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If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe — Carl Sagan

Transformers are a type of neural network architecture that have been gaining popularity. This post explains how they work.

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A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system. – John Gall

Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships. @linus__torvalds

Goodhart's law: When a measure is used as a target, it ceases to be useful as a measurement.

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Sharing a few "laws" of the world of Software Development that I've found interesting, funny or worth knowing! 📖

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Always a blast chatting with Carson. Let’s open more conversations about how to make work ☺️ twitter.com/surfoffice/status/

Versioning Machine Learning systems has many challenges. This awesome blog post by @emilygorcenski explores the different axes on which machine learning systems have a notion of versions.

emilygorcenski.com/post/data-v

Conway’s Law: Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations.

Tesler’s Law of Conservation as Complexity: You cannot reduce the complexity of a given task beyond a certain point. Once you’ve reached that point, you can only shift the burden around.

Ninety-ninety Law: The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.

Hofstadter’s Law: A task always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

Hoare’s Law of Large Programs: Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

Fisher’s Fundamental Theorem: The more highly adapted an organism becomes, the less adaptable it is to any new change.

The Law of False Alerts: As the rate of erroneous alerts increases, operator reliance, or belief, in subsequent warnings decreases.

Sharing a few "laws" of the world of Software Development that I've found interesting, funny or worth knowing! 📖

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