If you’ve ever designed a database from scratch, or worked with a database migrations, then you know how important it is to get the data schema right the first time. If you get them wrong, then when you (inevitably) have to fix it, you must do a major overhaul of your code just to fit […]
Courting Vectoralists: An Interview with McKenzie Wark on the 10 Year Anniversary of “A Hacker Manifesto” – Los Angeles Review of Books
The Merge by Sam Altman The incorrect assumption here is that humans and technology were ever separate to begin with. Tech is an extension of human cognition and intelligence, not some external reality that is independent of humans. The only thing changing is the mode in which we interface with the tech.
Haskell is just a DSL for category theory.
Instead of RTFM (Read The F***ing Manual) prefer the acronym DFTM (Don’t Fear The Manual). It’s nicer, and it has a theme song.
A recursive definition: an example. @CutTheKnotMath
The best software developers I know are the least sure of the code they have touched. The worst judge others for not having their arrogance. @SusanPotter Still others know that shipping working code on time is better than an intellectual exercise in moral judgement.
We’re in a very empirical era in machine learning…but theory is lagging behind. – Michael Jordan @davidandrzej Because computer scientists don’t study psychoanalysis or philosophy. A good place to start is Hubert Dreyfus. Next try Spinoza, Lacan, Foucault, Deleuze and Berkeley. What you’ll learn is that the intelligent world is explainable by interpretation, in the […]
Experience report on Haskell vs Clojure
On the Google memo, Mark Tarver is sober and logical as usual