Ethical Programming

xkcd on good code

Don’t let anyone tell you that as a programmer you don’t have to make moral or ethical decisions. Every time you decide that making users feel stupid is better than fixing your code, you’re making an ethical decision. – Joel Spolsky

This may belong in a separate post, but while we’re on the subject of programming, I am trying to come up with a project that will help researchers/bloggers/writers/academics save time/money/frustration. The requirements are that it be doable within the next month or so (at least a minimally viable version) while I work on other projects, and that it have a substantial Python component with maybe some R, SQL, or Django thrown in. Requests or suggestions in the comments or by email are welcome.

[quote via @newsyc20]