The most interesting story for me yesterday was that a mile-wide meteor hit Greenland, possibly as recent as 12,000 years ago, and created an impact crater 19.3 miles wide. The impact would have released 47,000 times the amount of energy that was released by the Little Boy nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The impact crater was hidden by a half-mile thick sheet of ice until recently. (The image shown comes from the article I linked to.)
I enjoyed this National Geographic article about the migrations of the first Americans.
“He realized then that history is a wave that moves through time slightly faster than we do.”
~ from the book, Green Mars
I was wondering where the term “key fob” originally came from, and I found this theatlantic.com article about its etymology.
deepmind.com has a great new article titled, “AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch.”
Here’s a YouTube discussion of the story behind the song, “Brandy, You’re a Fine Girl.”
Over the last two days I’ve gotten a Mac/Java app ready for Apple’s Mac App Store, including bundling the application as a macOS “.app” application bundle, and signing it so it can be submitted to the Store.
A relatively quick look at my browser history shows that I needed to hit over 260 URLs to get that done. As a wise professor once told me, “Keep learning, keep learning.”
This is a page from my book, “A Survival Guide for New Consultants”
“Without any intentional, fancy way of adjusting yourself, to express yourself as you are is the most important thing.”
This is a page from my book, Functional Programming, Simplified
This section contains chapters that discuss the background of functional programming. The chapters in this section are listed below.
“It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.”
Once you get into FP, you’ll quickly start hearing the terms “lambda” and “lambda calculus.” The goal of this chapter is to provide background information on where those names come from, and what they mean.