## epiphanies come when you least expect them

October 10th, 2005
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[23:44:03] iAlex: btw I get depressed at how I suck at math

[23:44:09] iAlex: cant beat it

[23:44:16] Erik: hm join the club

[23:44:22] Erik: at least I dont meet it anymore at this education

[23:44:32] iAlex: watching this MIT lecture and I get everything, then he gives a real world math problem and Im out

[23:44:33] iAlex: f annoying

[23:44:58] iAlex: I get the principles, I just dont understand the math formulation of things

[23:45:07] iAlex: I suppose that makes me a moron

[23:45:11] iAlex: which is a bit of a shame

[23:45:24] iAlex: sorta feels like the silver medal

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This entry was posted on Monday, October 10th, 2005 at 11:49 p.m. and is filed under en, observations.

I can't believe you actually blogged it...

Why not? It was a good one

What was the maths problem?

Nothing special, it was relating functions in programming to math functions, the prof wrote a lisp function to draw a circle and explained it with two differential equations and a figure. I didn't get the math, even though I've been doing that kind of math for several years, passed a bunch of exams in it as well, but it never sticks and it always feels like learning it from scratch the first time. I can't stand it. There's something about the math "syntax" that bewilders me, I don't see what I'm supposed to see. Despite that, I'm getting better at reading programming code, I always found it very difficult but I get it more quickly now. Math is still a struggle.