Emanuele Feronato – italian geek and PROgrammer

I came across the blog of one Emanuele Feronato while searching for Actionscript tutorials. Not only does he have cool and detailed tutorials for Actionscript, he writes extensively in other geeky areas as well.

His entries in his PROgramming category are pretty insightful and at times funny. I think I’m becoming a fan.

wchar_t nightmare…

Wide characters are a nightmare to work with. Found some code online to help me read the stuff in. Once it’s working, writing the ini parser is rather straight forward.

If I knew it’d take this long, I won’t have watched that much Taiwan variety. :oops: Then again, I work best when nobody else is awake.

Hope the project can build tomorrow later today in the lab, they only have VS05 and I built on VS08.

Thanks to yun for trying to help. :P


NextGEN Gallery: Linking single images

One of the things some users want to do with NextGEN gallery is to link their single images to a custom URL instead of popping up the viewer. I’ve adapted the method shared by andreask on the WordPress Support Forums.

I’ve also edited the code for NextGEN’s default TinyMCE pop-up to support this new linking ability.


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Ever since after the exams, I had wanted to do an extensive coverage of my day to day events. As you’ve noticed, I have not done so. You could say I was facing a writer’s block. A blog started off as a virtual land of solace, a place where I’m free to air my thoughts under the veil of secrecy. It soon evolved into a tool for keeping up with each other’s lives and finally, a place to rant and rave.

As years went by, it became more obligatory,mundane and isolatory. I’d rather meet up and talk than write in a place I’m not even sure who comes by to read anymore. Nonetheless, I’m glad that I’ve managed to meet up with everyone that I’ve been wanting to. I had many belated bday celebrations, 2 class gatherings and a programming project to keep myself busy with.

During this period of time, I had the intention to blog about faith in my life but due to the fact that I may not say very nice things, I decided not to. Let’s just say, I’m facing a low point in my religious life. It’s not about believing or not because I believe but religion doesn’t revolve around a person but rather, a community. I went to Alvin’s 21st bday celebration today and he said some things which are inspiring, meaningful and things about religion I would never have the courage to say.

It sets me thinking…