snark from a parallel dimension

08Mar08

…where Gawker is written by IT guys.

“Boolean Integers” 

Pop quiz, hot shot. There are seven different true/false flags. You have only a single integer to represent them. What do you do? What do you do?

When Stephan E’s predecessor was faced with this problem, he knew exactly how to handle things. He used the integer to store a bit pattern. Of sorts. Well… kinda…

Check out the full post— it’s like glimpsing the pure Chomskian structure of a snarky blog post, because the actual content is utterly unintelligible.



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