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Mark Chu-Carroll
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Running this blog, I regularly check referrers – that is, the sites who’s links to GM/BM actually bring readers to the blog. It’s interesting to see who’s linking, and it helps give me an idea which posts people find most interesting. Also, every once in…
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Pardon me. Someone is wrong on the internet. I must do something! Some stupid fucking dumb-ass idiot was playing with a loaded gun. He knew it was loaded. And he grabbed it by the trigger to pick it up. Because, you see, he knew that it’s a persnickety…
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know about the horrible events of last friday. A misogynistic creep killed a bunch of people, because he believed that women owed him sex and affection, because in his own opinion, he was a terrific guy, an…
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So, I got in to work this morning, and saw a tweet with the following image: Pi is an infinite, non-repeating decimal – meaning that every possible number combination exists somewhere in pi. Converted into ASCII text, somewhere in that string of digits is…
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A reader sent me a question about the Net Neutrality stuff that’s been in the news lately: I keep hearing about net neutrality and the FCC’s new rules. What is net neutrality? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Should I be worried about it? I’d actually…
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My professional work is focused on making the lives of engineers building software better. I got into that area because I was fascinated – or even obsessed – with programming languages. That led me to the more general area of engineering tools of all…
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So, Apple just recently announced a new programming language! For people like me, that’s big news. (In case you’re a relatively new reader of this blog, by background I’m not a mathematician. I’m a computer scientist, and I did my PhD in programming…
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Innovation isn't just hardware!

I’m a bit late to the party on this, but hey, such is life! I work on infrastructure at Twitter, and we’ve been going crazy trying to get stuff deployed in time to be ready for the world cup. So I haven’t had time to write before now! Anyway, late last…
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(This is a revised version of an old post; you can see the original here.) In the comments on my last post, a bit of discussion came up about some of the strange properties of real numbers, and that made me want to go back and get this old post about…
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If you didn’t read my first post on parser combinators, I highly recommend going back and reading it. This post assumes both that you understand parser combinators, and that you’re already familiar with the way I implemented parser combinators in Python.…
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This is somewhat off-topic for the blog, but pretty damned on-topic for my life. I’ve talked about this before, but it’s the kind of thing that just keeps coming up. I’ve got a bunch of different medical conditions. I’m a post-surgical GERD sufferer – for…
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For those of us who’ve learned to actually be aware of sexism and racism, it’s incredibly frustrating how the same stupid pathetic arguments about sexism keep getting regurgitated, over and over again, by clueless guys. It’s exhausting and frustrating to…
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  • Twitter Inc.
    Staff Software Engineer, 2013 - present
    Software tooling for Mesos.
  • foursquare labs
    Programmer, 2011 - 2013
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
  • IBM
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Software engineer, programming language maniac, and author of Good Math/Bad Math.
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Serious geek, math nerd, general dork. Winner of the "Geekiest Science Blogger", 2007.
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  • University of Delaware
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