Things That I Dream of

With the recent passing of Steve Jobs we all reflect on innovation in different ways. Some people like to look at the cool gadgets that he gave us. I prefer to look ahead. Microsoft recently came out with several concept videos of their vision of the future. I love concept videos because they show us what would appear impossible and sets the tone for future innovation. This then inspires new generations to achieve these lofty goals. These videos are what I dream off every night. A world that is integrated. One where information is available. Thank you Microsoft for this …

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Reverse Polish Notation

What is it Reverse polish notation is a post fix notation created in you guessed it Poland by a logician named Jan Łukasiewicz. The reason for this form of notation is that it allows for math to be expressed in the most concise manner and leave absolutely no ambiguity to what the formula’s author is trying to express. When you think of mathematical equations you usually think in terms of infix notation. Let’s look at the following example: 1 + 6 * 4 = 25 This formula is solved using the order of operations which most people learn when they …

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