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Review:

I can't be­lieve I am the first per­son read­ing this in all of goodread­s.­com :-)

I could not fin­ish it. The first sto­ry "Food will win this war" is ok, but the fol­low­ing two dig them­selves deep­er and deep­er in­to mil­i­tary slang, it's al­most as if their on­ly goal was to make you un­der­stand what an S-3 is.

Redliners

Review:

Viet­nam vet­er­ans should not be al­lowed to write books about sol­diers in a jun­gle set­ting. It's lazy.

Blogging from Latinoware again

Last night while eat­ing one of the Python Brazil guys told me about the Light­ning Talks ses­sion tak­ing place to­day.

Since I am ba­si­cal­ly in­sane, I was con­vinced to do my first light­ning talk:

  • In span­ish in front of a pure­­ly brazil­ian au­di­ence

  • Cre­at­ing it while hav­ing break­­fast 1 hour be­­fore the event

  • Af­ter ex­ceed­ing the al­lot­t­ed 50! min­utes 2 days ago

So, in short, I was ter­ri­fied. I got there, sat at the back, start lis­ten­ing.

I was 4th in or­der.

1: doctests (nice)

2: pro­nounce­able pass­words (nice)

3: MVC in gtk... I did­n't un­der­stand a word, and ran out of time.

So, I am now think­ing no­body will un­der­stand me at al­l, so I will slow down, run out of time, and will then give the worst light­ning talk ev­er.

I'm next up. My top­ic: how to build a spread­sheet in 5 min­utes.

Amaz­ing­ly, it worked rather well, the "M­C" asked me for a copy of the code, and said it was a neat ex­am­ple. Noone looked hor­ri­fied or ROFLing, so I am at least some­what hap­py about it.

Here is the code for you, too: ss­in5min.t­gz

I would do it again. But if I am do­ing it again here, I am learn­ing por­tuguese first.


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