Yesterday I did a talk at the Berlin Ruby Usergroup about beanstalkd.
I have a problem with stuff like the BattleHack. And in this post I want to explain a few issues I have with them.
Today a German Astronaut arrived on the ISS. And he will be there till November. But how do you become an astronaut? What does living in the Space Station feel like?
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Since I moved to Berlin a lot has changed. I got interested in new hobbies and restarted older ones I had before moving to Cologne. Somehow I lost interest in a lot of things there. Biking and Photography for example. Never understood why. But since I moved to Berlin I think I known why. The atmosphere in Cologne was not as bike friendly as Berlin is and the city did not inspire me to do lots of photos there. I am sorry to say this, but Cologne might not be one of the most photogenic places.
If you know me for a long time, you probably have heard this sentence from me at least once: “I will try that again in a few months”. It’s one of the most important things for me to keep up with technology.
Last week I asked on Twitter which books are essential for Ruby developers. And after talking with a few people I now have a collection of twelve books.
A lot of us love to configure our tools. It makes us super efficient. At least we hope it does. Sometimes it’s just procrastination, but in most cases we really want to achieve something. We want to be faster. Type less. Have more time for the important things. Don’t want to enter that long command again and again when we could alias it to one character. Or bind it to a keyboard shortcut.
A lot of programmers think of programming as a craft. Me included. But there is a thing in other crafts that I miss in the programming world. Journeyman years. If you aren’t aware of that concept, it basically means that after you are finished with learning the basic skill of your craft, you had to go on a journey for a few years to improve your skills with new techniques and styles used in other cities or countries. Granted, there are not that many who still do this and the rules behind most of those organizations are very archaic. But the motivation behind that idea is something we should adapt.