I gave a talk at iFest on Saturday that briefly covered some performance and precision issues taken from my series of floating-point blog posts. My talk was after Ed Fries, who did a brilliant talk on art and constraints, centered around Halo 2600. As an example of constraints helping to create art he mentioned the art of haiku, complete with a haiku about Donkey Kong, and he said that it would probably be the only poetry that day.
Since I had my laptop with me I added a new ‘Conclusions’ slide to my deck, with the bullet points revealed one at a time:
Constraints indeed. I think it summarized the core points of my talk quite well.
Here’s one I wrote about a year ago (http://www.exploringbinary.com/binary-numbers-haiku/):
Numbers don’t add up.
Use an epsilon.
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