Oct 06 2011


Spiller @ 06:43

Programming Talks/Videos/etc.:

  • Back to the Basics! Essentials of Modern C++ Style (C++ Con 2014)
    A rundown of how modern programming in C++ should look like, by Herb Sutter, and a plea for not over-complicating code. A good wakeup call if you still believe C++ is just C with classes. Also relevant are Bjarne Stroustrup’s “Simple things should be simple” talks.
  • Efficiency with Algorithms, Performance with Data Structures (C++ Con 2014)
    Chandler Carruth’s introduction to efficiency and performance: why you should care, what performance in modern systems is about, and a plea for efficient software.
    “Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster.” – Niklaus Wirth
  • Writing Robust Code (Meeting C++ 2014)
    David Stone talks about how to write mission critical software such that you minimize the amount of bugs. He covers interface design with a special focus on types, general C++ guidelines and use of compilers and third party tools. Especially the use of types in the interface to reduce manual checking and the evaluation of error handling strategies in method calling, is very inspiring.

Favorite media:


Media: Animated cartoon

Mini-series: Neon Genesis Evangelion, 26 epsiodes of 25 min (1995)

Movie: The End of Evangelion, 1.5 hour (1997)

Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Psychological

Content rating: 16+ (Violence, gore, nudity)

Description: Giant bleeding robots piloted by psychologically unstable kids fighting against angels that are trying to destroy the earth, what is this not like? Unique direction coupled with psychological undertones coming from the director’s own hardships, makes this

Elfen Lied

Media: Animated cartoon

Mini-series: 13 episodes of 25 min (2004)

OVA: 1 episode of 25 min (2005)

Genre: Splatter, psychological

Content rating: 16+ (Violence, gore, nudity)

Description:  TODO:

Fullmetal Alchemist

Media: Animated cartoon

Mini-series: 51 episodes of 25 min (2004)

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Content rating: 12+ (blood)

Description: Two young brothers on a journey in order to keep moving forward in which they learn the harsh reality of the world and the values therein.
Note: Make sure to watch the first adaption, the 2009(?) remake is poorly done in my opinion.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

(Eng: Magical girl magic Madoka; Jap: Mahou Shoujo Magica Madoka)

Media: Animated cartoon

Mini-series: 13 episodes of 25 min (2010)

Genre: Drama, Magical girl

Content rating: 12+

Description: This is what you get when you mix Magical girl lyrical Nanoha, Mai Hime and Shaft: cute magical girls running into thier deaths, animated in a modern art style. Written by the author of Saya no Uta.

Saya no Uta

(Eng: Saya’s song)

Media: Visual novel

“Game”: 5-7 hours (2003)

Genre: Gore

Content rating: 18+ (Gore, extreme content)

Description: “The story is about Sakisaka Fuminori, a man who received the curse of perceiving this world and its inhabitants as monstrous; it is about Saya, the single girl whom Fuminori recognized as human. It is a story about how Fuminori lost his humanity and how Saya gained hers. But, most importantly, it is a story about love – a love which defiles the world.” – Qouted from the TLWiki patch, slightly rewritten

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