Four Links on Ideas (and Perspective)

My friend Arpit Mathur posted a great piece today on ideas and implementation: “On ideas, implementation and iteration”. I can relate to this – including the self admonition to hunker down and execute. The following three links try to make an additional point on what an idea needs – partners. People who have different perspectives […]

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Whew! Glad the past month or so is over!

By the end of last week I was feeling run down. Simultaneously with helping relaunch Xfinity.com (and playing a role I’m not used to playing – but looking to do much more of (hopefully did well at it) – everyone did a fantastic job), Richelle first got an ear operation (new tubes), then went on […]

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Counting political party stories on Google News

I am *not* accusing anyone of coverage bias. I’d bet that Google News’s story inclusion algorithms probably reflect what people are linking to and discussing generally. Google News: “Republican Party”: 11,579 stories Google News: “Tea Party”: 22,977 stories Google News: “Democratic Party”: 15,668 stories Fascinating.

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2 TDD Links for Python

These two links are good starting points for getting in the habit of TDD with Python: Giv Parvaneh: “Test-Driven Development – How Do I Start?” O’Reilly Media: Jason Diamond: “Test-Driven Development in Python”

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Rebooting Democracy thoughts on Activists versus Pundits and Law

The difference between an actual organizer/activist working in a movement and someone of the punditry; there are *concrete* artifacts pursued by an organizer/activist and the primary artifact of a pundit is their cult of personality. If there aren’t proposals behind the bluster of someone considered a leader, maybe what you have isn’t a leader, but […]

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