I am a decent programmer. I know a decent amount of computer science theory, I can type correct code fairly easy. I don’t let my classes expand too much. But I still struggle some with math, and I have a tendency to have too many cross-dependencies in my code.
First, let’s remove what we all *think* Lego is (i.e. our own nostalgic memories, our aspirational beliefs, or $250 robot sets), and instead concentrate on what Lego today is, for the most part: It’s movie-tie-in model sets marketed pretty much…
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We need to get more dogs who are running tech startups instead decide to…
The goal of these interfaces is to make you operate something, and operate it efficiently and safely. The grooves and clicks and limits constrain the range of motion and the number of choices. The visual look heavily hints at how to actively use it….
Whenever you go out-of-doors, draw the chin in, carry the crown of the head high, and fill the lungs to the utmost; drink in the sunshine; greet your friends with a smile, and put soul into every handclasp. Do not fear being misunderstood and do not waste a minute thinking about your enemies. Try to fix firmly in your mind what you would like to do; and then, without veering off direction, you will move straight to the goal. Keep your mind on the great and splendid things you would like to do, and then, as the days go gliding away, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are required for the fulfillment of your desire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the element it needs. Picture in your mind the able, earnest, useful person you desire to be, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual. Thought is supreme. Preserve a right mental attitude - the attitude of courage, frankness, and good cheer. To think rightly is to create. All things come through desire and every sincere prayer is answered. We become like that on which our hearts are fixed.
Carry your chin in and the crown of your head high. We are gods in the chrysalis.
There are several well-known tradeoffs in computer science. For example, the time-space tradeoff, where often you can use more memory to compute an answer faster. Or the time-accuracy tradeoff, where you can compute an approximate answer quickly, and a precise one given more time.
When I left my full time gig at TechCrunch last month, there were a few things on my plate that I was still looking into. One of those was “Google X”.
I first started hearing about Google X in March. I was told it was the codename of the group Sergey Brin took charge of after he handed off control of Google+ — then-called “Emerald Sea” — to Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz. The way it was described to me at the time was “Google’s version of Brickhouse” — referring, of course, to the now defunct Yahoo Brickhouse.
I asked around, but couldn’t get much. Someone else told me it was the place that some of Google’s best talent was going rather than leaving the company to go start their own thing or go to Facebook like everyone else.
It has come to my attention that there is a British reality show called Greek For a Week, which would be cool if it was some Anthony Bourdainesque “cultural immersion” program. Instead, it looks like it’s intended to mock or insult Greek people and their “fiscal problems,” stereotyping them as…