Bits and Bytes
I am back from 16 days abroad. It is good to be back, even if it is for a short while. While I was away, I collected a couple of links and here they are...
Photographing buildings and other things
I was surprised to learn that taking a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night, when lit up - would technically require a royalty if I published it. So, I looked around and found this link. Now obviously that only applies in the USA, but it was interesting none the less. I can photograph buildings to my hearts content.
Teach Yourself Programming in 10 years
I don't know if it takes ten years, but it certainly will take more than "a week", or "24 hours". Now, in defense of some of these books - like a "Learn Pascal in Three Days" - if you were a seasoned programmer, you could probably learn much of Pascal in three days and be useful with it.
But then again, since when do seasoned programmers buy "Learn in three days" :) They just dive in.
I definitely agree with the sentiment espoused there however. It takes time to become really experienced at something, at anything. TIME. It really does.
This is almost certainly a joke. But a pretty funny one!
Things we think we know...
I give a short keynote-ish type of talk "Things we think we know". I'll have to verify these are all correct first, but they might make a nice addition. Hey - this is going to be nice, by linking to it, people will read it and tell me if they are wrong :) How easy is that...