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Lovelace and Babagge VS The economy!

Just found this online-ongoing comic by Sidney Padua created to the Ada Lovelace day in 2009. She depicts a steampunk alternative past where Charles Babagge and Ada Lovelace got to build the difference engine … to fight crime!! LOL. Here the chapters. Don’t miss this one: Lovelace and Babagge VS The economy, where they fight against the economic crisis of 1837, which has uncanny similarities to ours.

«And this is the essential broader point–as a programmer you must have a series of wins, every single day. It is the Deus Ex Machina of hacker success. It is what makes you eager for the next feature, and the next after that. And a large team is poison to small wins. The nature of large teams is such that even when you do have wins, they come after long, tiresome and disproportionately many hurdles. And this takes all the wind out of them. Often when I shipped a feature it felt more like relief than euphoria.»

— Dhanji R. Prasanna (one of the engineers behind Google Wave), on how even the smartests fail to stick to the essential.

Jointly with this other post, they both draw a good story for any startup to hear.

4 big ideas in sw development according to PragProg

I found interesting this serie of posts titled “4 big ideas in software development” according to Tim Ottinger and Jeff Langr. The serie was published monthly in Pragmatic programmers magazine:

Done some reorganization on wiki contents and wrote a bit on refactoring and code smells. I’m proud on the pace and themes the wiki is evolving: I have grown quite a bit of software development topics, which is a reflection on my readings and focus last years. Although could evolve later, the topics on software development are organized in 3 subcategories:

«I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.»

— Automattic Creed

The values on which Automattic bases its roots on.

Esperando a Proudhon

¿Qué hacer cuando el modelo organizativo que te provee el estado de bienestar (educación, sanidad, trabajo, etc) no funciona? La idea de que las naciones han sido superadas como organización para garanizar el bienestar la tengo superada hace tiempo. No por ello es menos doloroso cuando lo sufres en lo que antiguamente consideraste como algo similar a una casa. ¿Qué hacer pues? ¿Con qué parte quedarse en la revisión del viejo debate?: estados fuertes (socialismo de estado) VS capitalismo de amigotes (capitalismo laisezz-faire). Me parece que toca releer y recuperar a los mutualistas, a los socialistas libertarios.