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Looks like a good system. There's some things that I just can't remember, simple things that I have to look up often. Had a professor in college that said he didn't remember simple things because he could look them up, but it slows things down and you lose your train of thought when you continually have to look stuff up.
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I agree and this is definitely true in relation to programming languages, APIs etc. Especially if you work on multiple platforms.
This is why fast search (and tools built on it like intelisense) is far more important then trying to remember: changing (evolving, extending, standardising..) API definitions makes memorising a detriment if not a danger and really should be avoided.
"Well when I learned it it started at 1, since when did they change it to zero?"
= not only 'what I memorised is now useless information' but 'it WILL cause my code to fail.'
(Well in vb it starts at one, but c# starts at zero, but they are both .net)
Applicable to any field: If my 50 year old doctor is going to rely on what he memorised back in med school 25 years earlier than I'm going elsewhere. I'm way happier if he looks stuff up and/or asks his peers.
Yeah it's fine for remembering peoples names
and in say programming simple info like what symbol to use for addition and [less obvious] modulo in language X... or even bit deeper such as the logical vs boolean operators (which many compilers might not flag the ambiguity when it looks like the wrong choice may have been made)
but when it comes to API's and interfaces (i.e. communication between 2 entities) particularly between platforms absolutely always far better look it up (particularly if not used for some time), or significant new versions of one or/and the other entity have been released...
Does looking it up slow you down? Rubbish. With google etc, you're talking seconds or less to check.
Whereas, [given these things do change, given platforms do differ, ...] it's "remembering" the wrong thing that'll significantly slow you down and cause failures.
Back in the 1920's, AT&T wanted to install electrically operated telephone exchanges to replace the operator based exchanges. At that time, you would place a call to "Butterfield 5678" and an operator would manually plug your phone line into the Butterfield 5678 socket.
Almon B. Stroger, an undertaker who believed that the wife (an operator) of one his competitors was rerouting calls for him to her husband, developed the first stepping switch which became the basis for telephone exchanges.
Back to AT&T, they wanted to know how people remembered things so they committed $20 million to a study before they implemented electro-mechanical exchanges.
AT&T found that people remember things in groups of 2's, 3's and 4's. That's why our telephone numbers are xxx-yyy-zzzz (area code, exchange prefix, local number).
Further, they assigned the lower area codes to the larger population centers, like New York is 212, Chicago is 312, etc. to appease the financial industry.
This was good until the mid 1970's when population and phone usage increases overwhelmed the phone numbers and exchanges had to be split.
Then came cell phones.
This is also the basis for IP addresses (plus it works real well for remembering a hex number as 4 groups of 3, e.g., 192.168.1.3).
The file organization is WAY different. Had to look around a bit for the bootstrap css file.
I think I prefer this to the previous MVC organization.
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I don't even want to know what the mission is. OK, OK ... I'll check.
Ah. Every time you buy one of these (overpriced) things, they give two books to needy children. Presumably so they can sell them and buy food, I dunno.
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Person == daughter or wife. They have a general idea what they want, but for "features"? clueless. Does it turn on, and is it pretty?
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1) Hand them a credit card. Send them on their way.
2) Less than 1 hour. They are getting your old laptop, *you* are getting a new one
3) Less than 4 hours.
4) Less than 1 day.
5) 2-5 days.
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