A Funny Comment on Slashdot

on the types of programmers:

  • Clueless — in way to deep over their heads, don’t understand the subject, and it shows.
  • Hacker — I’m going to fix this problem any way I can and by any means necessary and am going to be obsessively focused. Can cause a coronary if allowed to work with Windoze for more than a year (unless they figure out that the solution requires a fork-lift).
  • Guru — Everybody turns to them for an answer; in reality, they just know how to use the man pages.
  • Primadonna — works well in teams of 1 or fewer. Must understand everything in minute detail before any work can be started. Has written the ultimate “hello whirrled” program.

Data Visualization

I have recently been seeing data visualization with text. The tag arena is a good example. If the articles in the website are mapped to some fixed set of tags, then the font size of the tag can be used as a visual hint to show how many articles have been published under the specific tag.

So, we don’t need pictures to visualize somethings, even text would do.