Ken Tilton <email@example.com> wrote:
| Slava Akhmechet wrote:
| > Ken Tilton <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| >>Like someone just learning to play the piano who falls in love with D
| >>minor, the saddest of all keys, and wants to play nothing else. This
| >>we call a disease, as in to be cured.
| > Not a natural part of a learning process?
| Non sequitor. A natural part of a learning process /is/ getting stuck in
| false minima, and indeed one of the biggest contributions of a coach is
| spotting and, um, curing these blocks.
An even better coach is one who teaches you to recognize for yourself
when you're blocked, when you're looping, when you're thrashing, or
when you're self-deadlocked. Once one has learned this, then one can
recognize such situations and "uplevel" oneself to a higher level of
abstraction/cognition when such a problem arises.
 Which used to be called "pink scheduling" on the DEC PDP-10,
because it made the Interrupt Service Level 7 light bulb
glow a constant pink. [Level 7 was where the scheduler ran.]
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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