13 Jan 2001 kagedal   » (Apprentice)

  • Today I created an Advogato account. Fun.
  • All I wanted to do is to give a book advice, though. (I see how this trust metric makes sense though, no clueless posts on the discussion boards.) Anyway, if anyone cares, a book that I really liked and that I don't see mentioned much (I agree with what most other people said on the recent topic) is "ML for the Working Programmer" by Lawrence C. Paulson. I picked this up because I needed to refresh my ML, but I was pleasantly surprised: the book goes way beyond that. It describes numerous programming techniques and algorithms, kind of like SICP only using ML. The books are similar in that they opened my eyes to techniques I have never heard of that just makes you go "cooool". I recommend it to anyone who is interested in programming, whether or not you plan to use any ML dialect in the near future.
  • I am very happy that a company back home in Sweden is paying for me to hire a computer while I'm here in the U.S. (another 5 months). I will then do some much missed hacking.
  • Can't decide if I want my diary in UL-form or just paragraphs. :-)

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