During the last few months, I’ve been working on something entirely unlike anything I’ve done before: a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, a console that’s about as old as I am. And I love it!
Twenty years later, I’m loving Gopher, again.Continue reading Rediscovering Gopher
It’s impossible to discuss Electron without the topic of space being brought up, and once that happens, you have to survive the talk about how storage is cheap today and space just doesn’t matter anymore.
Here is why I think all that is bogus — for bonus points, without any unironic use of the terms “engineering”, “real programmers” and “web developers”(more…)
One of the easiest ways to “settle” a technical discussion is to resort to an analogy. It took me three minutes of browsing HN (why do I keep doing that to myself?) to find the first one today. When operating systems and computers are discussed, a car analogy is sure to pop up within minutes.
I want to argue that reasoning by analogy is bad when technology is involved. And, more generally, that analogies and “common sense” are bad things to rely on in matters of science and engineering.Continue reading Reasoning by Analogy is Lazy