Being an older person, I find young people interesting. One night when I was in the hospital last week I was supposed to be asleep, but couldn’t sleep, and I heard a nurse’s assistant who is still in college say, “If I had a bat, I’d rage on this wall.” That’s definitely not a phrase an older person would use.
“They say no ship can survive this.”
A short excursion to ... The Twilight Zone
Hello, Rod Serling of The Twilight Zone here. Al will be back shortly, but for now, let me take you to another place and time ... an alternate universe ...
“People say that practicing Zen is difficult, but there is a misunderstanding as to why.”
In the last chapter I looked at the benefits of functional programming, and as I showed, there are quite a few. In this chapter I’ll look at the potential drawbacks of FP.
Just as I did in the previous chapter, I’ll first cover the “drawbacks of functional programming in general”:
I’ve been interested in the Lisp programming language since I first learned about it, but in the books I’ve read about it, no author has explained the background of terms like
cdr, and S-expressions. Tonight I found this “History of Lisp” document, which explains the meaning of some of those names.
(If you’re really interested in those terms, this Wikipedia page describes them even more.)
This page is my personal “cheat sheet” of stock market and business/accounting definitions. I don’t offer many explanations of things, but I generally link to the Investopedia website for more details. It’s also safe to say that this page is a work in progress.
The Accounting Equation