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Posts tagged as "myself" (4 posts)
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About Erdős numbers and not wanting what you have2011-09-22 19:41
Updated: 2015-09-15 15:54
Today at lunch with colleagues(1) we were having a very nice, relaxed conversation. At some point somebody mentioned he knew somebody who knew Erdős (<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PaulErd%C5%91s>); so I asked him what his Erdős number (<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erd%C5%91snumber>) was, and he said it. Then —I think for the first time— the thought crossed my mind that I also could already have a finite Erdős number. I’ve just found that in fact that’s the case, and has been for several years now. My Erdős number is(2) at most 6. For example: • Paul Erdős (0) • Vilmos Komornik (1) • Marco Pedicini (2) • Patrick [...] Read more
Tags: english, identity, myself, research, university

How I learned procedural abstraction and the wonder of science2011-09-19 05:06
Updated: 2014-11-24 23:55
Inspired by a happy “discovery” I made today, I’ve written this instead of finishing the post about identity. The abandoned tape This story began on a summer evening of the late Eighties when I was 10, maybe 11. I was at some small country fair near home with my brother, five years younger than me — quite a big difference back then. My brother found an audio cassette discarded on the ground, and wanted to take it home; it looked dirty and I remember that I didn’t want to pick it up at first, but I guess I wasn’t too [...] Read more
Tags: commodore-64, english, hacking, my-masters, myself, nostalgia, science

Writing every day2011-09-09 01:50
Updated: 2011-09-12 08:00
I’ve been remembering the Latin phrase Nulla dies sine linea (no day [shall pass] without [writing] a line) for years now. Until a couple of minutes ago I was sure it was a motto by Gabriele d’Annunzio(1) (1863-1938), who despite the sheer beauty of some of his prose and poetry was quite revolting as a person — the kind of artist that you cannot quite declare you admire without adding all sorts of qualifiers and disclaimers. Annoying but necessary. You know, it’s about your reputation, and here I’m not kidding: that guy was a lot worse than just a histrionic [...] Read more
Tags: d-annunzio, english, latin, meta, myself, very-bad-literature

About this blog2011-09-08 08:44
Updated: 2011-09-20 04:24
I have rough ideas about what I’d want to write about, but I don’t really know with what frequency I will touch each topic. I’m mostly interested in free software, (computer) languages and Computer Science in general, art, literature and politics; but I make no promise of staying on-topic. I will also not be necessarily “balanced”, soft or cautious when expressing my opinions. This is my site (by the way I pay hosting costs myself, with my money) and as such it is the appropriate place for holding my opinions. If you want to engage in discussion with me, there’s [...] Read more
Tags: angle-brackets, english, meta, myself

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