Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 16 - russian was tough, chinese no hope

I'm done with the translation and am now reviewing the beast I created. Trust me, it's boring. I feel like I'm back to school when I felt I had to review my homework. Which usually proves useless because you don't get more errors on second round.

I was so bored I skimmed through mailing lists and web site and ran into this: nginx internal slides. The slides are pretty good and give a lot of pointers (actually to parts of nginx I never had a look at). The tough thing is that I don't speak chinese and the video is in chinese (or so I guess) :(.

What is it about this project that it's all about oriental languages ? I guess russian doesn't really qualify as oriental but more as Slavic but to me both are a nightmare: I don't even get the alphabet.

Anyway, my point was that the slides are...slides and although it looks very interesting, there is very little chance you will understand things you did not understand before just with the slides and without the comments... That's what slides are all about: supporting a presentation, not as a self-explanatory document.

So, I wanted to share a bit of my frustration.

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