Back in 2012 I stumbled upon an inconsistency in Ruby's handling of time zones which took me a lot of discussions to get fixed, but eventually I managed to get it done. Essentially this didn't work: DateTime.strptime('0 +0100', '%s %z') The time zone part (+0100) was ignored. If you are not familiar with strptime/strftime, the … Continue reading My tone doesn’t make me wrong, or how I convinced the Ruby project to fix an inconsistency
The true meaning of freedom of speech has been forgotten, and that's why online communities shoot themselves on the foot with censorship.
Just because some amount of something is bad doesn't mean any amount of it is bad.
Lately I've been having deep discussions that get so abstract we reach deep into the nature of reality. One might think that in the 21st century we would at least have gotten that right, we could agree on some fundamentals, and move on to more important stuff, sadly, that's not the case.
I once had a quite extensive discussion with a colleague about several topics related to the software industry, and slowly but methodically we reached a fundamental disagreement on what "success" means. Needless to say, without agreeing on what "success" means it's really hard to reach a conclusion on anything else. I now believe that many … Continue reading The meaning of success
We are we so different from the chimpanzees? We are naked bipeds. Why? The Savanna theory has recently been found to be quite unlikely. So what are the alternatives?
Another great post from Jon Phillips. He now talks about Hugo Chavez and his recent recommendation of Noams Chomky's book: Hegemony or Survival. He did so last wednesday during a speech in the United Nations. In just a few days the book has reached #1 in Amazon's most popular items. According to Chavez: "It's an … Continue reading Who Hugo Chavez really is?
I found this Links to free episodes of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!. I watched a few of them and I must say I love them. They're simple, straight, fun, honest, and obvious. I specially liked the one about the War on Drugs; very enlightening. I like to respect other people's opinions, but in this case, … Continue reading Free TV episodes: Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (fun and enlightening)