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Scott McWhirter
@konobi
There's an unexpected face... waves
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
how's it going scott
i've been lurking for most of the year
i just find the gitter web interface to be too much clutter
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
So-so... trying to gather thoughts together while dealing with neuropathy is a real PITA.
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
yikes
you still in vancouver?
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
yeah
Henry Story
@bblfish
@konobi I have not seen N J Wildberger's videos on youtube. Any reason I should have? (There's a lot to learn out there)
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
@bblfish he covers linear algebra in a pretty unique way (among other topics)... which has some relevance to sparql
(geometric/intuitive thinking)
Henry Story
@bblfish
Could be good. I thought I'd never came to use my A level (S-level actually) algebra again, and then with category theory I discovered that programming is algebra. So I should do a refersher course.
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
i've been plodding through physics and math lectures myself for the last few years, it's how i knock myself out at night
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
@doriantaylor sounds familiar ^_^
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
most recently gilbert strang's ocw
now i'm onto 3b1b but there are too many ads
(when looking at it on a phone at least)
i should compile a list
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
3b1b++
Henry Story
@bblfish
If you want to get a quick overview of how CT ties into programming, check out the talk by Bartosz Milewski The Maths Behind Types.
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
yeah i watched all the bartosz lectures earlier this year
i keep meaning to order a copy of the book
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
yeah i have a pdf somewhere but i kinda like the dead tree version of that kind of thing
Henry Story
@bblfish
A large screen that one can turn veritcally helps a lot in sparing trees. I read nearly everything that way.
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
i have been considering getting a full-page e-ink tablet
Henry Story
@bblfish
There is also a lot of interesting work on databases in category theory that is also very helpful for when thinking about linked-data. (And I think that it can't be long before this is tied into RDF too).
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
yeah just don't say the word "morphism" in front of a client
Henry Story
@bblfish
yeah, I suppose it depends a lot on what client. :-)
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
indeed
yeah it informed my thinking of bolting RDF to REST a few years back
hypermedia as the engine of the worst acronym in the world and all that
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
I really need to get some clear headed time at some point to get into Representation Theory... since things keep pointing me in that direction
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
reads as a patch between abstract algebra and linear algebra?
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
and throw in category theory for good measure
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
interesting
i only got interested in linear algebra because i was trying to get up to speed on stochastic processes
normally i don't really care for numbers
but i got interested in stochastic processes because i got interested in modeling certain processes we might all be familiar with
(cough software time/cost estimation cough)
Scott McWhirter
@konobi
@doriantaylor Booles algebra (not the boolean algebra) kinda helped bridge my comfort there... njwildberger covers it quite a bit
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
cool i'll look at it
Dorian Taylor
@doriantaylor
Mike Adams
@mikeadams1
If solid is all about linked data and query by machine why is solid.community private?
both unreadable
Mike Adams
@mikeadams1
That is not in the spirit of decentralization, is it? I mean, if google can’t crawl these servers, how can they be tested?
Mike Adams
@mikeadams1
At present time, unless robots.txt is saying detach me for all data, solid is a silo and not decentralization