Aurora Over Raufarhöfn

I had no idea such a place existed, but if I ever get to Iceland ...

The Sun will not set at Arctic Henge during the summer solstice in late June, and at its highest point in the sky it will appear just above the aligned vertices of this modern monument. The above image was taken in late March during a beautiful auroral storm.

(link) [Astronomy Picture of the Day]

08:03 /Asatru | 0 comments | permanent link

Signs that you're a good programmer

Fine bit of writing on what makes a good programmer.

The most frequently viewed page on this site is Signs you're a bad programmer, which has also now been published on dead trees by Hacker Monthly, and I think that behoves me to write its antithesis. "Bad programmer" is also considered inflammatory by some who think I'm speaking down to them. Not so; it was personal catharsis from an author who exhibited many of those problems himself. And what I think made the article popular was the "remedies"--I didn't want someone to get depressed when they recognized themselves, I wanted to be constructive.

(link) [Software Engineering Tips]

07:48 /Technology | 0 comments | permanent link