You may be wondering, what is centriment?
Well, it’s a name that just popped into my head one day while playing with some code. If someone asked me to tell him what this invented word means, I’d have to say that it is the feeling that a programmer, a hacker, gets when he is on roll and knows that the hack he is doing right now is super-cool. It is the eureka moment you get when you suddenly realized the solution to a bind-boggling problem. It is the feeling you get when you hunt down and squash to mere pulp the most annoying bug you were ever faced with after a couple of days of exhausting debugging. In other, simpler, words it’s the joy of hacking.
When I finally decided to setup my own blog, it was clear to me how it should be named. Hence, centriment.com. In this blog I will try and share my experiences and opinions in the field of computing.
If you are also wondering about the subtitle, “stories of the spirit living inside the computer”, it is a tribute to the wizard book (Stucture and Interpretation of Computer Programs) and its authors, Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman, one the best computer books I ever read (still reading it actually ).