Yesterday I read The Manual: A Philosopher’s Guide to Life by Epictetus and translated by Sam Torode which I got for free courtesy of my Kindle Unlimited subscription. A very easy read (you can read it in one hour) and full of great and challenging ideas.
Well this didn’t work. It was my first attempt at putting an ASCII chart into my book. (Because what the world needs is more books with ASCII tables in them!) I tried using the output of my ascii.php program. Tomorrow I will redo as vector graphics using Inkscape.
- WHITE HAT
- neutral and objective, concerned with facts and figures
- RED HAT
- the emotional view
- YELLOW HAT
- sunny and positive
- BLACK HAT
- careful and cautious
- GREEN HAT
- associated with fertile growth, creativity, and new ideas
- BLUE HAT
- cool, the color of the sky, above everything else-the organizing hat
I’m reading Fundamentals of Data Engineering: Plan and Build Robust Data Systems, wherein the authors say:
Data is stored in a table of relations (rows), and each relation contains multiple fields (columns); see Figure 5-7. Note that we use the terms column and field interchangeably throughout this book.
There are two mistakes. The first is that tables are relations, rows are tuples. The second is that a field is the intersection of a row and a column, columns and fields are different things.
I have to wonder what business the authors have publishing a book on data engineering while failing to know such basic things.
This looked pretty interesting: Keywords for Today… but I don’t have time to read it.
This is an essential tool for any critical thinker interested in the history of language or politics. From culture to identity, from sexuality to socialism, Keywords for Today provides the crucial contexts and histories of our vocabulary.