Here are some notes I’ve taken while reading Building Blocks of Amazon ECS.
I’ve changed the static site generator that powers
www.gergel.im. In this post, I explain the motivation behind this change, describe a few issue I had during the setup, and finally spend a word about my new workflow for content creation.
Today I ran into an article by one Troy Hunt that talks about the fact that https is now past the status of exception, and is becoming the new norm.
Today I wanted to make some experiments with CGI on my newly-installed Ubuntu 16.04. There are a few steps to take before starting to experiment, and I’m writing them down here in case anyone else wants to try something similar.
Wrong assumption: when an exception occurs, a stack unwinding occurs, which means that the relevant destructors of objects are called in the appropriate order.
Frustrated by several attempts at creating GUI-based programs that I’ve tried in the past, I decided to try how differently the story could end when using a language that promises enlightenment to its users. I ended up writing Calculon, a simple calculator, and in the process learned a couple of things about Racket and the
racket/gui module (and paid homage to one of the best cartoons in history).
As promised, this is a wrap up of my experience concentrating for (slightly more than) 12 weeks on only 2 subjects. For this first stint, I chose to learn Racket and to read Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective. Not long ago I have lost interest in providing ultimate motivations for what I do in my free time; I’ll just stick to what happened. (I can’t promise I won’t motivate everything else, which is not ultimate.)
I remembered a simple trick I used to know, but that could not remember on the spot, to solve a problem in understanding the exact lifetime of C++ objects.
In the hot, cruel desert of this space, wind howled in solitude. A stone statue lay on the ground like a man asleep, succumbing to its own weight, mental and physical. For more than one year, no stirring. The sun shines on again today. A wanderer passes by on a camel, and looks at the strange statue. He swears that he saw it moving.
I am always on the lookout for ways to enhance my proficiency with programming. In the last months I have come to agree with the common saying that, with programming languages, you only learn by doing.