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Systems music is an idea that explores the following question: What if we could, instead of making music, design systems that generate music for us?
Sometimes, I lie awake at night thinking about programming languages. That’s all the intro I’ve got here, sorry. I felt like writing about the switch statement for some reason.
If you have ever written, or are planning to write, any kind of code that deals with image processing, you should complete the below quiz. If you have answered one or more questions with a yes, there’s a high chance that your code is doing the wrong thing and will produce incorrect results.
If a young electronics engineer named David Jones hadn’t lost his job at the Timex plant in Dundee in 1988, videogame history would have been different. Already a keen programmer, Jones used his £3000 redundancy cheque to invest in a top-of-the-range Amiga 1000 and begin taking software engineering classes, to the chagrin of his parents, who saw a better future in his hardware expertise.
Algorithms Engineering is a lot of fun because algorithms do not go out of fashion: one never knows when an oldie-but-goodie might come in handy.