Archive for February, 2010

How Your Race Affects The Messages You Get

Linked on Feb 26 at 17:17

I really like how OkCupid shares their statistical data. In this report, they correlate ethnicity with reply rate. The conclusions? Women of African descent reply the most but get the least replies. White men get the most replies but reply the least. White women and those of Asian and Hispanic descent prefer white men. The … Read more

Branch By Abstraction

Linked on Feb 25 at 7:18

Branch By Abstraction is a development technique whereby an introduction of a destructive change is preceded by an abstraction phase. This abstraction phase involves abstracting the affected code, updating its dependent code to use the abstraction, introducing a second unit-tested implementation, updating the code again and, lastly, deprecating and destroying the old implementation. I did … Read more