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On a related note to my CW’d toot: I have never seen a task so ridiculously impossible as a woman trying to get a decent job, according to her skills and qualifications, after being out of work for several years.
It is honestly beyond disgusting: I have seen men with 1/10th the qualifications and skills being given jobs after six months unemployment without questioning their motivation, dedication or abilities.
So approximately 5 months into the entire "running your own startup again", I can say that there are a few upsides:
1) The technical challenges are absolutely fascinating, and I am learning a lot.
2) The business lessons are fascinating, and I enjoy learning them.
3) There is something to be said about being unambiguously happy with your employers decisions.
There is the nagging worry about ever matching my last salary ;), but that is more of an afterthought.
Randomly searching for a Niklaus Wirth reference and I come across this gem from 2008: A Brief History of Software Engineering by Niklaus Wirth.
From the conclusion:
“A primary effort must be education toward a sense of quality. Programmers must become engaged crusaders against home-made complexity. The cancerous growth of complexity is not a thing to be admired; it must be fought wherever possible.”
https://sites.google.com/corp/view/appliedmathclassics/home - an acquaintance with good judgement curated a list of classical applied math papers.
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