Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Saturday night, a computation I'm working on took four hours. Last night, it took four minutes. Tonight, it takes thirty seconds -- and I expect that to go down to fifteen seconds shortly.

Most computer scientists I know share certain personality characteristics. Among them are a love of puzzles, a preoccupation with program performance, and a mildly obsessive streak. I'm worn out right now -- but I'm having a lot of fun.