Gunnar Zarncke

I am a Thinking Specialist and Language Agnostic, though I currently use Java Language mostly (because of the VM, not Syntax+Semantics). I used to be a Three Star Programmer and Think Objects But Write Assembler for my m68k kernel. I'm still Writing Code At Home. I am one who Writes Compilers Asa Hobby and Gave Up On Television. And I say: Forget The Debugger and Dont Lose Good Ideas.

I'm no longer active here. I moved on to . Will continue checking now and then about monthly.

I was a part-time member of the Hamburg Xp Users Group.

I played around with the Smallest Federated Wiki. My wiki there is

My Myers Briggs Type Is INTJ, but slightly so in all four aspects, probably, because I am Finding The Middle Way.

I'm often signed short with .gz which I developed here and which I find somehow funny and fitting.


Michael Sparks (have to comment on his OS)

David Barbour

Links related to my Open Repository (currently Dummy Stage/Spike Solution):

For me to write about/contribute to:

Trust Information Exchange (share/propagate information among more or less trusted friends)

Triple Meta (there must be some ref for automatic meta meta class models)

Trick Oneself, Using Unconscious Objectives, Conscious Unconscious Impedance Mismatch -> Knowing what behaviours would have worked will not help, because it had to be unconscious (related to Inevitable Illusions, Advice Doesnt Work, Golden Arches Theory Of Conflict Prevention)

For me to look into:

Language Machine (term rewriting with ambiguity resolution and side effects)

For me to find later:

Philosophy Of Pragmatism (could be my philosophy)

interesting recent projects in programming languages:

Wheat Language (internet affine)

Wiki rules to follow up:

and to be aware of:

To remember (from Jonathan Tang):

[...] I've noticed that the success of a language depends on its ability to draw a community that's willing to invest their time in it. The success of that depends on the original creator's ability to stand aside and accept contributions from users, regardless of any ego-attachment to the language. I thought that a comment like that, even if joking, might give the impression that I'm more concerned with it being my language than it being a good language.

idea from Costin Cozianu to follow up:

[...] One possible idea would be to set up a network of password protected HTTP proxies between people who know each other and have a modest bandwidth to donate. I don't know how much this idea is worth though.

English is funny; its short words allow sentences like this:

The receiver logs the ic id if it is in ir io code.

This use to be on a Wiki Page but was deleted:

A way of assessing a baby's condition shortly after birth. The score is taken at one and five minutes, to assess improvement. Many babies have low initial scores, which improve rapidly. The five following qualities are used:

Appearance (color)

Pulse (heartbeat)

Grimace (reflex)

Activity (muscle tone)

Respiration (breathing)

Each of the 5 qualities are given a rating of 0 (not present), 1 ('so-so'), or 2 (normal). Thus an Apgar score is a number from 0 to 10, and the higher the better...

Off Topic. Delete this and read Wiki Pedia instead?

I know it is off topic. Someone might meet the expression and wonder what it means. -- John Fletcher

I pup this on Apgar Score, but it got deleted (though I think it is On Topic), maybe I will add it to Code Smell or somewhere else later:

It is off topic, but I like the phrase (and I can add some example values: My first son had 6/8/9 after a somewhat traumatic birth and my second son 9/10/10 which is more usual). And I think it might be a strong analogy for new projects (which are our babys too). To check how healthy a "newborn" project is, we could measure 5 aspects after a day, a week, a month to check if is healty. Candidate properties could be (in analogy to the above):

Appearance (code quality, unreusuable, hacked together or well factored)

Pulse (unit tests present and green)

Grimace (working dummy, that outputs something)

Activity (participation by individual or group)

Respiration (? website ?)

Gunnar, in a way I also feel like a Thinking Specialist. Interested in applying the Pattern Method to other areas? At Meat Ball: Wiki Pattern Language. At Co Forum: Wirtschafts Pattern Sprache. I'd also like to invite you to Dse Wiki. Thinkers needed everywhere... -- Helmut Leitner

pages with my signature:

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