@jcmorrow We'll see you next time, mate! Next meetup will be at a better time for y'all in the US/Canada :D
Hey book club folks, sorry but it's been a long day and it's my bed-time. I will be sad to miss the discussion, but can perhaps post some thoughts on Omelas on here this week. Looking forward to future book chats! #theLibrary
Folks... I think I might be done with computers. What should my new career be? Lollipop tester? YouTube white noise channel curator (too tech-related)? What about used-postcard reviewer? I think I'll take anything that resolves me from speaking or hearing the words "rest API" or "technical debt" in a professional setting.
Can I ask interested people to send me via DM their email address and timezone where they're living, so that I can message them? Invite open to everyone, ofc :D
I guess I'll find a more elegant solution in the future, but I think this is the simplest thing we can do.
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Only a few brave (or organised? :evil_grin:) souls at the Book Club meeting today - we decided to call it for today to see if we can get a bit more participation... But this time I'll be a bit more direct :D
We'll try to meet again in one week, on January 10th - I'd say same time, using the same logic as today: it's a bit inconvenient for everyone, but at least all can participate with a bit of effort (waking up earlier, or going to bed later)
So, J has been a trip. I never want to make anything that actually *matters* in it, but it's been mind-bending to learn. Today, I started going through https://computationalthinking.mit.edu/ using Julia, and I have to say, Julia is *amazing*.
> Before APL was called APL, it was called “Iverson notation”. Ken mused that it should be called simply “the notation”. After all, we don’t say “God’s grass”, just “the grass”.
I have found part 2 wicked hard though!
day 14 felt like it should have been super terse in J, but it ended up being my longest day yet in terms of lines! https://gist.github.com/jcmorrow/59e864fc664e0552375d724152f05dc0
Literally a thousand times better: https://gist.github.com/jcmorrow/5cd4401b22e13236be67b8ec349f1877
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