Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters is a very nice little book about the materials that surround us. Organized in ten chapter, each tracing the history of a class of material (metal, paper, glass, plastics, chocolate, gels, graphene, concrete, ceramics, biomaterial), we get to better appreciate how much tinkering and research took place over centuries to discover all these … Continue reading Stuff Matters

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Why a Calendar App is a Great Design Exercise

To check if a salesman is good, one classic is the "Sell me this pen" test. To check if a software designer is good, I propose the "Design me a calendar app" test. That was one of the topic we chose for the software engineering lab, and I loved the results. There are several reasons … Continue reading Why a Calendar App is a Great Design Exercise

Mind Blown

There's lots of things to learn and know. Some are funny trivialities, some are joyful discoveries, some are intriguing theories, some are insightful lessons, ... and some are mind-blowing revelations. Here's my top 10. Some of them still blow my mind! Things are only impossible until they're not. -- Jean-Luc Picard Have fun! Public-key cryptography … Continue reading Mind Blown