Ran across a video explaining building Game of Life in APL. Pretty awesome, and surprisingly – quite understandable too!

I should learn J at some point, I think. My problem with trying to learn such languages is that I find it hard to find something to build that’s not a mere academic exercise, and I still do not have a solution as such. Just ‘try harder’ doesn’t really work. Perhaps invent some sort of wonderful number crunching idea and then implement it?