Jason (jcreed) wrote,

Had a full day of intellectual merriment. Read a lot of George Steiner, of whom I am quickly becoming a big fan. Went to a POP seminar by someone from Rutgers talking about free theorems that work even in the presence of seq, a primitive that one adds to Haskell to get back strict evaluation of some arguments to functions. Chatted with Brigitte, who is in town, and Aleks Nanevski about an "obviously-true" (well, "true in a way that the theorem prover is clever enough to divine automatically") modality they were trying to work out. I feel so good after such a day of pretty much continuous brain-stretching.

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    Played some board games at the fb office with newly-arrived-to-nyc dan blandford and some friends-of-friends of his. Codenames and…

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    This morning I suddenly had a memory of a game I used to play in the mid-late 90s over email. In it you "designed" animals by giving them, like, 4…

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    Played some more Shenzhen I/O. The later puzzles are getting straight up hard. Had some fun optimizing the earlier ones, though.

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