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This is an interesting interview with one of the creators of a video game that basically failed due to memory management issues.
My computer science class is working with memory management lately. It was a lot to wrap my mind around at first, but things started clicking after lots of practice. Things can go very wrong very fast when you’re handling memory and this is a good cautionary tale. Also unfortunate because the whole issue could have been avoided if they’d waited a few years for technology to catch up.
I follow a few Computer Science forums and some of the most common questions come from prospective students who aren’t confident in math. I previously wrote about this topic in the post, You Don’t Have To Be A Math Genius to Learn Computer Science. Plus, 6 Math Tips for Everyone Who Isn’t Einstein. I want to post an update because I’ve taken Discrete Math since then. Currently, I’m taking Differential Calculus. Read More →
Quick thoughts on the upcoming Winter Term:
I’ve enjoyed my past month of rest and relaxation. I got some writing done, watched so much Netflix I should be a spokesperson, and slept enough for the next 3 months. If only sleep worked that way. I would gladly stock up during breaks. Read More →