Ping (zestyping) wrote,

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A big shout out to my Shad Valley pals who may be joining us here (hi Meg! Nice picture!).

I'm sitting in my education class on teaching programming. We're talking about how to convince students to reuse code instead of rewriting everything on their own. Someone said, "But it can be hard to understand how someone else's code works. Honestly, sometimes i'd rather spend two hours writing 500 lines of code and be done, than spend, like, 5d4 hours trying to figure out some library." I burst out laughing when he said "5d4 hours." Made me start thinking about a role-playing game parody of programming. "You are now a level-three hacker... your software has 6d20 users and 5d6 bugs... roll 1d12 to determine if Microsoft tries to sue your company..."

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