Saturday, January 07, 2006

As the title of this blog may suggest, one of my favorite pastimes is to sit around the house in my boxers and program my computers.

The next best is to surf the internet on the jøn (I have a wireless linux laptøp); but today I went for a change and took a magazine to the bathroom (to read). The said magazine is no other but the recently defunct C/C++ Users Journal.

I went (as usual) straight to my friend's Andrei Alexandrescu column, Generic<Programming>. Almost a page and a half into the article, I was relieved. Andrei is human, after all; he writes funny stuff every once in a while. Although I wonder if his great humor is always intentional. Let's take this paragraph, for example:

[...]the output pattern on an already-trained net involves quite expensive matrix multiplications and nonlinear math functions (such as exponentials) that aren't cheap.
Now let's assume that we have a problem in which input patterns tend to be quite repetitive[...]

This reading is almost as entertaining as this description of the Metacity window manager that I found online:

Metacity is a lightweight window manager written by Havoc Pennington from Red Hat. The first version was 2.3, which was released in 2001 .

Some people start counting with 0, some start at 1, some simply go with 2.3 That's okay, but remember:
the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.

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