Category Archives: learn-to-learn

Better communication through introversion and solitude

I’m back. Sort of. I’ve been busy rediscovering introversion, silence and solitude. Some activities require them, like learning, coding, learning to code. I’m not going to discuss the paradox of coding as both a solitary and team/community activity, or get … Continue reading

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Living inside Moodle e-learning platform, source code and db structure

I’ve spent the last months of workdays inside the source code and db structure of Moodle, an interesting e-learning platform. My first impression was confusion. Some of the code is procedural, some is object-oriented, some global variables are used, and … Continue reading

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The Code is your Tutor, RTFSC

In a perfect world every apprentice would have a perfect tutor.  All the time. An apprentice would always be able to learn from great masters and journeymen under favorable conditions, they would have time and communicate well and learn from … Continue reading

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Beyond good enough, the more you study for the easy parts the better you’ll be at what’s difficult

Ok, I’m back. It’s been a busy few months, and I’ll likely explain why in another post. I’m a busy PHP Junior Developer now, and I’m also taking 3 online courses (offered in partnership with the Stanford University), as you’ve … Continue reading

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5 productivity ideas: every smart hacker always has a next doable step

“We overestimate what we can do in a day, and underestimate what we can do in a year.” 1) MICROMANAGE THE YEAR Since I found that phrase on the Web, it’s been in my toolbox and helping me organize my … Continue reading

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The Pragmatic Life of a Passionate Programmer, the book

As I’ve written before, we all need maps. Especially in an ever changing field like IT. We also need encouragement, advice, and to know we are not alone in this mess. This Chad Fowler book, “The Passionate Programmer”, brings all … Continue reading

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Learning algorithms during lunch breaks for finding math in chaos :)

It’s never too late to learn algorithms, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s not going to happen overnight or over a single lunch break, but an hour here a weekend there and you might see progress. But where … Continue reading

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