Things That Turbo Pascal is Smaller Than

The entire Turbo Pascal 3.02 executable—the compiler and IDE—was 39,731 bytes.

BASIC may have been the first programming language I learned, but I really cut my teeth on Pascal during and immediately after high school. I’d be hard pressed to generate Pascal code of any sort today, but I remember how Turbo Pascal just felt like a more powerful medium, and arguably was an early step in this career I have built. All in 39,731 bytes.

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The OOT Killer

Recently I have been suffering from the delusion that making more commitments will make me more able to achieve them.

My first reaction to reading Asheeh’s reflections on commitments: “Yes, and I wish I’d learned that about ten years earlier than I did.” And then I remember that it’s not something you learn once; tending to your committments — and making them with care — is a life-long practice. Practicing is hard, but it’s preferrable to encountering the OOT killer.

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