Recent programming career recent reads

Tony Lukasavage: “Programmers: Why do we do it?”: …those who truly love programming see it as an art form. Its not just a technical pursuit, but one that allows the leveraging of one’s unique talent and views. You bring a form of personal expression into your work. You invest yourself physically and mentally in what […]

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Book to read: “Man’s Search for Meaning”

Viktor E. Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning” is now one of those select books that friends and family can expect me to be sending them for gifts over the next few years. For those not familiar it, it comprises of two parts: his harrowing account of survival in concentration camps during WWII, the concepts he […]

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Play to teach self-control

NYTimes: “Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control? “ NPR.org: “Creative Play Makes for Kids in Control” Do you encourage play time with your children along these lines or have them involved in a preschool that operates with a similar program? I admit I have not – Emma’s play is either directed – baking, […]

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It used to cost a $1 trillion, now it costs $60 dollars

Computer World: “Today’s $60 1TB drive would have cost $1 trillion in the ’50s” YouTube: “TEDxPhilly – Robert J. Moore – The data explosion “: Related: Hal R. Varian, University of California, Berkeley: Economics of Information Technology MIT Technology Review: “The 70 Online Databases that Define Our Planet” guardian.co.uk: Data Store TechCrunch: Devin Coldewey: “The […]

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Are we getting less empathetic?

Scientific American: “College Students Are Less Empathic Than Generations Past” reddit.com: conversation metafilter.com: conversation And while the survey is focused on the young, could we see the same shift in older generations if asked today?

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Happy “Half Way Out of the Dark”

That’s the Doctor describing the protagonist in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, “A Christmas Carol”, and an apt description for what many feel is the significance of Christmas Eve (and Winter Solstice for that matter). It was a terrific episode (for an in-depth review check out “Behind the Sofa” a great Doctor Who focused […]

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