Michael Gallatin is a British spy with a peculiar talent: the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in North Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit the service when a German spy shot his lover in her bed. Now, three years later, the army asks him to end his retirement and parachute into occupied Paris. A mysterious German plan called the Iron Fist threatens the D-Day invasion, and the Nazi in charge is the spy who betrayed Michael’s lover. The werewolf goes to France for king and country, hoping for a chance at bloody vengeance.
A long time ago I wrote a couple of posts on a WordPress, then moved them to GitBook. Unfortunately, GitBook changed its layout to something a bit more confusing and now I'm bringing them back to this blog, which runs Zola.
Tiler is a tiling split manager for VIM. Here is my experience with it installed for one week.
GoodReads Summary: Greek mythology explored like never before.
Fans of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series and the Game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, a unique retelling of Greek mythological tales featuring love, betrayal, murder and ruthless ambitions.
GoodReads Summary: Turn Vim into a full-blown development environment using Vim 8’s new features and this sequel to the beloved bestseller Practical Vim. Integrate your editor with tools for building, testing, linting, indexing, and searching your codebase. Discover the future of Vim with Neovim: a fork of Vim that includes a built-in terminal emulator that will transform your workflow. Whether you choose to switch to Neovim or stick with Vim 8, you’ll be a better developer.
GoodReads summary: For Dr. Adrian Sommers, a split second of driving while distracted leads to tragedy-and obsession. His family destroyed, he devotes his entire being to developing Soulminder, a technology that might have saved his son as he wavered on the edge of death. Sommers's vision is to capture a dying person's life essence and hold it safely in stasis while physicians heal the body from injury or disease. Years of experimentation finally end in success—but those who recognize Soulminder's possibilities almost immediately corrupt its original concept to pursue dangerous new frontiers: body-swapping, obstruction of justice, extortion, and perhaps even immortality.
GoodReads summary: Fun facts for kids of all ages: When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore.
GoodReads summary: Explore the world of names: What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between, you can learn the origins of these names. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way.
GoodReads summary: Science, technology, and society: In Films from the Future, former physicist Andrew Maynard threads together his love of science fiction movies with his expertise on emerging technologies to engage, entertain and make you think about the relationship between technology, and society as they discover astounding, transformative advances in science. Through the imagination and creativity of science fiction movies, Maynard introduces readers to the profound capabilities presented by new and emerging technologies, and the complex personal and societal challenges they present.
Short version: New new blog engine and layout.
I keep seeing people call tests "integration tests", while they are perfect unit tests. So maybe what we call "unit tests" shouldn't be called unit tests.
After coming with a discussion about unit tests and layers, I got a bunch of other insights, specially from a video of Gary Bernhardt about "Fast Test, Slow Test".
On a recent discussion about testing, I think I came up with a reason why some people really think we need to test everything: they are thinking in layers, without even realizing it.
Why something so small is actually a big deal.
No Man's Sky is getting a lot of heat recently because, well, the game is not all what the developers promised. And a lot of people are putting the blame on pre-orders and whatnot.
Mocks are an important part of testing, but learn how to properly mock stuff.
We "inherited" some Python code recently. Although another team was working on
it, we now should support it and keep it going. The previous team at least
tried to use Pylint and follow PEP8. And I say "tried" because their
pylintrc has a couple of exceptions and their PEP8 extended the
maximum column to 100.
A rebuttal to "Dear Github".
Using the example Couchbase to show how REST works.
When the culture goes againt agile.
Found a piece of code I wrote 2 years ago, following a lot of linters. I'm amazed how readable the code still is.
I once wrote about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and how nice story about a guy outgrowing his daydreams.
Short version: New blog URL, engine and layout.