# null pointer

Ideas expressed here are nobody’s.

• # Thoughts on Karate Kid

Recently a video has surfaced (gone viral) of a young kid, who looks to be about four or five years old attempting to perform that classic cool "Breaking a slab of wood kick move.

• # The Lost Ark

I was 18 when I moved to Lisbon. I wasn't really sure who I wanted to be, and I mean that quite literally. I was very much aware that, having just left my home country, I had a chance to choose who I wanted to be, in a sense.

• # Home

I grew up in a farm, a farm in the middle of nowhere. Well, of course it is somewhere, 22° 02′ 46.2″ S 43° 02′ 38.2″ W to be exact, it's just that "where" isn't the question to be asked, because it doesn't matter.

A few weeks ago I finally got my new work computer. I had been using an underpowered MacBook Pro that I had grown to hate for months, and so I asked for a Linux laptop, and another systems engineer followed along.

• # Euclidean Spaces

Real euclidean spaces Real euclidean spaces have definitions of inner product and norm. Examples in $$\mathbb R^n$$: The usual inner product The unit-radius circumference when considering an unusual inner product Cauchy-Schwarz inequality Let $$V$$ be a real vector space.

• # DRM Considered Harmful

In the Digital Era, copyright has become harder to enforce than ever before. Digital works are subject to copying without any quality degradation, which encourages piracy and can lead to market failure [1, p.

• # My New iPhone Sucks

I have always been a proud and happy iPhone user. My first smartphone was an iPhone 3G and, although I had owned a couple Motorola flip-phones before that, I consider it to be the first phone I really used.

• # On Leibniz's Truth

Let a statement be any sentence of form $\mathcal S + \phi$ Where $$\mathcal S$$ is a subject and $$\phi$$ is a predicate. The sentences "Spinoza died in the Hague", and "Grey is grey", for example, qualify as statements.