Eating lunch in a cockpit greenhouse, napkin tucked in the bottom shirt between sweat and skin, the building in front of me is Google HQ; I’m an engineer; I’m on my way.
It’s not uncomfortable. It’s simply what I do. I have not the thought of displeasure in the proceeding; though I desire greater recompense, it is only fleeting. What stays is the idea that I must share it, and even summer winds can cool the self-drenched. How be it to live as a solo solitaire? To have as thoughts the empty, to be in the present, to gaze o’er a forest of cars and metal birds.
I downloaded MinGW. I had this obsessive ambition to create a Pelles C makefile to build a static libcurl, but felt I had spent enough time reading without writing. It was time to follow a recipe and to click icons. VBA lets you hand-wave a lot of things; in the interest of getting things done, sometimes compromise is necessary.
I figure I will “start using them” as a matter of course: no errors will occur except subtle ones, likely hair-pulling ones – those are my favorite, because they force me to slow down and analyze each step. Sometimes, the harder way is the better one.
Edit: There is such a thing as anonymity in mathematics. It is called “lambda calculus.”
- Lambda calculus [wikipedia.org]