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Joel’s Old: Get The Hell Off My Lawn

I guess someone put a baseball through one of Old Man Spolsky’s windows, because he’s down on the sidewalk shaking his fist at those damn kids:

The lucky kids of JavaSchools are never going to get weird segfaults trying to implement pointer-based hash tables. They’re never going to go stark, raving mad trying to pack things into bits.

Now I realize that Joel’s a total ninja when it comes to software, and I can respect that. But when Grandpa’s out on the porch yelling at the neighborhood toughs wearing only a dress shirt, my sense of filial duty does not override my desire to get him to put some pants on.

Here’s why I think Joel’s call for an Asperger’s Revival is a bit daft.

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