Thank you Les Paul (and Les Paul’s mom)

Les Paul passed away last week, and I just wanted to post this little piece of thanks and to share something about his story that I had heard before, but seems extra relevant to my personal exploration into education and how we learn – his childhood music teacher told his mom, “Your boy, Lester, will […]

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Reading List: Getting Started with Alfresco SURF

Goal for today is to absorb the following: AlfrescoWiki: Surf Platform AlfrescoWiki: Deployment Configurations benh: SURF Part 1 – Getting Started benh: SURF Part 2 – Pages and Navigation benh: SURF Part 3: Alfresco WCM Content Back in February, there was a Code Camp run focussing on SURF that Jeff Potts has details of. Once […]

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Making a good case, or how to disagree

Paul Graham created a “disagreement hierarchy” that is an outline of arguing technique, from most base, to most complete. I’m hesitant to say “most effective” because as we’ve seen online – he or she with the most links can win an argument, no matter how ‘right’ or how ‘wrong’ – especially when the most fact […]

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Quotable – out of context – but worth it – on maybe why Bill O’Reilly is more popular than Bill Moyers?

Alan Kay on comp.lang.smalltalk.squeak.beginners: Re: Smalltalk Data Structures and Algorithms: What is wrong? Why is mere opinion so dominating discussions held on the easiest medium there has ever been that can provide substantiations with just a little curiosity and work? Is the world completely reverting to an oral culture of assertions held around an electronic […]

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