Nov. 7, 2018
Review: Getting started with Docker and containers
lisa • conf • docker • figlet • ascii • asciiart • review
This is the LISA2017 conference talk review I wrote for their official blog. Just saving a copy here in case they decide to rework their blog and content disappears or something. Submitted by ipesin on November 1, 2017 - 3:38 pm What makes a good conference so special? With vast amounts of information available virtually on any topic imaginable at a click’s distance, would it not be more efficient to spend time in comfortable home setting learning new technology?
Aug. 3, 2018
Conway's Life simulation in Go
model • ascii • golang • life • conway
Implemeting Conway’s life is one of the first things I do when exploring a new programming language. Conway’s Game of Life, also known as the Game of Life or simply Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. It is the best-known example of a cellular automaton. Ever since its publication, Conway’s Game of Life has attracted much interest because of the surprising ways in which the patterns can evolve.
Aug. 3, 2018
The Schelling Model of Ethnic Residential Dynamics
model • ascii • golang • segregation • schelling
In 1971, the American economist Thomas Schelling created an agent-based model that might help explain why segregation is so difficult to combat. His model of segregation showed that even when individuals (or “agents”) didn’t mind being surrounded or living by agents of a different race, they would still choose to segregate themselves from other agents over time! Although the model is quite simple, it gives a fascinating look at how individuals might self-segregate, even when they have no explicit desire to do so.