Recurse Center, 2014-06-27

  • This Friday we worked on building our own URL shorteners. It was a fun exercise, and I built one that is not persistent, in the two hours. I worked on a not so important problem of having sorted query parameters, instead of the more important problem of having a persistent server. Anyway, I should be building something that works, first, before trying to solve the more interesting problems. At least on Fridays.
  • I watched this old but interesting talk by Brandon Rhodes, titled The Mighty Dictionary, and played around with his _dictinfo module after-wards.
  • I spent the rest of the evening reading up about Markov chains and Hidden Markov Models. I'm happy to finally understand what these terms mean, after seeing them being thrown around for so many years!
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