Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The name's Girl. SuperNerd Girl

Look at my cape! Watch me soar through Nerdville!

I am a nerd today because in order to do some testing for a client, for code which we'd written about a year ago, I needed to have access to a private method. Which I didn't have. In order to do this, I was shown the hacker ways of reflection today, to make my test class get around Java's security. Hell yeah, for that brief 10 minutes of coding, I was just like Angelina Jolie in that flick Hackers.

Well, just like except, obviously I actually eat food, so I have more body flab than Ms Jolie. I also don't have really cool clothes, don't have collagen enhanced lips, and my handle isn't anything nearly dangerous sounding as "Acid Burn". Oh, and I haven't adopted any kids from random Asian countries, I'm not going out with Brad Pitt. And yes, yes, I know I wasn't trying to foil an evil computer genius, or hide from the Secret service, but I was trying to work out why there is a really random bug in my code, using a hacky technique.

Other than all those things, honestly, you couldn't tell her and me apart. We could have been the same person.

Plus, I was more hard core because we didn't have any crap graphics to get through the security settings in my code. All java baby. Mostly run through Linux. Oh yeah. Nerd me up.


Mayren said...

I loved that movie. i have the DVD, the soundtrack etc etc...

Now I laugh because they were all oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over "kate's"
laptop having a 28.8 kbps internal modem to connect to the internet.
That's soo cute.
I still love it.

Not a Cookie Cutter said...

Wow you are hardcore...are you an RHCE?
I loved that movie too!

Trying to "Panda" said...

Clearly I'm not a RHCE, cause I actually had to look that up!! No, I'm just a sad developer who doesn't really know what she's doing....