### yegge

If you want to understand the internet zeitgeist, read my posts for the past two years. ;p

Big Plus 1 to his strategy.

My new motto is "Math every day." I'm giving myself one year to master all the math I was supposed to have learned in high school and college: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, limits and conic sections, differential calculus, integral calculus, multivariate calculus, simple differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvectors/eigenvalues, discrete math and logic, probability and statistics. I "knew" it all at one time or another, without really understanding what the heck it was for, so I should be able to put it all together again fairly quickly, if I put my mind to it.

Math every day. You learn things a little at a time. Practice something every day for half an hour and you'll become comfortable with it in no time.

cpm
September 23rd, 2006 9:50pm

Sharky,

Thanks for sharing such a great article.

Methuselah
September 23rd, 2006 9:54pm

C++ grows linearly with features, Lisp feels like it grows with the log of the feature complexity. Yegge......

cpm
September 23rd, 2006 10:00pm

Apropos of nothing, perhaps, but am I the only one who found the constant "Johnny von Neumann" thing irritating?

Both Yegge and Spolsky (and countless tech book writers) abuse the "wacky rambling nerd humor" writing crutch. It can get very grating.

hello.
September 23rd, 2006 10:31pm

> Lisp feels like it grows with the log of the

> feature complexity

Obviously a person who has never spent some of the best parts of their life reading other people's wacky ass lisp macros.

son of parnas
September 24th, 2006 12:22am

he's got some caveat about well-engineered in there.

cpm
September 24th, 2006 12:24am

> he's got some caveat about well-engineered in there.

Well well-engineered C++ is log log then.

son of parnas
September 24th, 2006 12:27am

yea, whatever. he can make up stats about the how his "well-engineered" code "feels" like it grows with the "log" of the features. sounds like nonsense to me. What does google employ this guy to do?

cpm
September 24th, 2006 12:35am

> What does google employ this guy to do?

I am sure they don't know.

son of parnas
September 24th, 2006 9:24am