Stephen’s Statements A little bit of everything from Stephen Duncan Jr, a Software Developer in Portland, Oregon

Monday, October 23, 2006

Tony Romo

While I’ve been frustrated by Bledsoe’s consistency, I was never among the Dallas Cowboy fans that was calling for Tony Romo to replace Bledsoe. I didn’t think an unproven quarterback could make much difference. But the drive I just watched Tony Romo lead was very impressive. No matter how tonight’s game finishes, I see Romo as the quarterback for the Cowboys for the rest of the season. The biggest benefit: it looks like Dallas games will be more exciting on the offensive end.

Update: Well, Romo made enough mistakes to make my prediction that he will be the QB the rest of the season questionable. I think I’d still prefer Romo, but I’m not sure if Bill Parcells will agree.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Steve Yegge: On Programming Better

I’ve recently finished reading all of Steve Yegge’s blog-rants. The overarching theme is Steve searching for ways to do better at software development. For instance, Being the Averagest on why many programmers aren’t trying to get better, and Practicing Programming on how to get better for those who listened and decided they want to try. He also chronicles his search for a better programming language. I suggest reading all of the essays; hopefully they’ll inspire you to be a better programmer, and you can take advantage of the work “Stevey” has done to guide you down the path of improvement. Stevey wrote all these articles while working at Amazon; make sure to also check out his current blog now that he works at Google.