DeftDigits, a blog on learning guitar, has some great advice for initially picking up some basics: “Practice What You Love | Deft Digits Guitar Lessons”
OOPSLA held an all-star panel (including Dave Thomas and Martin Fowler), earlier this year, on the must-read paper from Fred Brooks (included in the must-read book “Mythical Man-Month”) “No Silver Bullet — Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering”. Read the paper. Then read the panel’s transcript.
WikiWikiWeb: No Silver Bullet
For some this is old news, but if not, check it out: Esquire: “Esquire’s Americans of the Year: Patriots: Michael Nutter”
Watch this short (10 minute) video and get inspired. You can learn more than what you believe you can, and do more with it.
Philly.com: Kristen A. Graham: Phila. Sustainability Workshop tries to reinvent the high school – Philly.com.
“Do real work, solve real problems. Trust kids to make good choices. Let them learn from failure. If we’re serious about schools helping to change some of these kids’ lives, we have to have these conversations.”
Salon.com posts a fun slideshow of some great Muppets musical moments: The Muppets’ greatest hits.
Go see the new movie. You won’t regret it.
Edouard Swiac posts a guide to “Hacking like a hacker on a Mac using iTerm2, tmux, emacs, irssi (and more).”. I’m using Solarized now in Emacs and Terminal and might come back to this to add a few more tweaks to my work environment.
entaroadun/hnpickup looks like a nice project to introduce you to some data mining application design patterns to follow any place. It uses Google App Engine and Python.