Even when you disagree with his ideas, Rich Hickey’s talks are well worth a listen. I always learn something, and find I disagree less and less every time.
I’m normally in favour of type-driven design with static types for large programs, but I have to agree with his points here:
Some more of me:
I did several years of a PhD in mathematics (ask me about exterior hyperbolic geometry over finite fields! Or, even better, about circles over arbitrary quadratic forms over finite fields!), but didn't finish.
I enjoy teaching, and did the first year of a teaching degree until I I found that even the nicest year 7 class in the first practical *took me apart*.
I'm interested in FP, but haven't managed to hack into Haskell. I'm interested in Rust, and have some toy projects.
So, might as well...
I'm a programmer at Canonical, working on the Mir display server. This is somewhat unexpected; I was hired 7(!) years ago to work on the packaging side of Ubuntu - the desktop team - and was promptly put in charge of X.
Working on Mir is fun, when it isn't being frustrating! I even have my name on some Khronos specs!
I'm a husband, and father of 1.99 girls. They're not online in the same way I am, so I don't tend to talk about them much.
That's some of me.
Relatedly: you can run Steam Big Picture mode in a window with “steam -tenfoot -windowed”.
You might want to do this if, for example, you've got a 4K display and the regular client is a tiny tiny vision test.
Aww, yeah. That's what I'm talking about.
The speed, not the strange colours. That's gnome-screenshot interacting badly with the nvidia drivers.
Ex mathematician, aspiring dilettante.
I hack on the Mir display server and related madness at Canonical.
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