Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 In Retrospect

It is the last day of the year. Everyone and their mom are doing these “year 2012 in review” types of things. Might as well jump on the bandwagon. What was good on Terminally Incoherent this year? Well, everything. But … Continue reading

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Like Lizard on Ice: Dexter Retrospective

Last weekend the penultimate season of Dexter wrapped up with an explosive cliffhanger finale. I discovered the show back in 2008 when I watched Season 1 and Season 2 in their entirety in about a week of time. I have … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of PHP-ing like a productive person. It’s code writing time. Here is how I like to start: touch index.php Yes, I’m a toucher. Sue me! The Front Controller The index file seems like a good … Continue reading

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Merry X-Mas 2012!

I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful and merry X-Mas this year. May Robot Santa spare your life this year, regardless of what you celebrate this time of year! The brilliance of Futurama’s X-Mas holiday is that it is not … Continue reading

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Dark Knight Rises

I didn’t see Dark Knight Rises in the theater when it first came out. The timing wasn’t right and the logistics just weren’t right. Now I’m actually kinda glad, because the whole thing was rather disappointing. And I’m saying this … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 2

In part one of this series I imparted some serious knowledge and discussed a lot of theoretical bullshit. Not all of it went over well, and not all of it was PHP specific. A lot of the stuff we talked … Continue reading

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PHP Like a Pro: Part 1

PHP gets a lot of flack for being a shitty language. This reputation is unfortunately well deserved. It is an ugly, quirky, idiosyncratic mess. But at the same time, PHP remains one of the most popular web programming languages out … Continue reading

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Let’s Learn Latex: Part 5

LaTeX is fully extensible. Just about every command you can think of can be overloaded and redefined in your document. Or the document class definition. Or a custom made package file. This is the beauty of this system. You can … Continue reading

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Refactoring PHP

How do you tackle big refactoring projects for your chosen language, framework and platform? I’ve been sort of struggling with a very old, twisted and convoluted PHP mess as of lately, and I’m finding that there are just not that … Continue reading

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Destructive Digitization

What is more valuable: a physical object or it’s virtual digitized copy? This is a simple question, but answering it is actually unusually complex. On the surface, a physical object is clearly more valuable because it is made out of … Continue reading

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DOTA 2

Lately I have been entertaining myself playing DOTA2. I got a beta invite from one of the readers here (thank you sir!) and found it quite addictive. The game is currently F2P but in a closed beta so you need … Continue reading

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Technology and Learning

As an educator, I am absolutely frightened when I read articles like these. Just the opening sentence chills me to the core. Observe: There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their … Continue reading

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Progress in Fantasy Settings

Here is an idea worth pondering: what happens to fantasy setting when the technological progress kicks in? The obvious answer is nothing. Nothing can happen, because once a universe leaves the medieval like “sweet spot” it ceases to be fantasy … Continue reading

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