Sep 30, 2014Something half-baked that I’ve been thinking about lately: I think physics is addicting. In particular, I think learning physics is addicting in a way that math tends not to be.
Aug 31, 2014If you’ve ever compiled a large software project, you’ve probably used
make. If you’re like me, you probably think that
makeis some arcane tool that only fifty-year-olds with giant beards know how to use. This summer, I learned I was totally wrong, and
makeis actually really simple and really useful. I’m still not an expert, but all of the tutorials I could find online would have taken me five hours, and I think knowing five minutes1 of
makenow is way more useful than knowing five hours of
Aug 19, 2014This summer I was a software intern at Khan Academy. I worked on the infrastructure team, which mostly meant working on performance tuning and dev tools. This is the first of what I hope will be several posts about the various projects I worked on. And this is really only the first half of this post – a non-technical overview. So stay tuned.
Aug 9, 2014So I made a blog. And here’s the obligatory self-referential first post. I think I’ll leave it at that.