Articles tagged as “philosophy”

The half-life of a programmer

>Half-life (t1/2) is the amount of time required for the amount of something to fall to half its initial value. The term is very commonly used in nuclear physics to describe how quickly unstable atoms undergo radioactive decay, but it is also used more generally for discussing any type of exponential decay.

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On unnamed abstracts, entities and happiness

When I look upon my day to day behavior the pattern that pops out is that of abstracted sets of ideas interchanging one another or making connection to other entities, bringing them in the foreground, into my field of subjectivity.

We try to to make perception ours thus abstracting it away in nicely grouped entities ...

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On writing artisanal code

Every artisan at a certain point in time just stops and starts thinking about the inner-workings of his craft. He ponders on the whole process from an Outside while trying to make connections between apparently dissimilar entities that his craft is made of.

One might argue that this is a purely subjective endeavor: w ...

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