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The best search terms of 2010

Friday, December 24th, 2010 by Nigel Jones

It’s that time of the year again when I look back over some of the more amusing search terms that drove people to this blog. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

C shoot yourself in the foot codes

The cynic in me immediately thought that the search would be better if he reversed the logic and looked for C constructs whereby you can’t shoot yourself in the foot.

Can electrical engineers do embedded systems?

A profound question. I have already given my thoughts on this matter.

IT consulting no technical skills

No wonder so many consultants have a bad reputation!

How to goof off at work without being caught

No wonder some employers have a jaded view of their employees!

Well written code doesn’t need debugging nigel jones

Yikes! Just for the record I will state unequivocally that all code needs debugging.

Can sprintf be sued in isr

Presumably this was a typo. However the use of sued just seems so much more appropriate when it came to sprintf and interrupt service routines.

Want c code projects to put fake experiance (sic)

I’m not sure whether to admire the guile of this person or to shudder at the thought of someone with fake experience working on a medical device.

Normal folks and the nerds in embedded system

I actually thought this was fair enough. I know my kids think I’m weird.

I’m not completely useless! I can be used as a bad example!

That’s what I call a positive outlook!

Bad stack overflow experience

Is there any such thing as a good stack overflow experience?

Tools to write to eeprom of msp430

Good luck with that – the MSP430 doesn’t have any EEPROM šŸ™‚

Are people on stackoverflow all dicks?

My favorite term of the year. I consoled myself by assuming that the searcher was actually thinking of the people at the other stack-overflow. Having said that, I don’t think the people there are dicks either.

Anyway, thanks for reading. I will return to my usual fare with my next post.

4 Responses to “The best search terms of 2010”

  1. Lundin says:

    šŸ™‚

    I believe the term “shoot yourself in the foot” is taken from a famous quote by the C++ guru Bjarne Stroustrup:

    “C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off.”

  2. Iā€™m not completely useless! I can be used as a bad example!

    that’s going on my facebook status immediately!

  3. Glenn says:

    “How to goof off at work without being caught”

    How does a term like that land you at the embedddedgurus site? šŸ™‚

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