Sorting out garbage like a geek

Sorting algorithms. They’re pretty geeky, and you probably don’t want me to tell why. Fair enough. Most wise kids stay far from it.

But I read this somewhere (don’t ask) and it kept spinning in my head the past few days:

“People overfocus on efficiency over clarity and simplicity. And most of the time the environment you’re coding in will have an efficient sort function built-in anyway.”

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Facing Your (first) Critics

This entry is also posted as comment to the blog post of Celine Roque on Web Worker Daily, titled Better Web Working: Facing Your Critics

When my first pieces of work went public, I was still in high school. I painted, wrote poetry, plays and articles and did performances with my band. But although the hard bit of learning, exposing en rejection extended far beyond the class room, it never felt as scary or painful as it did later.

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Blogs need to be imperfect, just like my CV

The blog issue is doing a great job of killing me.
Well, not literally, but it drains creative energy, leaving my head numb and my hands feeble as much as the all-feared white sheet of paper can inspire sudden death to the writer. Blogging is dangerous. If you want to make it perfect.

"danger" [www.xkcd.com]

I started blogging as a way – or a mission – to recollect my thinkings. Now, two weeks later, this whole blogging thing is pushing me to the edge of maddening doubt, where beyond that, all things go bananas or will become one. It has all to do with dullness, the Medusa effect and, of course, advertisement. Don’t worry, by the end you’ll know what I mean. But let me explain the cause of the problem first.

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