Benjamin Aaron

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powerful context = the right data structure

Very much enjoyed how Alan Kay talks (probably 1987) is building up his talk with a nice example towards context that is doing most of the thinking for you and then compares it to choosing the right data structure that helps computing results just through…

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caring for the quality of neuronal wiring

The other night I had a dream that span across a whole morning through several wake-up/half-awake/fall-asleep iterations. It was about trying to understand an algorithm; some sort of long-winded structure that describes a mechanical process. I can’t quite…

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teaching materials based on what you already know

I am learning C++ and JavaScript right now. I already know Java to some degree. I would love a thoroughly curated tutorial/explanation-site that offers me teaching materials based on what i already know.

Not necessarily restricted to programming…

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memorization tokens

One of these situations that makes me stop and smile about myself and reflect about patterns, habits and just how i (and possibly everyone else) work… and it’s time for a fresh post on this blog of mine – so let me share the story with you :)

Just when i…

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politics simulator

Is there something like a scientific politics simulator (or do i have to build one some day)?

I’d like to feed the election program of a party into a simulation engine that mimics “the real world” as best as possible and projects societal development…

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traveling salesman problem: brute force, dynamic programming, graphs, permutation setsI’ll be posting more code on this blog…
Together with a fellow student i had the assignment of…View Post

traveling salesman problem: brute force, dynamic programming, graphs, permutation sets

I’ll be posting more code on this blog…

Together with a fellow student i had the assignment of…

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vantage pointsIt was the second time that I observed someone secretly taking a picture of their counterpart in a…View Post

vantage points

It was the second time that I observed someone secretly taking a picture of their counterpart in a…

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creating Lego instructions with a 5yr-old

Conversation with Samuel (5) during uncle-duty today:

S: We have so many Lego bricks but no building-instructions :(
Me: That’s true. Well, what do you think about making instructions ourselves based on those amazing vehicles you created there?
S: Mmh, how…

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automated feedback through emo-logging

I think that in the near future the body-logging trend will also encompass emotions (or is it already?). The nike fuelband could (easily?) be equipped with sensors for skin moisture and heartbeat (which together can be used to measure stress-level) and…

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a dog on the escalator

Today i was queueing in on an escalator behind a man with his dog. This rather little creature was a very curious and lively one. Full of enthusiasm it inspected it’s immediate surrounding – a space that hasn’t been there before. Stairs that folded up…

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