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Learning javascript.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-04-16 14:39:26

Nothing new in a while because I'm busy learning javascript.

Yeah, that's right. I've been coding javascript since -99 and I'm right now working in a company where I code javascript almost every working day of the year and about two weeks back the thought struck me; I suck at coding javascript.

So now I've gotten some books and am trying to unlearn some of the bad habits I've gathered along the way and learn do things the right way. I've been misinformed in the sense that I've been thinking javascript is an inferior second class citizen in the realm of programming languages, but turns out I've just been using it wrong and getting my information from wrong sources.

Stating my opinion.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-03-18 20:00:07

Just wanted to add the statement that I have been only buying wind and hydro power since 2009. Before that I had no control over the electricity I used.

Feel free to use the badge. I'll add a page soon where I state it's Creative Commons 3.0 by-nc-sa.

Nuclear safety 101

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-03-12 22:28:49

About two days ago a magnitude 8.8(8.9?) earthquake, a tsunami and a number of aftershocks hit the east coast of japan. Among the sheer amount of human tradegy there was one event that really stood out.

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant suffered a power failure as the tsunami cut off-site power and apparently made the on-site diesel generators be counted as off-site power source as well. This led to the coolant circulation system failure, temperature buildup in the core and currently some kind of explosion, some radiation leak but apparently no core meltdown at least. This has had me pondering all day...

Open source guitar teacher.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-03-07 11:14:08

With the introduction of real guitars Like this as game controllers I have started pondering the feasibility of a open source guitar teaching tool. The Stratocaster has a midi port. Actually midi is the primary connection of the guitar as it is connected to the console with a separate midi adapter. Compared to the hefty price tag of 1500€+ of a "real" midi capable electric guitar, 230€ at Thomann sounds like a real bargain.

Small logo change.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-03-05 13:38:40

Decided to edit the logo "a bit". I've been feeling hesitant to use the old logo here anyway as it looked a lot like Mickey Mouse's head and Disney is not a company with a reputation to allow anything resembling their trademarks, however remotely, to last.

I'm open to suggestions on how to further improve the logo, but that will do for the moment.