If you want to understand the internet zeitgeist, read my posts for the past two years. ;p
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.
C++ grows linearly with features, Lisp feels like it grows with the log of the feature complexity. Yegge......
Apropos of nothing, perhaps, but am I the only one who found the constant "Johnny von Neumann" thing irritating?
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.
> 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.
> he's got some caveat about well-engineered in there.
Well well-engineered C++ is log log then.
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?