Discovered today I needed an RPM for the madplay cli binary for CentOS and one did not yet exist.
So I built my first RPM today, thanks to an existing (if dated) .spec file I found.
And here’s the spec file I based it on.
Via his autobiography.
Two times makes it a tradition.
Found this link perfectly helpful.
Hadn’t read of someone else experiencing this. I have.
Hadn’t heard that quote before. Want to remember it. It’s credited to anonymous, who as Virginia Woolf tells us, must have been a woman.
I get asked from time to time, always by non-software-developers, why it is that I start my email replies at the bottom of the thread.
for their mental dexterity and I admire them read from bottom to top, but a select few from top to bottom, most people read
Today is the birthday of the inventor of the odometer. I find the origin story fascinating.
As Professor Dijkstra put it: “Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one’s native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.”
Interesting chart showing the change in college graduate degrees by major over the last 40 years.