Score Reading Trainer 0.1.4 released

I have just made a new release of Score Reading Trainer, 0.1.4. This release has a very important bug fix, thanks to Julian Kniephoff. The fix allows to use notes below the first line of the staff without getting the extra lines mixed and eventually crashing. It was also upgraded to compile correctly and easily to a current KDE, version 3.

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A programmer’s favourite language

I’ve discovered something recently. Most programmers have a favourite programming language. No, that’s not it, there’s more to my discovery. Whenever those programmers have an idea they open a text editor and start coding and/or they start playing with a REPL, if they are lucky to like a programming language that provides one.

You watch them code and they do it fast, with little errors. They don’t program fast because it’s a good language, they program fast because they know it, and they know it because they use it often, and they do that because they like it. That was the first part of my discovery. Continue reading “A programmer’s favourite language”

You will be out of business or you are scamming people

Suppose you own a business. And there’s some good, like bottles of vodka, or some service, like massages, that you can sell to your costumers (I wonder what kind of business that is).

One fine day when you arrive you start opening your shop, turning on the lights. You turn the cash-machine and instead of the usual beeping, you hear an explosion and a funny smelling fume comes from behind the poor machine.

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The archer aims at himself

Last Monday I took my first lesson in archery, that is, shooting arrows with a bow. Some years ago I would have tried to do it myself: go buy a bow and some arrows, find a place to shoot and shoot. But I am really glad I haven’t done that and instead, went to Otendor’s Parlemo branch. There’s so much to learn first. On one side there’s a lot of technique. A lot. I wouldn’t have guessed a 10% of what I’ve been taught in one lesson.

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