That’s right—the Assembly code. For a (famous) old chess program. Printed in a book. … More Sargon, the chess program in book format
This game is Bick (2240) – Slater (2130), Golden State Open 2016.
Something terrible and strange is about to happen.
White is about to make his 41st move, meaning both players have just made time control. … More The curious case of the mutual blindspot
There’s something for everyone. There really is. Long, long ago we mentioned competitive Rock Paper Scissors tournaments. You may have seen news or video of 14-year-old Lucas Etter set a world record for solving Rubik’s Cube in less than 5 seconds. Just for fun, here he is doing 2×2 cubes. (Yes those exist too.) I … More Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?
Oh, yay. I forgot that it snows on Reassembler. Happy happy. My wife and daughter miss snow, like real snow. I don’t. Blog snow is plenty for me. On a related note, that means traffic will pick up on Eat Papa Eat.
83. Eighty-three times. They are reproduced here so you can sing along: Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on it Get down on … More How many times does the phrase “get down on it” appear in Kool & The Gang’s song “Get Down On It”?
Deviation from sound judgment or thinking. (Or from moral rectitude.) In astronomy, “the angle between the planes of the earth’s equator and orbit having a value of about 23°27′. ” Suggestive of indirectness, off-kilter-ness.
“Data science” is a newish field, or a new name for an old field, or maybe an umbrella name used by those of us who don’t fully grasp the bunch of tasks and jobs underneath.
A data scientist might have an IT background, or a statistics background. Generally speaking data scientists use computers to work with huge data sets and algorithms.
(Gold star for world-class oversimplification!) … More Word of the day: Heteroscedasticity
I promised to post some pictures. Here are some, only two years late!
When we moved here I worked for the DC-based media company FierceMarkets, so I worked east coast hours out of our apartment in Tiburon.
Then after we’d been here for about 15 months, I took a new position at Ready State, a digital marketing agency based in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. It’s like a Little Italy, bordering on Chinatown. … More San Francisco, or a tiny part of it