Millón de Monos

Weblog de Manuel Aristarán

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“If you trust in yourself … and believe in your dreams … and follow your star … you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.” Terry Pratchett

int *ptr;

I’ve come to realize that understanding pointers in C is not a skill, it’s an aptitude. In first year computer science classes, there are always about 200 kids at the beginning of the semester, all of whom wrote complex adventure games in BASIC for their PCs when they were 4 years old. They are having a good ol’ time learning C or Pascal in college, until one day they professor introduces pointers, and suddenly, they don’t get it. They just don’t understand anything any more. 90% of the class goes off and becomes Political Science majors, then they tell their friends that there weren’t enough good looking members of the appropriate sex in their CompSci classes, that’s why they switched. For some reason most people seem to be born without the part of the brain that understands pointers. Pointers require a complex form of doubly-indirected thinking that some people just can’t do, and it’s pretty crucial to good programming. A lot of the “script jocks” who started programming by copying JavaScript snippets into their web pages and went on to learn Perl never learned about pointers, and they can never quite produce code of the quality you need. Joel Spolsky – The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing


Right now the Rails folks put everything in a Wiki, which is Hawaiian for “can’t find shit.” (Zed Shaw)

Tortuga Escapada

Denken Über y otros ya escribieron sobre el lanzamiento de, el sitio del diario y editorial Perfil (Argentina).

La implementación es, en mi opinión, una vergüenza. Además del obvio robo a la versión anterior de, el sitio funciona mal. Intenten entrar con Firefox para Linux.

Lo más llamativo es la editorial-siglo-pasado de Fontevecchia.