Alvin Alexander | Java, Scala, Unix, Perl, Mac OS X
“Shut your mouth, work extremely hard and be the first one in there, last one to leave, and to lead by example.”
Denver Broncos QB Chad Kelly, talking about the advice he got from his uncle, Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly.
I’ll write more about this in the future, but for now, here’s a look at the three nen actions, as described in the excellent book, Zen Training.
I’m always curious about how people think, and these days I’m most interested in how functional programmers think about programming problems. Along those lines I found a good blog post (tutorial) titled, “Thinking Functionally with Haskell”, and these are my notes from that post:
I don’t have any major conclusions to share in this blog post, but ... what I was curious about is how Scala implements
lazy val fields. That is, when the Scala code I write is translated into a .class file and bytecode that a JVM can understand, what does that resulting code look like?
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a report titled, Measuring the Progress of AI Research.
If you were ever interested in learning about research at Google, here’s their Research at Google website.
“On Saturday, a big Labrador retriever named Thorr bounded up to the nurse’s station in Sitka Community Hospital and nudged Ryan Huddlestun, twice. Down the hall, Thorr’s owner, Eric Lamont Skousen, was having a seizure. The nudges were a call for help, one Skousen couldn’t give himself.”
Part of a story on AnchorageDispatchNews.com.
My new favorite website (ITHare.com) has this terrific infographic that demonstrates that all CPU operations are not equal.
Here are some details behind why O’Reilly no longer sells books and videos on oreilly.com.
If you’re interested in business, an important part of this is seeing that O’Reilly defines itself as a distributor of knowledge. When you think in terms like that, it’s probably easier to say, “We’re not just a seller of books.” If they defined themselves only as a book-seller, they might be out of business by now.
Some people look at life as a science or engineering puzzle that has to be solved.
Others see the Tao in life, go with the flow, and find peace and harmony.
Me, I’m just here for the cookies.
This is the last day to buy “Learning Functional Programming in Scala” for $10. The price goes up to $25 tonight.
Three assumptions in this process are:
Walked up to the living room window, looked at the clouds, and started to say, “Wow, that’s some nasty looking sh-,” when a close lightning bolt threw me back across the room. Lesson learned: Don’t curse at Mother Nature’s designs.
It’s been a rough two weeks in the animal kingdom.
“No matter how slow you are writing clean code, you will always be slower if you make a mess.”
~ Bob Martin (via this tweet)
The next version of my book, Learning Functional Programming in Scala, is now available. See that link for details.
My new book, Learning Functional Programming in Scala, is now available as a PDF you can purchase for just $25 US. Details are listed below.Back to top
What’s new (June 25, 2017)
If you’ve been following along with me recently, the latest changes are:
“Being rich isn’t a privilege. Being rich is a right. If you create massive value for others, you have the right to be as rich as you want.”
~ Steve Siebold, How Rich People Think