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Espantos De Agosto

The Horrors of August

Llegamos a Arezzo un poco antes del medio día, y perdimos más de dos horas buscando el castillo renacentista que el escritor venezolano Miguel Otero Silva había comprado en aquel recodo idílico de la campiña toscana. Era un domingo de principios de agosto, ardiente y bullicioso, y no era fácil encontrar a alguien que supiera algo en las calles abarrotadas de turistas.

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Google Spreadsheet: The Gateway Drug of Programming

You might not know it, but if you have used Google Spreadsheet (or its much more powerful equivalent, Microsoft Office Excel), you have already programmed. And if you like using these products a lot, then you know you are hooked! It’s a sure way to find out if you are a nerd in hiding – if a pivot table makes you excited, you know you will come jonesing back for more.

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Tools Inside Tools: The Russian Dolls of Programming

Once you use a sufficient number of software applications, you will notice something new – or at least if you don’t notice it yourself at first, it’s worth being aware of it – that many applications contain other mini-applications within them. The easiest way to understand this is to dig a bit deeper into the one of the most popular software applications out there – the browser.

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El Asesinado Desinteresado, Bill Harrigan

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La imagen de las tierras de Arizona, antes que ninguna otra imagen: la imagen de las tierras de Arizona y de Nuevo Méjico, tierras con un ilustre fundamento de oro y plata, tierras vertiginosas y aéreas, tierras de la meseta monumental y de los delicados colores, tierras con blanco resplandor de esqueleto pelado por los pájaros. En esas tierras otra imagen, la de Billy the Kid: el jinete clavado sobre el caballo, el joven de los duros pistoletazos que aturden el desierto, el emisor de balas invisibles que matan a distancia, como una magia.

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To Learn to Code Is To Learn Many Tools

In the previous “installment” in this series, we looked at how searching on the Internet is a form of “programming.” With Internet searches, it’s not easy to see the tools you are manipulating – they are all computers that are in “the cloud” (more about that later.) If you are going to learn how to think like a programmer, you will eventually need to have a computer at home. But most of us do already and we have plenty of tools on it that we make ourselves familiar with everyday.

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