Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I found a while ago this course of computer scienc-y things for scientists, and it blew my mind. Completely changed the way I worked. I then went and read books and books on programming techniques. Very awesome, but still the carpentry is the place I go back when I need to refresh something.

I was so delighted that I decided to sometime give this course, which I have been doing this past november. I think it is going well, it ends tomorrow. I gave a very compressed version of it, with the most important topics being source control, unit testing, writing clean code, and some other stuff like shell commands, debugging, build systems, and the like.

Hopefully next year I will get the time and strength to give a longer version of the course at the Politecnica. Now I am way too tired because I found out too late that I had a deadline last 11/30, and it overlapped with the course completely (I mean the whole month was taken writing this thing up). If I had known I would have scheduled the course for some other time...
posted by fercook @ 12:48 PM   0 comments links to this post
Seeing my life as a movie --not like when you are dying, as they say, but as distancing from myself-- is an interesting experience. It doesn't happen so often but still regularly, perhaps most often when I haven't slept so much. Or when I drink too much, there might be a connection there.

In any case, nothing too interesting, it's just me I'm looking at, but still leaves a feeling of "maybe I did something wrong, just the one thing, that I could change and everything would be so much better today". As in The End of Eternity. And perhaps that thing was investing in Google when it was funded, or not.

I think Facebook makes me sad, and then I go and write these things.

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posted by fercook @ 12:42 PM   0 comments links to this post
For large values of 1.