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3Jane07:04:33

I wrote a thing again, explaining stuff on clojurebridge is good inspiration 🙂

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3Jane07:04:31

How to analyse whatever problem you’ve got to recognise the elements of filter-map-reduce (there’ll be a followup talking about Clojure specifically, and generalised to system design/problem solving): https://www.3jane.co.uk/posts/assembly-line-components/

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Ben Hammond08:04:27

that's a really nice checklist for how to go about decomplecting a process

Ben Hammond08:04:02

I'm not wild about your use of the word 'Dispatcher' though; to me 'dispatcher' means

figure out which method to call
and then call it
and I'd therefore start off a little confused

3Jane09:04:23

hey, thanks, that’s good feedback!

3Jane09:04:12

it is already commonly used, that’s true. I wanted to take the terms from actual production lines; originally that was a “distributor”. Do you think distributor would work better?

3Jane09:04:40

one thing I’d like to convey is that it’s possible to have multiple outputs (like: stdout, stderr, log files)

Ben Hammond10:04:23

outgoing perhaps?

Ben Hammond10:04:44

er, that would imply an incoming

Ben Hammond10:04:24

I guess I'd start looking at something like https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/leave?s=t

Ben Hammond10:04:36

and keep going until I found a word I liked

maleghast09:04:54

Morning All!

practicalli-john13:04:21

Anyone interested in MC'ing the ClojureX conference this year?

thomas14:04:58

@jr0cket: @jasonbell would be very interested, but afraid to ask... A good friend told me.

Ben Hammond14:04:23

haha like 'Unexpected star of the show'

jasonbell14:04:37

If other people want me to then I’m happy to.

jasonbell14:04:03

I’m assuming that @thomas just has a lot of left over fruit that he’s saving up.

thomas14:04:46

this could be our double act @jasonbell... think about it.

jasonbell14:04:11

I’ll leave that one with @jr0cket

practicalli-john14:04:43

The person MC'ing would not be a scheduled speaker ideally.

practicalli-john14:04:25

Having a pair of MC's is welcome, it helps with the engagement and helps ensure important things are not forgotten

practicalli-john14:04:20

There would be some training / practice to ensure that the person(s) are comfortable playing that role.

agile_geek14:04:11

I personally enjoyed the training / practice the @otfrom gave me in 2015, I think it went like this: [9:00] @otfrom does intro [9:10] @otfrom hands microphone to @agile_geek and says "I have to go back to work you can handle this right?" [9:11] @agile_geek makes sh*t up fast to intro first speaker ....

otfrom14:04:55

I thought I'd dragooned you before I did the intro. I'm sure it felt the other way around tho. 🙂

thomas14:04:54

I can make stuff up...

practicalli-john14:04:53

We will be expecting a little bit more this year 😁

Ben Hammond14:04:54

one question I do have for you data-science types is about clojure.test.check.generators/generator-fn it takes two seed values, a mean and a variance in order to be able to point the test generator at interesting parts of the dataset

rickmoynihan15:04:43

I don’t see that function anywhere 👀

Ben Hammond14:04:32

butI've not seen that aspect of generators get used heavily; is that because it is flawed?

Ben Hammond14:04:24

or there are better ways to trawl the search space

Ben Hammond14:04:53

or I'm not looking properly and its' being using extensively all the time

jasonbell14:04:21

I never knew that even existed.

Ben Hammond15:04:12

I think it was intended to be able to automatically zone in on troublesome parts of the input domain

Ben Hammond15:04:27

But I don't think I've ever actually seen it do that

jasonbell15:04:52

mathematical.programming.examples.montecarlo> (Math/PI)
3.141592653589793
mathematical.programming.examples.montecarlo> (compute_pi_throwing_dart 100000000)
3.14152736
That’s not bad at all. Happy with that.

rickmoynihan16:04:55

It’s certainly closer than 22/7 🎯

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dominicm19:04:46

At night, code snippets go into "night mode", but slack doesn't 😔

dominicm19:04:25

Sorry, grumbling off topic because it's on topic

dominicm19:04:16

Notre in the news :( 🚒

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3Jane19:04:10

yeah 😞

3Jane19:04:39

builders would be proud tho, ultimate memento mori