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November 30, 2012

Changing email address

Just wanted to inform that I now have completely changed email address to hakank@gmail.com, in case you have problem reaching me via the older bonetmail address.

February 16, 2010

Arrays in Flux: My third blog, and second English

Here is a - not so short - presentation of this new blog, my third on the domain hakank.org.

If you have read any of my other blogs, you may ask: why yet another blog? Well, the other two blogs is not enough for my recent plans. One of the blogs, hakank.blogg, is in Swedish and it's probably not a good thing to blend different languages in one blog; the other, My Constraint Programming Blog, is targeted to a very specific topic: constraint programming. Since I want to be able to write about other things in English, it seems to be a good idea to start a new blog.

Something about the name Arrays in Flux. One of the first names that came to mind was Panta Rei (meaning "everything flows"). I like the philosophical idea that everything is in a steady flow of changes, with a famous saying from Heraclit: You can not step twice into the same river. Related to programming it seems to be a good description of a lot of programs: the code changes all the time, either by adding new functions or changing old, and by correcting bugs.

Well the name "Panta Rei" really don't have the associations I wanted. After some playing with that phrase, a sound-alike come up: "Pant Array" which was immediately discarded. However, the "Array" kind of stuck, since it's a nice reference to programming. Then it was not very long for the final version: Arrays in Flux. (One alternative was to have a sub title: pantA reI, where the upper case "A" and "I" in should allude one of my big interests: AI. I reckon that was too far fetched.)

Also, it helps that the name is right now (almost) a unique search phrase in one of the search engines (namely Google).

What will be published here? Everything is possible, but there probably will be in some of these areas (with the Misc as a nice catch all category):

  • AI
  • Genetic programming/algorithms
  • Machine learning/data mining
  • Mathematics
  • Programming, and programming languages
  • Puzzles and fun
  • Findings (e.g. links) in popular science
  • Misc. (this may be quite large)

It will not be updated very often, so it's safe to subscribe to it :-).


Welcome to Arrays in Flux!

Hakan Kjellerstrand (hakank@bonetmail.com),
http://www.hakank.org/ .