Dirck Blaskey

Hi, this is Dirck Blaskey's page on C2, WardsWiki.

I've been a professional programmer for (mumblemumble) years, and currently have my own business, DanbalaSoftware ( http://www.danbala.com ).

Most of that experience has been in C, but now my primary language interests are Python and C++.

The application domain I have the most experience with is ProjectManagement. Most of my current work is either with MicrosoftAccess, or PDF and Postscript related projects using C/C++. For various reasons, one of the projects uses a home-grown C With Objects toolset instead of C++ (I have permission to publish this if anyone is interested).

Other areas of interest include LiterateProgramming, DesignPatterns, DevelopmentProcessControl, and CorporateMemory.

The PythonLanguage is my LanguageOfChoice, where appropriate. I've written a number of tools in Python, including some LiterateProgramming tools, and I actively use it for building test frameworks for C/C++ code, as well.
The coder's creed:


Virtual Graffiti: http://www.danbala.com/dirck
Wiki is very cool, but so far a bit overwhelming. It seems quite chaotic. Lots of cool stuff, but no 'top'. Of course, Real systems have no top. It is a great time-waster, though (checking the clock).

Hi Dirck, if you only had time for one part of Wiki, I'd start with ExtremeProgramming. -- ChrisBaugh

I've been lost in here for a couple of hours - was just reading XpAsReligion. Great picture of WardAndKent :^)

note: that used to be a picture of Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins.
[8/1/01db] Just 'finished' a QuickAndDirty? LateNightHack?, IckyWiki. Inspired by the ShortestWikiContest. If it still seems like a good idea in the daylight, I'll add a reference there.

[8/2/01db] Too late, NickBensema already put one in there :)
Thought I'd add my coder's creed, maybe it's worth commenting on:


Thanks for the {}.get() idea Dirck.
     -AndyPierce

Dirck, keep the Python posts coming. I enjoy your commentary. The Ruby guys are bringing up lots of interesting questions. -- SteveHowell

I second the motion. (And I'm one of the bad guys. ;) --AdamSpitz

Naw, you're not one of the bad guys - just misguided -- dB^)
5/6/2002 Guess I've been missing all the latest interesting Python posts. Send me a ping if something exciting happens!

Are you the same Dirck who attended SBVC with Guido and company in the early 80's? Any news from Patel?

-RichMcGee

Hey Rich!

Yeah, that's me. As far as I know Patel still owns the motel on alabama, but i haven't talked to him in many years. he and marty had some kind of falling out....

do you remember kevin hagel? he graduated from csusb in june, with a BS in CS. he's working at some off-the-wall company in Pasadena, the "California Credits Group".

i didn't realize you were still up at csusb. i think the last time i saw you up there, you were showing me your cool new macintosh plus.

those were the days...

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