Without low-effort, low quality trolls it might go back to being nearly as good as ?off

yegge

If you want to understand the internet zeitgeist, read my posts for the past two years.  ;p
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 23rd, 2006 9:38pm
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.
Permalink cpm 
September 23rd, 2006 9:50pm
Sharky,

Thanks for sharing such a great article.
Permalink Methuselah 
September 23rd, 2006 9:54pm
C++ grows linearly with features, Lisp feels like it grows with the log of the feature complexity.  Yegge......
Permalink 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?
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
September 23rd, 2006 10:28pm
Both Yegge and Spolsky (and countless tech book writers) abuse the "wacky rambling nerd humor" writing crutch. It can get very grating.
Permalink 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.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 24th, 2006 12:22am
he's got some caveat about well-engineered in there.
Permalink cpm 
September 24th, 2006 12:24am
> he's got some caveat about well-engineered in there.

Well well-engineered C++ is log log then.
Permalink 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?
Permalink cpm 
September 24th, 2006 12:35am
> What does google employ this guy to do?

I am sure they don't know.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 24th, 2006 9:24am

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