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A mature expression of freedom follows the discernment between desire and need. It follows then that liberty must follow education, not the other way around.

Presidents’ Colloquium on Teaching and Learning

Every professor–certainly every engineering professor I have ever had–should go to this. The event is advertised here (unfortunately no permalink to the event) and discussed here. The theme underscores, in my opinion, one of the greatest failures of Western post-secondary education: students are allowed to, and sometimes even encouraged, to “work the system of evuation” instead of “striving for excellence and pursuing knowledge”.

On Observation of Difficult Languages

Writing Python all day and then tying to make a “simple PHP script” when I get home really emphasizes that PHP has become just… inconvenient.

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