Two other debates to watch or listen to

Both of these are worth listening to or watching: NPR.org hosted a Third-Party debate featuring Gary Johnson, of the Libertarian Party, and Jill Stein, of the Green Party. Link includes a transcript. And Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart recently had a fun, and thought provoking debate in The Air-Conditioned Auditorium that is notable for the […]

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A reading of Tim Berglund’s “Oh, The Methods You’ll Compose”

Transcription: “Oh, The Methods You’ll Compose”. When a coder sits down to start banging out code The first thing to start crowding his cognitive load Is whether his program will do what it should Correctness, he says, is what makes my code good It’s the function that captures the coder’s attention Behaviors and inputs and […]

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Open Source Projects and Poisonous People

Brian Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman, authors of the new O’Reilly book, “Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others”, had a great talk at Google I/O 2008 that is a must watch, Open Source Projects and Poisonous People: There is great value in taking advice like this and turning it towards myself. […]

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Non-Metal Iron Maiden Covers

YouTube: naddani: Wasted Years (Iron Maiden) – Acoustic cover: YouTube: Thomas Zwijsen: Classical/Acoustic: Iron Maiden acoustic – Wasted Years: YouTube: JonathanHarpa: Iron Maiden in harp and guitar – Hallowed be thy name: YouTube: vkgoeswild: Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills – piano cover: YouTube: WonkyFonk: Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name (acoustic): YouTube: […]

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Thought Provokers From Python’s Guido Van Rossum and Clojure’s Rich Hickey

At Strange Loop 2011 Clojure’s Rich Hickey gave a presentation (video) on programming and simplicity that rankled some feathers and triggered a heated discussion at reddit. Duncan McGreggor, decided to contact Python’s Guido Van Rossum to interview him about his keynote talk at PyCon US 2012 (video), specifically his thoughts on callbacks.

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