Daniel Näslund's thoughts and writings

About Me

I’m an embedded software developer in the automotive sector. In the evenings I occasionally hack on Mozilla Firefox. Here’s a list of all issues I’ve ever commented on.

I have a twitter account which I haven’t really figured out the use for. I do push code from time to time to github but it’s most likely unpolished an experimental. I do have a linkedin account as well, and that I really haven’t figured out the use for. If you want to contact me, then please reach out to my email address, dannas [at] dannas.name.

About this blog

I rarely write blog entries. But I have a TIL, Today I Learned page, that I try to update daily.

Some quotes

Here are some quotes related to writing and mathematics. I’m especially fond of the Leslie Lamport quote and I really wish that my writing could reach his level of clarity.

Mathematics is a formal exoskeleton around one’s intuition.

​ Jordan Ellenberg

Who refuses to do arithmetic are doomed to talk nonsense

​ John Myles White

Writing is nature’s way of telling us how lousy our thinking is. If you think without writing, you only think you’re thinking. Math is nature’s way of letting you know how sloppy your writing is

​ Leslie Lamport

Without writing, you are reduced to a finite automaton.

With writing you have the extraordinary power of a Turing machine.

​ Manuel Blum

Write code that is easy to delete, not easy to extend

​ https://twitter.com/BenNadel/status/831535012075937792

What we need is notions, not notations.

​ Gauss

Unity is the anchor of good writing. Unity of pronoun. Unity of tense. Unity of mood. William Zinsser On Writing Well

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life. — Jean-Paul Sartre

We shall never cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. — T.S. Element

Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance. ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning