Michael J. Radwin

Tales of a software engineer who keeps kosher and hates the web.


If you’re a Unix geek, you know about /usr/games/fortune.

If you know much about Yahoo!, you know that we like to name our software things that start with “y”. For example, my Making the Case for PHP at Yahoo! talk mentions our legacy yScript language.

Today, a rather clever co-worker of mine suggested a list of mantras that our engineers should repeat frequently to reach enlightlentment.

“Check in your code.”

“Document your APIs.”

“Have you written unit tests recently?”

“FreeBSD is just as good as Linux (for our needs).”

“Make sure to search devel before asking devel-help.”

“Microsoft sucks. But our users don’t care.”

Heh. Looks like a good start on yfortune.