Yearly Archives: 2009

company January 8, 2009

Podcast #36

Joel and Jeff, with special guest Eric Sink of SourceGear, discuss source control present and future, why writing a compiler is an important rite of passage for programmers, and how budding software engineers should be educated. I was convinced Eric was going to agree with me on whether or not software developers should know C.…
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background January 6, 2009

Welcome Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00002

I am pleased to announce that Stack Overflow just added another team member in an officially paid capacity: Jarrod Dixon. Jarrod and I met on the job in 2002, and became fast friends. Here was the rare programmer who loved to code every bit as much as I did. It was our calling, and we…
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background January 6, 2009

The Best Time to Ask a Stack Overflow Question?

Simucal asks: What is SO’s peak time of day in terms of number of users on the site? I’m curious because there are times when I want to ask a fairly niche question and asking when the most number of users are on might be beneficial. I did a quick query on non-deleted revisions, grouped…
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community January 6, 2009

Accept Your Own Answers

Have you ever wondered why you can’t accept your own answer on Stack Overflow? If so, you’re not alone. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words; here’s what I just did to one of my own questions: Before: After: Hey, look at that, I just accepted my own answer! Now, there are…
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company January 5, 2009

Using Your Own URL as Your OpenID

One of the cooler features of OpenID is delegation. This means, instead of having your OpenID identifier be yourname.myopenid.com it can be simply yourdomain.com Much easier to remember, right? And it’s really easy to do, too! Here’s how I did it. First, sign up for an OpenID with the provider of your choice (note that…
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company January 3, 2009

We Now Support Multiple OpenIDs

The current top ranked feature request is to Allow Changing the Associated OpenID. Just how much would you pay for a feature like this? 50 gp? 740 flooz? 13 plat? 6,999 linden dollars? We’re giving this fabulous feature to you — for today only — ABSOLUTELY FREE! That’s right! FREE! But wait.. there’s more! Not…
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company January 1, 2009

Podcast #35

This is the 35th episode of the StackOverflow podcast, where Joel and Jeff discuss the mysteries of server hardware, anomalous voting patterns, change fatigue, and whether or not Joel is the Martha Stewart of the software industry. A discussion of the bizarre world of server pricing, as discussed in the Best (or Worst) Geek Christmas…
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