It makes sense: why I love coding

Humans are amazing creatures. They have minds that technically work faster than any supercomputer created till date. Yet the huge amounts of data they process are not similar or connected, probably why we haven’t solved the answers to most questions in life. If we have, we haven’t found a way to make ourselves follow them.

I have never been good with humans. I have come to love a few, and admire them, but never been good with them. Mainly because my own human brain cannot process the huge amounts of data I get from other brains. The anxiety and confusion is something I have in 19 years of my life, not learnt to process.

Hence I sit down to code. Codes much simpler and much less fascinating than whatever code has powered the processors in our skulls, yet it is the most relaxing thing ever.

Errors are hard to find, and my code is full of bugs the second I try to make it more complicated. Yet the solution, makes sense. In the end it always makes sense.
These 1000 lines of command, make more sense to me than why my friend is sad, why my lecturer doesn’t like me, or why I just am not in the mood to laugh at a joke which is actually funny.

Coding is about creating steps that make sense, it organises the mind, and it has a clear cut reason behind every reaction.

Though I am fascinated by the human mind and long to understand it, when I code, the world seems to be in order for a change.”

-An amateur coder


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Women and Technology: Hedy Lamarr

 

Women in the world of tech is actually a fairly common thing. No matter whatever the stereotype is. Today the author wants to write about Hedy Lamarr: actress, mathematician, inventor and total badass. Also probably the reason you can connect to the internet right now.

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Hedy Lamarr was first married to Friedrich Mandl, Continue reading

Make With Mozilla, Chennai — Rohit Guha

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek .” With this thought few engineering students decided to make a change and the change was to make world a better place to live. Not […]

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The happiness of learning and why everyone needs the internet.

I joined Hello Web a few months after joining college. It was mainly because I wanted to actually do something while I was in college. I didn’t even understand Mozilla that well before I approached my seniors to learn more.

I learnt that Hello Web was an initiative backed by Mozilla, and it aimed to spread web literacy.

Interested as I was, I didn’t fully see how it was important everywhere till I did my first on field job.
While I sat there and taught kids in a small room, with a few computers and as the kids sat and listened, I realised a vital reason why it was important to give these kids access to the web.

 

As I showed them how to Google search and how to use YouTube; Continue reading