Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coming to Smalltalks 2011?

Who knows, you might end up going to Tigre. The New York Times explains...

20th anniversary

I started playing Football Champ on November 30th, 20 years ago. What a trip :).

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Smalltalks 2010 photos available!

I just uploaded a bunch of photos taken at Smalltalks 2010 here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Smalltalks 2010: were you there when it happened?

So you thought you'd be ok missing this conference, right? Really? Maybe you should reconsider. We just came back from the social event, in which Eliot Miranda played guitar for us.


Moreover, Eliot was joined by Eleazar Madriz. Eleazar is originally from Venezuela, although he came to the conference from Brazil.


If you were not there, then you missed Eliot's tune and the subsequent jam session.


... empezó un plano, un plano en R^2...


What is the meta-problem? Smalltalk, baby!

Smalltalks 2010 makes the newspaper

Here is the article, including some video and an interview. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

FTP server down for a few weeks

The FTP server will be unavailable for a few weeks. It should be back up after thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Did you see Smalltalks 2010's schedule?

Seriously, what an amazing lineup for the talks, which also include a GemStone tutorial. And did I mention there is a formal research track too? Check it out at the FAST foundation's website, under the schedule section.

So, you are not coming?...

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

This is a problem (mod the hyperbole)

Here is a neat article complaining that CS students these days "don't study algorithms", can't spell or write properly, etc. I do not know to what extent the assertions hold, but it seems to me they cannot be that far from reality. I remember looking at 4 year college/university graduation works (thesis, or whatever else they are called depending on the college/university) at one point, and finding something equivalent to "how I spell checked XML documents using the standard Microsoft tool set". Just sad...