… once again witnessed the propensity of humans to lash out with anger instead of acknowledge their errors. A driver who clearly disregarded my presence on my bike flipped me the bird when I made it known with an “excuse me” and a wave that we almost collided.
… learned that inline methods in C are must faster to access than implemented methods. That which is defined inline is copied into memory with every instance of the class. Implemented methods must be accessed and loaded. Therefore one trades memory utilization for speed.
… experienced the amount of drag that is incurred when biking into a head wind. It is not a mystery that wind will slow one’s progress, but it is another thing to truly feel that influence. The experience made me mindful of how just how much more energy must be used when working against such forces and reminded me to slow down when driving up hills or into the wind.