Thursday, February 25, 2010

Talks by Herb Sutter

I wish to recommend two very good talk by Herb Sutter; Machine Architecture: Things Your Programming Language Never Told You and Concur ad C++ Futures.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Unskilled and unaware of it

I just read the Unskilled and unaware of it post at Successful Software. It's a good post that (should) make you think about how good you consider yourself in various fields such as software development and driving.

I find it a bit funny that there are some skills that you probably don't overestimate your own skill level. Have you ever heard of someone saying he/she is a great gardener when in fact every flower they touch die?

Update: See Dunning-Kruger effect on Wikipedia.