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Algorithmic Freedom

Algorithmic Freedom

At one point in time, I made the ridiculous statement to a large gathering of my peers that I was an “algorithm engineer.” This was a long time ago when I was younger and more naïve than I am now. The statement itself is one of absurdity. An algorithm engineer? Isn’t that what all engineers […]

Unpredictable

Unpredictable

In 2002, the movie “Minority Report” challenged our view of free will. In this movie, three mutated humans possessed the ability to foretell the future and identify crimes before they were committed. A new PreCrime police unit intervened and put the murderers away before they had a chance to act. A great juxtaposition of determinism […]

CM or Die

CM or Die

For the IT professional, Configuration Management is probably one of the most despised yet one of the most important functions of the job. Performing configuration management tasks is only a shade more interesting than watching paint dry. Forms, paperwork, documentation — tedious and laborious tasks by any individual’s definition. Most professionals I know would rather […]