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Confessions of a Necromancer

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Thirty-five years I've written code, a necromancer weaving spells to bring the dead to life. Hardware and electronics never held any charm for me. I've no love for chips and cables and solder. Give me a keyboard, a screen, and a language, and you have my attention. Thirty-five years produced a lot of work. So I thought, maybe time to talk about some of those projects.
Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published September 30th 2016
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Michael Dubakov
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Своеобразная книга. Смесь автобиографии, заметок о жизни, публичных выступлениях, разработке ПО, и смерти.

Местами книга грустная, но оставляет позитивное ощущение и желание жить. Из полезного:
1. Попробовать выступление без слайдов и говорить медленнее
2. Научиться технике управления эмоциями (у него в книге она описана под термином Grounding). Смысл в персонализации эмоции и внутренний диалог с ней. Звучит интересно.
3. Писать заметки чаще (в идеале — каждый день)

The only way to beat cancer, real
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Jindřich Mynarz
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Somewhere I read Pieter Hintjens being called a "moral giant" and, indeed, his practical ethics of kindness in (open-source) communities supports this. I also enjoyed his down-to-earth approach to development, much distant to the buzzword-laden and over-excited accounts on being a developer these days. What a man. What a legacy.
Kamil
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting view on life

Software developer, fajter, thinker and writer shares his Jews on life, software and dying. A bit of laugh, a bit of cry and a lot to think about.
Baldur
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: programming
Excellent book. I love how Pieter wrote down lesson for each chapter.
Aija
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it
The first and last essays interesting and worth reading, those in the middle not so much (though some still might find these interesting).
Federico
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A really interesting collection of lessons learned in a life spent building software and communities, and a stunning report from the trenches of terminal sickness...
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a software developer and past president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), an association that fights against software patents. In 2007, he was nominated one of the "50 most influential people in IP" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.