After my code decided to be evil and stop working, I decided to take a couple of days and install some additional operating systems on my work computer for testing our project. It turned into a trip down Geekdom Memory Lane. (Anyone remember Windows 3.1?)
After spending hours trying to solve an especially difficult problem in programming, I decide to take a break and log onto a chatroom on a Christian radio station website, where I met a young man trying to solve an especially difficult math equation in his Algebra homework.
Half an hour later, 2/3 of the chatroom participants are trying to solve this equation, and we’re all getting confused. (more…)