Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Do loops and such
My webmaster (aka husband) renovated my site in the last few weeks. I now have a gallery of miniatures that's easy to access and easy to add to. The link leads to a rough draft that will eventually go on my site.
Looking at the programming he did for the project, I was very impressed. On the other hand, he has it easy! I wrote code for a machine, parts of which are pictured here. The computer is now in the Computer Museum! Imagine carrying that in your pocket or even fitting it on your desktop. I wrote my thesis in experimental physics at a time when the grad student did everything, from doing the experiments and collecting the data to writing the program to process the data.
Every time we ran the data with new numbers, we'd have to compile the program. It's the equivalent of installing Word over and over, every time you want to use it!
Programming is tedious and I wouldn't want to do it, ever again. So this is a public thank you to my resident programmer!
Anyone else able to pawn off the tough parts of your business?