It might be self evident, but I realized something today — the real reason behind choosing good algorithms to solve a problem is that the good ones either break the problem into smaller problems or are myopic; focusing only on the steps needed to reach an answer. All else is superfluous.
Category Archive: mini sagas
Too many believe that bigger is better; elaborate systems, multitude layers, and diverse architectural patterns demonstrate a maturity of design. Unfortunately they aren’t called at 3am when it breaks. I prefer the simplicity of less — kissing Occam’s razor; trimming away until perfection… when there is nothing left to take away.
Virtual presence doesn’t work too well when the power is out. It is hard to see in the dark and TCP/IP is pretty slow over semaphore or pigeon. The huddled masses hover over their phones and laptops, hoarding the last few precious voltamps of power, praying for Light’s return. (Over 36K customers lost power in …
A long time ago I encountered mini sagas. Even wrote some. I think it’s high time for some more…. It’s been said that constraints foster creativity. I have, sitting in a little box, far more computing power than NASA did for Apollo, using far less electricity. Yet, by today’s standards, I feel constrained and need …
One of the manifestos from ChangeThis this month is about Mini Sagas. The author, Rajesh Setty presents the idea that writing mini sagas, which contain exactly 50 words, expands your creativity — following on the idea that Creativity Loves Constraints. Typically the mini saga expresses some sort of message or value — I think in …