I started a list with amazon.com with comments on my recent
here . There are not many comments for now and they are
in spanish. I will rewrite them in English,
since most of my friends here in Mexico, that would be
intrested, can read English.
I also sent firstname.lastname@example.org
and Jeff Bezos an
email ( please note is NOT e-mail, see below ... )
telling them that because of the patent stupidity I will
not purchase from them anymore. I am just bluffing, since I
love amazon and I can't help it.
Donald E. Knuth
I have not heard anything about this guy, but I read most
of his webpage. I enjoyed the reading, if you haven't read
about him visit his here
. He seems like THE Computer Science guru, he created
TeX and published a set of books called "The art of
computer programming", they seem to be like the bible of
Computer Science. I also learn that using the word "e-mail"
will tend to be replaced in the future. Form his webpage :
"A note on email versus e-mail
Newly coined nonce words are often spelled with a hyphen,
but the hyphen disappears when the words become widely
used. For example, people used to write ``non-zero'' and
``soft-ware'' instead of ``nonzero'' and ``software''; the
same trend has occurred for hundreds of other words. Thus
it's high time for everybody to stop using the archaic
spelling ``e-mail''. Think of how many keystrokes you will
save in your lifetime if you stop now! The form ``email''
has been well established in England for several years, so
I am amazed to see Americans being overly conservative in
this regard. (Of course, ``email'' has been a familiar word
in France much longer than in England --- but for an
entirely different reason.)"
Schools sucks. I do not want to go to school anymore. But
what the heck, I am in 8th semester with only 1 1/2
semesters to go. I
wish I could spend the time I WASTE in school doing some
activity. My mayor is in Electronic Engineer but
I don't want to deal with Electronics or
Circuits for the following 10
years. It was a nice hobby but not my mission in life !
- the math
- signal processing
- linear systems
- video/audio compression
- microprocesors / microcontrolers
had proven _very_ usefull and intresting.
No gnome hacking for this week ( see
below ... )