In the Army, we had this saying: be at the right place, at the right time, in the right uniform. We also learn to do extensive risk mitigation. I’ve taken a lot of this to heart to learn that in the worst case, you end up in the wrong place at the right time, or the right place at the wrong time. With a bit of mitigation, you can get it to wrong place, before the right time; or, right place, before the right time.
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I tend to build things differently from other people. It’s an annoying fact about myself that I can’t seem to accept. One, what I build tends to be robust, extendable, and, non-idiomatic (I hate idiomatic code). Two, what I build tends to be more complex than it needs to be, right now.
Writing software is hard. I’m reminded of that every time someone asks me to teach them. The basics are convoluted, the syntax weird. It’s 100% logic that you have to hold in your head while you craft words that semantically make little sense, unless you’re a compiler or interpreter.Read More »The Growth of a Programmer
Let’s talk about organisms for a moment. All multicellular organisms on earth have DNA. It’s a strand of proteins that tell a cell in the organism how to grow, when to divide, and what proteins to build. You can read the DNA to discover what color eyes the organism might have, or how tall it might be.Read More »The Data Science Paradox