Sunday, September 27, 2009

On whining

You know how it goes, right?... "oh I can't because", "it's too hard because"... the all too common rationalizations for accepting failure.

I have news for you. Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of the best French impressionist painters, developed rheumatoid arthritis. This is a painful, joint degenerating disease for which there is no cure. Nevertheless, he continued painting for close to 30 years until his death. If that meant needing help getting a brush to his hand, so be it. How absolutely wonderful. But also, how easy it is to forget how much pain and sheer effort went into creating his unique paintings, isn't it? So, next time you are stuck with a tough problem, or a difficult situation, just remember those who, like Renoir, exercised their will to see their desires come true.

Life is too short. Enough with the whining, already.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Seaside 3.0 port for Dolphin

Some of my good friends at InfOil have announced they will maintain a Seaside port for Dolphin. You can take a look at Sebastián Calvo's latest Seaside 3.0 release here. Enjoy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Colorful question

What is the color of 8 in Windows' Minesweeper?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Smalltalks 2009 official website

Greetings! The Fundación Argentina de Smalltalk, or FAST :), is pleased to announce the official Smalltalks 2009 website. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FTP server back up

And now, the FTP server at is back up (remember: no anonymous logins). Enjoy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Closures for C --- wonderful!

Check it out, C has blocks! It certainly looks more and more like Smalltalk as time goes by.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Photos (and a video) from ESUG 2009!

Hernan Wilkinson just posted a picasa album of ESUG 2009 photos. I also have 4.2gb of photos I took while at ESUG, but it will take me some time to go through them before I can put them in a picasa album. Soon enough, though :). In the mean time, enjoy Hernan's pictures!

Finally, here is a video of Gabriel Honoré receiving the first prize in the ESUG awards.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Assessments 1.12

I just published an improvement to Assessments so that prerequisites can be started / stopped lazily as with SUnit 3.2. The previous prerequisite handling, in which all prerequisites must start before assessment evaluation begins, is also available via a different prerequisite policy. Enjoy!