As time goes by, people grow and evolve just like software. Are you going to improve, continuously testing yourself and adopting the latest best practices or will you be the bloated, crufty legacy code that nobody wants to touch? Luckily we can study the successes and failures of the brave pioneers that have gone before us. We'll explore a list of personal favourites collected over the years spanning mailing list legends, dark C code voodoo, and old school hardware. Let's decouple the best traits from other developers and hack together our very own ultimate developer.