Mobile computing

sazius at 2016-07-10T08:05:52Z

I seem to be doing a lot more mobile (i.e. Android) computing these days. With the baby I rarely have time to sit down at the computer.

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>> sazius:

“[...] this means less programming [...]”

Well, not really. It's just that you're now programming a human instead of a computer =)

JanKusanagi at 2016-07-10T15:53:17Z

Heh, I guess you're right, but then it's the most confusing programming language I've ever seen :-) Given the same input the output is different from day to day... very confusing :-)

sazius at 2016-07-10T15:56:56Z, Diane Trout, Scott Sweeny likes this.

@sazius "folding over a sequence of time"...! Your baby's output (as state, not waste) one day is fed as input to the next day. :)

Christopher Allan Webber at 2016-07-10T21:41:32Z

@cwebber Yeah, that's probably the main point, he keeps learning and adapting, so every day is different.

Another problem is the impossibility of controlling all the input variables, or reading the internal state (hungry, tummy ache, tired, etc). In the beginning the output was more or less binary: crying, not crying. But now we're picking up more nuanced output which helps :-)

sazius at 2016-07-11T05:16:22Z