Prune your twitter lists. Block followers who are spammy or who don't interact like human beings. Block the jerks. Follow people unlike you but who can see nuance. Block people who won't see nuance.
But Diabolik, I don't think efficiency is the thing you have to worry about -- business computers have always done slow decimal math and been fine. What'd be good to focus on is clear logic for calculating, and figuring out if anything needs to be rule-driven. Ad hoc logic around discounts gets dicy.
Perhaps. That gets into the business case and how this will actually change.
MarkTurner: That's not quite the question you want to ask. The terminal just displays the output of the program; the ruby executable ~interprets your program.
MarkTurner: you can run things in an editor with a debugger, and it may integrate the output, or you can run them headless. Lots of options. But being familiar with the terminal and command line does give you a lot of power. Most things fall down to that, since we can communicate commands in text much more easily than a GUI, and the tools compose better so there's less being locked into one particular tool.
It was a pretty good question. It just didn't have much background informing it.
Yeah, inside a string or regex, the normal rules are gone and you're in a little minilanguage inside.