How interpersonal relationships work…explained in programming

Just a quick blurp…I’m supposed to be slaving away right now!


In there they explain that:

Trip has now relinquished a great deal of responsibility to Mechanic. Trip knows that it wants each of its bicycles to be prepared, and it trusts the Mechanic to accomplish this task. Because the responsibility for knowing how has been ceded to Mechanic, Trip will always get the correct behavior regardless of future improvements to Mechanic.
When the conversation between Trip and Mechanic switched from a how to a
what, one side effect was that the size of the public interface in Mechanic was drastically reduced.

The author talks about how beginning programmers are very structurally oriented.  IE:

  • They know what each object/person knows
  • They know how each object/person does their tasks
  • They tell each object/person when to do their tasks

I think in the real world – we call this micro managing someone.  The only conditions in which this tends to work well is when someone doesn’t know how to do something.  Otherwise it’s sub optimal.  The author even talks about how objects need to trust each other to accomplish their tasks, instead of trying to control each other or micro manage every step.

BotFactory raises $1.3 million to let you build circuit boards on your desktop — TechCrunch

Fabricating a circuit board isn’t tough but it takes a while. The back and forth, the bugs, and all of the shipping costs can turn a small project into a big problem. That’s why Botfactory raised $1.3 million to stick a PCB printer on your desk. Founded by NYU grad students Nicolas Vansnick and Carlos…

via BotFactory raises $1.3 million to let you build circuit boards on your desktop — TechCrunch

A diary of regret – Leonardo da Vinci

From Time Magazine …


As the ultimate Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci meticulously recorded his thoughts, musings and sketches in journals throughout his life. Of the 30 that remain, his most famous is the Codex Hammer, named for the British nobleman who acquired the 72-page journal in 1717. Three years after Bill Gates bought the historic diary, he released a digitally scanned version for all the world to enjoy.

One of the most recognized names in western literature.

This is a man who, post humorously would be seen as unassailable in his brilliance.  He was no pauper as he was recognized for being great before death.

It’s insightful to hear that even he was plagued by that ever so human element of doubtfulness.

Throughout his life Leonardo da Vinci was plagued by a sense of failure, incompletion and time wasted. His favorite phrase, unconsciously repeated in whole or in part whenever he scribbled something to see if a newly cut pen was working, was “Tell me, tell me if anything got finished.” – Link

This speaks to me ever so much … not that I think I’m brilliant, but that I can recognize a pattern of desire in every living person, even the greatest ones.

Ex’s in social media

Feels a bit like a creep to go look up the ex’s … it’s also tedious to try & avoid all mentions of someone who you were close to and working on combining your lives together.

Nonetheless, this author delves in to the thoughts and capabilities for keeping informed about the ex’s of your life … unleashing the competitive voyeur in the digital age …

Maureen O’Connor

All My Exes Live in Texts: Why the Social Media Generation Never Really Breaks Up