psychology of programmers (March 30, 2003, 0) - http://slashdot.org links to http://www.devx.com/devx/editorial/11659,
an article that talks about “flow” and how to encourage programmer
creativity. Pretty good suggestions, like letting developers pick
their own desks and chairs. I hope managers read this and similar articles.
Teach yourself programming in ten years (April 7, 2004, 0) - http://www.norvig.com/21-days.html
The article makes a very good point. Learning isn’t something that can
be rushed. It took me a lot of time and a lot of practice to pick up
ideas from the contests, and I’m not sure if we can get our students
to understand those things after only a sem! That said, we’re going to
try—and maybe we
And now for a bit of lighthearted fun… (January 19, 2005, 0) - “Sexiest Geek Alive” is a geek pageant done right. =) Google for it or
be lazy and just check out the following links.
Why does it work? ’cause it’s as geeky as heck.
Positive stuff about women in technology:
On Technorati: digitalpinay, issues, women, philippines
Celsus Kintanar: 3rd place, development challenge, TopCoder (November 20, 2004, 0) - Congratulations to Celsus Kintanar for winning 3rd place and USD 2500
in the Component Development part of the TopCoder challenge.
(Heh, don’t let him fool you; that’s a Really Cool Achievement!)
TopCoder is one of the biggest programming contests on the Net. =)
Contest article by Joey Alarilla, Inq7
(Kudos to Joey for prompt posting and great coverage, and of
Taming the TODO (November 13, 2005, 0) - My Linux Journal article is up now! =) http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8378 has nicer formatting than my entry on 2005.11.01 .