Seems to be all the rage to be modest about your certification. Alas the descriptions are a little vague. Do I earn a journeyer certification ? I'm the primary author of a project I consider useful, and I hack on another, and then I have lots of bits and pieces. Am I a competent programmer ? I don't know.
The fact is rather a large number of certifications on Advogato are phony. I'm not sure it really matters though.
Got a dressing-down from wli about my thoroughly absent knowledge of basic maths (in particular algorthmic analysis of generative functions, apparently). Well deserved, but I don't really know what I can do about it: I'm rather long in the tooth (as is my TODO list).
What books should I be reading ?