A good 12 years for Science
When asking “How can one call a private method in PHP outside its class?” the first answer is another question “Why on earth would you need to do that?“. And this time I had an answer: because the method I need to call is declared as private in a 3rd party library that I’m using […]
While browsing, I’ve found this quote on Scribu’s blog and decided to share it here:
In large measure the high casualty rate of knowledge-based industry is the fault of the knowledge-based, and especially the high-tech, entrepreneurs themselves. They tend to be contemptuous of anything that is not “advanced knowledge”, and particularly of anyone who is not a specialist in their own area. They tend to be infatuated by their own technology, often believing that “quality” means what is technically sophisticated rather than what gives value to the user.
…and it’s true! I tend to dismiss anything that’s not high-tech enough without any other reason, just because it’s not high-tech enough. I find that sometimes I don’t just enjoy the ride, but rather try to analyse it and see if it’s sophisticated enough to be enjoyable. Maybe that’s why I don’t enjoy the “simple pleasures of life”…
To be continued!
As said in the about me page, I’ve just moved my blog from the old URL motane.lu to my new one, tudorbarbu.ninja. Although pretty simple to move use and install, moving wordpress to a different domain is not as easy, as it saves the current domain in the database, in several locations, and manually looking […]
…I’ve been seeing it every day for two years and it still looks amazing!
Today I had the pleasure to test drive the new BMW I3, at an exposition of electrical vehicles in Barcelona. Don’t have the link to the expo as I just stumbled upon it while going out, since it’s close to my house, in front of the Arc de Triomf. While electrical engineering isn’t exactly my favourite […]
As I said before, vim is my weapon of choice when it comes to software development. Well, MacVim since I use a Mac, but aside from some eye-candy, it’s pretty much the same. You can see my current vim configuration files on this Github repository. However, one problem I was experimenting was a clash between […]
I’ve just finished reading Ghost in the wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, a book written by the infamous Kevin Mitnick about how he got from your Average Joe to most wanted super hacker. A good read, although it’s obvious that the book was written for the general public and it’s meant more as an […]
Today I’ve attended the Big Bang Data exposition organised by the CCCB and while the name can be a bit misleading, it has nothing to do with physics or the Big Bang Theory TV series – although I wouldn’t have minded having a picture with Penny – but rather with the vast amounts of data […]