Zero One Infinity

I’m a nerd by trade.  I’m proud of it.

As a fun exercise, I put together a quick website at  This sort of came from a long running “conversation” with a former co-worker about the only 3 important numbers in software engineering.  Those 3 numbers are 0, 1, and infinity.  The reasoning in short form looks something like this:

  • 0 – You don’t do something.
  • 1 – You do something just once.
  • Infinity – You do something more than once.  2 times, 10 times, or 10,000 times should be the same.

I often think about how this applies to other parts of life and while I was throwing together the site I found myself thinking about how I would apply it to being a parent and it ended up making me laugh a little.

“Julianna, you can help cook dinner but we never put our hand on the stove.  It is very hot and we don’t want you to get hurt.

“Chloe, I know you want to have a cookie right before dinner but you shouldn’t…well…maybe this one time.  But never again.”

“Girls, we will always be nice to each other.  We will always share our toys.”

I will never deny that I am a nerd and always will be.

Maybe my girls will be too.