Thursday, 28 June 2012

Computer science: neither a science nor about computers.

Since I'm a computer scientist I decided to write my first "real" blog entry about computer science. Specifically about the name and nature of the "discipline" (the quotes are intentional, specially if you've seen the code written by some of my former students).

Friday, 22 June 2012

New blog

Hello. I'm Ernesto Posse. I'm a Computer Scientist/Software Engineer/Programmer by training. In this blog I'll be writing on a wide variety of subjects which interest me, including software, mathematics, logic, language, philosophy, geography, history, and even movies. I am by no means an expert in these subjects. This is a blog to express personal opinions and thoughts. Sometimes I will be talking about techie stuff such as my favourite programming languages or operating system. Other times about technical stuff such as process algebra and formal semantics. On occasion, I'll talk about things I'm trying to learn about such as logic, epistemology and metaphysics. Sometimes about things I don't understand, such as probability and quantum mechanics. At times I may write about some non-controversial topics like religion (I'm not a fan). And sometimes about my pet peeves on people's geographical and historical ignorance, and annoying movie snobs. It will be a hodgepodge. On purpose.