Folks often act like you need to be some sort of math genius to be a computer programmer, but in practice, I find that my skills as a writer end up helping me more than my skills as a mathematician.

Programming is basically explaining what you want to happen.

Just, like, you’re explaining it to a helpful but exceedingly literal-minded space alien from the Eleventh Dimension who’s only had physical existence described to them, so you need to choose your words carefully!



I haven’t been at university this week for personal reasons but nevertheless I’ve done so much work and I’m really proud of myself. In particular, I’m so happy with my progress in programming. I managed to write 5 functions in MATLAB 2 weeks before the deadline which I wouldn’t have been able to do at all last semester! Happy days ☺️