I'm an experienced software engineer transitioning to a career in medicine. Hobbies currently include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, writing computer code, reading, and occasionally creating electronic music. I have lots of thoughts, the more coherent of which may be expressed in this blog.
The IEEE Standard 754
I recently dug up a presentation I did as an undergrad back in 2015 for my Programming Languages course. The task was to do a 2-minute “elevator pitch” for the IEEE 754 floating-point standard. I took some liberties with the assignment and proceeded to perform the following “rap”. I can’t guarantee that it’s 100% technically correct, but if you’re as nerdy as me you might get a kick out of it.
Coincidentally, I just discovered that it fits almost perfectly over this karaoke version of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.