Being on computers since…. Well, a long time, yes even before Gopher existed (the grandfather of Google, yahoo, etc.) I know, I know I am an ancient soul. Even before the web and, when telnet was the most advanced “communication tool”, I have been observing the same pattern.
One of the first things I do when someone calls me hysterical at 3 am asking for help because their computer is broken is to ask them: What did you installed before that happened?
Usually their answer is “That a friend who know everything about computers, installed a program or modified something in the operating system”. Continue reading →
I was new at that programming job, I was young and it was my first work in a very impressive environment. Everyone was much older than I and with all the experience of the world, being the elite of engineers and experts in many fields. It was overwhelming for me.
One day they asked me to do a program to do some satellite tracking routines and I had no idea how to do something like that. Continue reading →