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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Feynman: A Magician at Work
It is often said that Richard Feynman was truly a magician. The Tuva project (apparently Bill Gates is its sponsor) at Microsoft Research is showing Richard Feynman’s ‘Messenger Series’ lectures. Although the format is slightly dated (check out the non-wireless microphone!), it does nothing to hide Richard Feynman’s infectious enthusiasm for science and its exposition. As Bill notes in his introduction, his motivation for making these publicly available is "...everybody ought to see these, as they make science interesting...".
If this has whet your appetite, check out The Feynman Lectures on Physics including Feynman's Tips on Physics: The Definitive and Extended Edition
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com