You might have heard of palindromic sentences. You can read the letters in these sentences forwards of backwards, and they'll still form the same words. Try reading these sentences backwards: But there is another word play that is even more impressive: a magic word square. This one was very famous in ancient roman times: It's the latin expression sator arepo tenet opera rotas.
Smartphones became the tool for reaping most of the magic modern society brought: they enable us to order lunch, get hotel rooms, consult the global knowledge, communicate with to each other, and so much more. In a world where the smartphone is akin to a magic wand, mobile apps are the spells. Everyone's more excited than ever to get more powerful spells from the mighty wizards, aka
With enough and time and programming skills, a single person can create an app that will do almost anything you can imagine. Yes, creating something that will change the world does not sound far-fetched for coders. Maybe that's why many of us are attracted to entrepreneurship. The problem is, most coders don't realize it takes a lot more than coding skills to create something people
Just a couple of days ago, I had a friend tell me something along those lines: “Hey, you’re a systems engineer, right? Can you help me upgrade my Windows? I wanna install the best version, but I don’t know how… I’m sure you’ve done it hundreds of times!” 🤦 “Well...” I said, “I haven’t been a Windows user for the past ten years…” Very surprised, she replied with: “Isn’t this what you
Coding is underneath nearly everything—from automation systems that drive our manufacturing plants to recommendation systems getting us addicted to Facebook. Coding is now the ultimate solution to problems. It's fascinating and inspiring: who hasn't seen the Iron-Man movies, and didn't dream of creating a Jarvis program of his own? It's engaging to think that complex products that
In this post, we'll tackle one the most famous puzzles in the world: The Zebra Puzzle, also known as Einstein's riddle. Legend goes that Einstein invented the riddle himself, and that only 2% of people are able to solve it. I call bullshit on that. It's already widely accepted that Einstein didn't invent the riddle. This post aims to show that with a little help from logic, everyone