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So I watched this video the other day:
It’s a great lecture. I’d recommend the whole thing. The main thrust of the talk is a theme that I’ve always had a little trouble with: performance. Performance is an odd topic in computer science: for something so obviously empirical, there’s an awful lot of (seeming) mysticism around some of the concepts. For beginners like me, it makes performance seem like an untouchable, too-difficult-for-you area.