“I Am Ivan Fyodorovich and I Hacked Google!”

“It was very easy, and I didn’t do it to get that Swedish girl her boys back in the sack,” says Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov. Yesterday Lisa from Sweden told the tearful story about how she recovered her lost password thanks to a hacker site. She can now resume contact with her boyfriends. Ivan says he is the guy behind the hack that supposedly revealed five million GMail passwords. I have no way of knowing if this is the truth – he may be just some Russian glory hunter.

“The Russian Password Reset Service Is Great!”

“Who remember their first pet’s nick name? Google’s service for resetting passwords sucks big time,” says Lisa from Sweden. Lisa writes in a letter that she couldn’t get into her GMail-account, and Google was of no help to her. Tjenare, Mr. Cheeky! Oh, I was getting desperate, that’s for sure. I had all my boyfriends’ contact information stored in there. How was I now going to get me something?

“It’s Not like a Missing Unit Test and Then – BOOM, China Syndrome!”

“My boss is very traditional, old Ukrainian KGB, and he hasn’t followed the latest ‘Is Test-Driven Development Dead?’-debate” It’s Juric Malec who writes this in a letter. He is a software engineer at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Near the city of Enerhodar, on the banks of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnieper river, the plant produces 6,000 megawatt electrical. Deep inside the plant sit Juric and his boss Nikolai Mikhailovich Golushko.

Singing Scrum

I got this letter from a guy from Delaware. He works as a developer in a small Scrum team, and his biggest fear was the Daily Scrum. But not anymore. Daily Scrum is a short, standing meeting every morning where the team members talk about what they did yesterday and what today’s plan is. In his own writing he tells why he went to Iron Maiden for help – and then his six year old daughter:


I am The Cheeky Coder. A developer. A good one. One of the finest. Linus asked me for an autograph once. My coding skills is only trumped by my arrogance. My Rock Solid Background My areas of interest include performance monitoring, large-scale distributed systems, compression techniques, microprocessor architecture, compiler optimizations, jazz from the sixties and programming languages without parentheses. Cheeky Coder Triva My keyboard has two keys: 1 and 0.

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