The Natural Laws of Paper Deadlines
- Yes, no one will read your code. But it’s worth taking the care to design your system, from architecture to logging, properly. Shortcuts compound.
- Keep a journal. You will encounter the same problems twice.
- Write down your methods, especially after you submit the paper. Who knows, it may get accepted, and you may have to run more experiments.
- Collect every statistic you can think of. If you don’t, you’ll have to rerun everything on deadline day.
- Never do experiments on your personal computer. Just don’t.
This is a working list.