exposed to the information

  • When I go for a trip in Himalayas, can I see all ten 8000m peaks at once?
  • When I go for a trip to see a single mountain, can I see it in just a few seconds after leaving my house?
  • Can I locate all the dogs in my city?
  • Can I put a million of different pots in my kitchen?
  • Can I try 1000 dishes in 1000 seconds?

The information is everywhere. How the nature limits our exposure to it is quite simple. It puts us in the time-space like in a swamp.

Now. Our electronic information boxes. Computers, phones, smart-watches, whatever-will-be-on-the-market-in-2020…2021…2021… They seem to expose us to more information that we can handle of. Is that a problem you think? Maybe it isn’t. Just our brains are quite tired by rejecting most of the stuff.

Limiting the information from our boxes seems to be a radical and harmful action. But if we can filter out the obvious mismatches… Or maybe there is another way to navigate through information except going from the top to the deeps of the lists…

too many ways of coding

Because there is some many ways of writing the same program, programmers don’t want to continue somebody’s else projects. They have their own vision how to do it correctly.

The problem is so big that we don’t have to even consider a whole program. Just a single one page long function can be written in thousands of ways. The algorithm seems to be in the center of the evil, but also the code organization can be a big discourage to many. It is definitely to me. Having naming standard in the project is a big plus.

I like to compare programming to building houses. Rather small number of house builders will replace a whole wall in order to put a shelf on it. But rather a big number of programmers will replace a bunch of classes if they are missing function to do something.

What is the reason for that? An immature technology? Because the house building was tested for centuries. But maybe something so simple as universally usableĀ  components would help. We need real bricks…

cofoh.com reborn

After long time of … nothing I’ve decided to extend my blog with ideas about IT, information theory and programming. Hopefully I will write more this time. The name COFOH doesn’t seem to match anymore, it was short form of COmputers FOr Humans.

I’m not sure I’ve made a good decision by replacing Drupal with WordPress. The main reason was Android app for writing posts easily. I’m bit surprised how many plugins have paid versions. In Drupal everything seems to be free. But not so friendly as here.

WordPress is easy. I hope not too easy leaving a decent set of settings. I have to say that I love that Gutenberg editor. It reminds me something old and good…