I learned about complexity studying computer science. Complexity was often measured in space and time, denoted by Ω, Θ and Ο. We learned about the fastest algorithms, the “hardest” problems and the methods to solve them or just prove that they are hard. That is what “complexity” meant to me. And then I started working… Continue reading Complexity

Intellectual stimulus

After a year of doing freelance programming/consulting, I have a better understanding of why some people choose academia or research as a career path: Intellectual stimulation. I have been working mostly with website and webshop backend programming and on a day-to-day basis, the recipe is basically the same: Create a datatable in a database. Create… Continue reading Intellectual stimulus