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  • Yes, PHP is faster than C#

    So, I got an interesting spam comment on my post today: “It gets even crazier when you actually benchmark the two languages only to discover in some real-world cases, PHP outperforms C#.” I triple dare you to show code examples so we can explain why you’re wrong. Quadruple dare Jesus christ, how did you think […]

  • My Favorite Language has Changed to PHP

    For the last 15 years or so, my favorite language has been C#, despite using mostly PHP in my workplace since 2012. Over the years, I’ve written a lot of side-projects in C#, and it’s been great, for the most part. Until I learned Assembly… last year. When I learned Assembly, I think I broke […]

  • WTAF: Designer, meet a programmer

    So, I know I kinda promised a short story in my last post … but I was going to retheme this site first. And, well, I ran into some atrocious patterns trying to make the theme do what I want. I just wanted to share this, because I seriously went WTAF. Some time ago, people […]

  • Is It Time to Start Over?

    You may (or may not) have noticed I haven’t posted in a while, but the reality is that I have over a hundred ready to publish posts. So, why haven’t I posted them? The answer is pretty simple: I wanted to better understand what I write about and how I can be more focused. It […]

  • Detecting If a Screen is Turned off in Linux

    I occasionally write utilities for my computer that make my life a bit easier. This morning I was looking for a way to detect whether the monitor was turned off on my Linux laptop. The best advice I came across was using xset -q and parsing the following section: Wait, what? After diving into some […]

  • Testing123

    Hello. I have a single thing I want to say and see if Jesse sees this: JITM

  • My Dead Letter Queue

    My Dead Letter Queue

    I came to a realization a long, long time ago that one day I’m going to die. One day, I won’t be here anymore. What happens then? How will people read my (hidden) blogs from the Army? How will people read my unpublished stories and poetry? How will my wife know how to pay the […]

  • Time Capsule (2005)

    Time Capsule (2005)

    Sometimes life throws us a life-changing experience. It “wakes us up” from the routine that life can become. I once swore that I would never become complacent in life … yet, here I am. Complacency is comfortable, it’s easy, it’s smart. It’s coasting because you can, to make it to the next day. It’s skipping […]