Monthly Archives: October 2005

"Premature optimization is the root of all evil." -Larry Wall, creator of PERL

I got a mail from Gent, my boss, reminding us (all developers at nSoftware) about the evils of optimization. The quote is originally attributed to C.A. Hoare, restated by Knuth, and I guess restated by Larry Wall. It reminded me … Continue reading

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Dealing with Mr. Tima

It is dark, gloomy and raining. I have nowhere to go, no one to meet, absolutely nothing to do. It’s the perfect weekend afternoon. It’s time to indulge, search for the path of greed and riches, comprehend the essence of … Continue reading

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Investing for Dummies from a Dummy

Like most people I know little about investing in stocks and can spot good ideas only in hindsight. But this time I am going to predict my earnings based on just common sense and good feeling. No thoughtful analysis or … Continue reading

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