Refactoring your messes
[08:15am] epitron: "Cleaning the apartment is like refactoring. Much better to do constantly in small bits than to let things pile up and start to smell."
08:15am] epitron: hahah
[08:22am] linoj: yeah, ever started to do a massive cleaning and then have to leave in the middle, everything a bigger mess than when you started
[08:22am] epitron: haha
[08:22am] epitron: exactly
[08:22am] epitron: cleaning up a mess in a house of size N requires 2*N space
[08:22am] epitron: or rather, cleaning up a mess of size N
[08:23am] linoj: N*N
[08:23am] epitron: it would be a lot easier if you could just instantiate a new house and move everything over, then garbage collect the old house
[08:24am] linoj: yep, done that
[08:24am] epitron: \o/
[08:35am] linoj: one thing about the latter idea is you find things you thought were real important in the old house turn out to be not so important after you move, and never get unpacked
[08:39am] linoj: where did that quote come from?
[08:39am] epitron: http://blog.patnakajima.com