Quotes 2019-01-05 Some random quotes I find insightful or just funny: “A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” – Frederik Pohl “Software engineering is what happens to programming when you add time and other programmers.” -– Russ Cox “Junior programmers create simple solutions to simple problems. Senior programmers create complex solutions to complex problems. Great programmers find simple solutions to complex problems. ” – Charles Connell ...
Sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion 2018-09-07 Photograph by Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation / Christoph Gerigk 1,200 years ago the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion disappeared beneath the Mediterranean. Founded around 8th century BC, well before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, it is believed Heracleion served as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. Prior to its discovery in 2000 by archaeologist Franck Goddio and the IEASM (European Institute for Underwater Archaeology), no trace of Thonis-Heracleion had been found (the city was known to the Greeks as Thonis). ...