Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

It was a long time I’d like to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It came to my knowledge several years ago while browsing hacker culture stuff, like the Jargon File. Regrettably I can’t find now, even with the power of modern web search engines, which reference I stumbled upon. I knew that
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Mazzo di carte

“Ho capito che ognuno di noi nasce con un mazzo di carte diverso, chi ha il punto servito e chi un mucchio di scarti, ma questo non vuol dire che non si possa giocare lo stesso. E magari vincere. Dipende tutto da come si affronta la partita.” [Da “Morto a 3/4” di Francesco Balletta]

Il Mistero della Sibilla Appenninica

“Il tuo codice è scritto bene, raffinato, solido ed evoluto, tutti dovrebbero scrivere codice così, ma gli altri hanno difficoltà a capirlo e sarebbe meglio che tu abbassassi un po’ il tuo livello così che sia più semplice per loro capirlo e modificarlo”. Questo, parafrasato, è quello che ho sentito in un paio di esperienze
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Scuola 2.0

Penso che mi si possa definire un entusiasta appassionato di computer ed elettronica, avendo iniziato ad usare i PC da quando ancora si chiamavano “home computer”. Ho passato però abbastanza tempo alla tastiera per raggiungere una certa obiettività la cui estrema sintesi con un po’ di esagerazione potrebbe essere riassunta dalla Quinta legge dell’inattendibilità: “Errare
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Agile Estimation and Plannning

Agile methodologies yield appealing promises – deliver the maximum value for customer money by frequently releasing a shippable version of the software kept in sync with the customer’s needs by the presence of a customer proxy in the development team. I hadn’t really bought in all the hype of agile, but I think that there
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The Practical Guide to Defect Prevention

If you happen to be involved in software development you know how much it costs and you can’t ignore the chances of reducing defect count and thus increasing the cost-effectiveness of the process. So I started reading this book with much interest also because the word “Practical” in the title looked very promising.I had some
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Does God Play Dice? The New Mathematics of Chaos

What if you discover that what you know about math physic is wrong? That would be quite a surprise, but it is what actually is if you haven’t studied chaos theory.In fact I felt quite surprised when I read this book by Ian Steward. Surprised and Enlightened. The book is an educational essay on the
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Reading a quick summary – part 2

Software Creativity Robert Glass Software Creativity 2.0. Quite an interesting reading. The author attempts to answer the recurring question whether writing software be a procedural task or a creative process. The question is very interesting and it is at the core of software engineering practices. If the answer is the first, then writing code can
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