Link Dump: August 4, 2003

This looks very interesting.

How to Write Unmaintainable Code: Make sure that every method does a little bit more (or less) than its name suggests. As a simple example, a method named isValid(x) should as a side effect convert x to binary and store the result in a database. You know, my code’s pretty unmaintainable already. And that’s with no effort on my part!

U.S. OKs Hormone for Short Kids (via Wired News). This seems suspiciously like standing at the top of a very slippery slope.

Pavement Terror: sick, but in a funny kind of way.

How to recognize a weblog tool by its permalinks, from Matthew Thomas.

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