Sad News

Every day so many of us struggle with what we consider ‘fair’ or right in the world. Randy Pausch shows us that being consumed by that question can be a distraction from what is truly important – to live our lives to the fullest no matter the cards we are dealt. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Randy Pausch, […]

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Eight web development and programming links for today

Ted Dziuba – I’m Going To Scale My Foot Up Your Ass (via Comcaster Mr. Mat Schaffer): “If You Haven’t Discussed Capacity Planning, You Can’t Discuss Scalability” (Bingo!) High Scalability: Flickr Architecture Gustavo Duarte – Lucky to be a Programmer: “This analytical side is what most people associate with programming. It does make it interesting, […]

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It’s important to speak out

louisgray.com: Seeing The Web’s Racist Underbelly Is Saddening and Shocking Why does everything suck?: Does Anonymity Lead To Social Anarchy? Sexism Runs Rampant on Reddit (and maybe the rest of the social web) Wha, that last link threw you a bit? Why is that? Is it that we are more comfortable confronting racism then sexism? […]

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What does it mean when our media re-writes itself?

Boing Boing decided to un-publish, remove from public view, Violet Blue related posts. What does it mean when our media rewrites itself? NYTimes: Link by Link – Poof! You’re Unpublished Boing Boing on the matter. Violet Blue (NSFW) on the matter. There are quite a few fellow bloggers who have linked and commented about this […]

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Seven development related links for today

Spartan programming – Ssdlpedia (via Coding Horror) HTTP request flow diagram – print out worthy. 36 steps to success as technical lead | Little Tutorials – some good advice here Python best practices – still learning MIT OpenCourseWare: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | 6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python, January (IAP) 2008 […]

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