Developed programmes that apply genetic algorithms to blocks of code/circuits/ideas, instead of starting from a crude framework and building on top of that. Fascinating, logical, and apparently works. in Popular Science
Target the parts of your applications that take the most time, by Martyn Honeyford "Improving the performance of your applications is rarely a wasted effort, but it's not always clear which functions the program is spending most of its execution time on. Learn how to pinpoint performance bottlenecks using gprof for both user-space and system calls on Linux®."