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Thomas Mailund It hasn't really been a big problem for me. Of course, I can get stuck when I'm trying to write something, but I try to sit down and write for about a…moreIt hasn't really been a big problem for me. Of course, I can get stuck when I'm trying to write something, but I try to sit down and write for about an hour a day, half an hour in the morning before work and then half an hour to an hour in the evening, and I force myself to write when I sit down to do it. So I might not write much if I am stuck but I get *something* written. The hard part is getting started. I rarely sit for a full hour without getting *anything* done.(less)
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Lecture notes on Computational Thinking

I am working on some lecture notes that should become a book at some point. It is for a class on “Computational Thinking”, which I guess is just a fancy term for algorithms and data structures. I am only teaching a third of the class, so I need four topics for the autumn term. Those will be



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