Second week of Advent of Code complete! Although today's was easier than I was expecting to fix (in Clojure `concat` is *evil*), this week I already failed one of the days: day 9, which requires a linked list to fulfill in reasonable time. I have no clue how to do it in Clojure yet, and I'm afraid it may imply Java interop. I just solved in good 'ol Python to keep up to speed
I almost forgot that in this old post ("The most difficult thing in Data Science: Politics") I compared data scientists who are unable to communicate to Anton Chigurh (remember "No Country for Old Men"?) and I have to say that it is pretty spot on!! https://www.rdisorder.eu/2017/09/13/most-difficult-thing-data-science-politics/
Today is the 50 anniversary of "the mother of all demos", given by Douglas Engelbart. In 1968, he decided to skip 40 years of technological progress and introduce the internet, markup languages, the mouse, collaborative editors and videoconferences in just one hour and a half. Just amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY
A medium dark roast certainly worked well.
However, I have a conundrum. If I roasted a bean variety and the results were terrible, I would obviously be motivated to try something different.
If the roasting works out fine, my experimenting usually ends. That means I might be missing an even better flavour by roasting more or less.
What would be useful is a coffee roasting wiki, with tasting notes. Tried searching for such a thing, but I didn't discover anything
Specially proud of my solution for today's (Day 8) challenges! I really think that my Clojure is getting better and, although there is room for refactoring, I feel like this solution is concise and readable enoug https://git.sr.ht/%7Ediego/advent-of-code-2018/tree/master/src/advent_of_code_2018/day_08.clj
First week of #AdventofCode #aoc2018
First seven days completed in Clojure! I am learning a lot about the language, but the urge of completing the challenges in a day is making me write not the prettiest code ever. I think that refactoring the challenges in the near future after the AoC is over can be an interesting exercise anyway.
Renfe, the Spanish railway company, just released some files as open data in http://data.renfe.es/dataset . Not only most of them are barely useful (lat-lon of different stations), but there are reasons to believe that they don't really know how this works: http://data.renfe.es/dataset/atendo-por-tipo-de-discapacidad/resource/4cd0cba4-b101-4e60-a0e5-0aae9c48bf16
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