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Perils of Copy-Paste Programming

Double oops

Interestingly, my change “solved” the perceived bias in the shuffling code, but it actually introduced real bias in an otherwise correct implementation of the Knuth-Fisher-Yates shuffle algorithm.

This was pointed out to me yesterday (11 March 2017) in the comments on the answer I copy-pasted by Steve Marx.

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Learning new tech

Over the last few years, I have been mainly involved with back end work. And I liked it.

I love designing user interfaces and experiences, but always felt implementing them a chore. Absolute placement sucks. It requires you to spend inordinate amounts of time on getting everything pixel perfect.

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