Keep Debugging, My Friends

We’ve all heard the legends about The Most Interesting Man in the World…but did you know that he’s also a software developer?

  • His C++ code never causes a segmentation fault; instead, it apologizes and faults itself.
  • Lenna has a poster of him on her bedroom wall.
  • He never assigns IP addresses to his network packets. They still get there anyway.
  • He is such a rockstar developer that actual rock stars envy him.
  • He can comment out random lines from a software project, and everything still works perfectly.
  • His version of ‘brute force’ gives a firewall an actual black eye.
  • When he commits his source code, he only needs to do it once.
  • When he invokes recursion, it just skips to the final result.
  • His software is so flawless that his employers have needed to create malware for it.
  • He has only practiced rubber duck debugging once…but when he did, that rubber duck magically turned into Linus Torvalds.
  • Peter Bolton is the author of Blowing the Bridge: A Software Story and has also been known to be a grumpy bastard on occasion.

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