Tag: optimization

  • Messed-Up App of the Day: International Mail

    Messed-Up App of the Day: International Mail

    Yesterday, I sent a package to a friend in Europe. I had been procrastinating, because sending packages internationally is no fun. Here’s how it works: Three times data entry, and two of those by hand. …That’s rough.

  • What Donald Knuth Actually Wrote

    What Donald Knuth Actually Wrote

    I’ve been reading a little Knuth for the past couple of days. I’ve read about the famous statement, “premature optimization is the root of all evil,” many times, and yesterday I decided to read his statement in its whole context. You can find Knuth’s whole article here (thank you, Wikipedia): Knuth, Donald: Structured Programming with Goto Statements. Computing…