Tag Archives: programming

Behind the questionmark in a diamond – what I learned today about character encodings

I used to dread the days when I ran into a question mark, in a black diamond shape or not, in a middle of some text on a website or elsewhere, but now I find it fun. I feel like … 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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Happy Mondays, or why we need to reboot regularly

I’ve had some long weekends and holidays lately and had to start over on Monday, or Tuesday which is not all that different, like today. I was surprised to find out that it is not as bad as I thought. … Continue reading

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Stanford classes: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Introduction to Databases, free, online

I’m about to take my e-learning to a new level – I enrolled in all three of the Stanford online classes: Artifical Intelligence, Machine Learning and Introduction to Databases. It’s free, it’s serious – with tests and all, and it’s … 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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Diversity – what’s in it for you?

You don’t want to feel guilty. You have no time and energy to waste on that. Guilt isn’t fun. Which is why all kind of diversity talk fails when it is based on the game of people who feel excluded … Continue reading

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