Compendium of Wondrous Links vol V

Seven habits of effective text editing. A great essay by Bram Moolenaar (of Vim fame). It is applicable to any editor, but, of course, shows why Vim can be such a good choice (once you know how to use it, obviously) A useful collection of recipes in Python. Thirty python language features and tricks you may not know How to be a sane programmer. Basically, do other stuff not related to programming. The related Business Insider article is also worth the read. The Evolution of a Software Engineer D/A and A/D Digital… Read More

Google Reader as a “Be careful with the cloud” tale.

I have been hit by the recent “readerpocalipse”. I use Google Reader daily heavily, and it is THE main access I use to consume information on Internet. I am taking a look at alternatives, and I (and everyone else that used it heavily) will survive. But I am worried about what impact can this have in the perception and operations of cloud services, specially by Google, but also in general. During the last years, we have seen a lot of cloud services that the perception has been “this is going to be… Read More