Do NOT simplify when you are explaining!
Or at least make it very clear when you do so! Simplifications and metaphors are very dangerous because they hide some detail deemed non-important by the person who is using them. But you can’t know in which context your explanation will be read (if you are posting it on the Internet), so be sure to […]
Wisdom of the crowds? Maybe not
Yesterday I’ve spotted the following article on the digg frontpage: PacMan written entirely in Excel. On the page it linked too I’ve found two games written in Excel and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications – the stuff macro viruses are written in). What is interesting that as of the time of me writing this there […]