I came into existence in 1999 somewhere in Belgium 🇧🇪.
Currently residing in 👾 cyberspace 👾, but also in Leuven to study computer science. You can find me on Twitter @FieryFeather and GitHub @JurriaanD or shoot me an email at info at jurriaan dot be.
- Falcon has landed, landing operators please proceed with initial securing per procedure 11.100, section 3 on LZ-1A net
- Space: the final frontier
- The conquest of nature is to be achieved through number and measure
- Well, Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is you *play* with them. They are so wonderful. You have these switches - if it's an even number you do this, if it's an odd number you do that - and pretty soon you can do more and more elaborate things if you are clever enough, on one machine. After a while the whole system broke down. Frankel wasn't paying any attention; he wasn't supervising anybody. The system was going very, very slowly - while he was sitting in a room figuring out how to make one tabulator automatically print arc-tangent X, and then it would start and it would print columns and then bitsi, bitsi, bitsi, and calculate the arc-tangent automatically by integrating as it went along and make a whole table in one operation. Absolutely useless. We *had* tables of arc-tangents. But if you've ever worked with computers, you understand the disease - the *delight* in being able to see how much you can do. But he got the disease for the first time, the poor fellow who invented the thing.