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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Roger era un cubo

Roger era un cubo, Thomas Was Alone

Humble Weekly Sale, c’è anche Amnesia.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Eternal “Checked vs. Unchecked Exceptions” Debate

The question sprouted in my mind this afternoon, while chatting during job. If checked exceptions are so good, then which are the right use cases? Oracle’s bottom line is

If a client can reasonably be expected to recover from an exception, make it a checked exception. If a client cannot do anything to recover from the exception, make it an unchecked exception.

That’s good and all, but then I might ask: is a database connection error “recoverable” ? Is a failed commit “recoverable? Is a failed rollback “recoverable” ?

My opinion is that failing fast is good. But, you know…

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Monday, August 12, 2013

How to Disable Notifications in Foursquare’s Android App ?

You can’t.

At least, not within the app. Log in to Foursquare’s web app (namely, their website), go to your profile, settings, and uncheck this bastard:

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Now the app will finally stay silent. Yes, the most important setting cannot be set from within the app. Go figure.

No, Foursquare, I don’t really want to be notified about every fucking single movement my friends make.

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