A Git Walkthrough
A great overview of a typical git workflow.
Reblogged Saturday, 23 June #
Men Shop in Bulk - NYTimes.com
I second that.
Reblogged Friday, 30 December #
Universe Dented, Grass Underfoot
Surely, my mind raced, surely he has more than one pair of those shoes. He could afford to buy the factory that made them. Why wear this grass-stained pair for the keynote, a rare and immeasurably high-profile public appearance? My guess: he didn’t notice, didn’t care. One of Jobs’s many gifts was that he knew what to give a shit about. He knew how to focus and prioritize his time and attention. Grass stains on his sneakers didn’t make the cut.
Reblogged Thursday, 06 October #
White House brewing its own beer
This story only gets better!
Reblogged Monday, 19 September #
Marine gets Medal of Honor -- and a beer with Obama
Reblogged Friday, 16 September #
What to Say to Someone Who’s Sick - This Life - NYTimes.com
2. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. In my experience, some people think about you, which is nice. Others pray for you, which is equally comforting. But the majority of people who say they’re sending “thoughts and prayers” are just falling back on a mindless cliché. It’s time to retire this hackneyed expression to the final resting place of platitudes, alongside “I’m stepping down to spend more time with my family,” or “It’s not you, it’s me.”
Reblogged Wednesday, 15 June #
Aha! Moments When Learning Git
Reblogged Monday, 13 June #
I've long argued that I can travel anywhere in Dallas on by bike faster than I can take public transportation (including the train). This helps visualize my point.
Reblogged Tuesday, 07 June #
Decision Trees in Games
Just in time for Roland Garros. A good read if you are, as I am, interested in both decision trees and tennis.
Reblogged Thursday, 26 May #
Mike Rowe Senate Testimony : Dirty Jobs : Discovery Channel
In general, we're surprised that high unemployment can exist at the same time as a skilled labor shortage. We shouldn't be. We've pretty much guaranteed it.
In high schools, the vocational arts have all but vanished. We've elevated the importance of "higher education" to such a lofty perch that all other forms of knowledge are now labeled "alternative." Millions of parents and kids see apprenticeships and on-the-job-training opportunities as "vocational consolation prizes," best suited for those not cut out for a four-year degree. And still, we talk about millions of "shovel ready" jobs for a society that doesn't encourage people to pick up a shovel.
Reblogged Friday, 13 May #
Crunching the numbers: How many people have ever lived?
All this means that in the 200,000 years since Homo Sapiens took her first steps across the African plains, just 57 billion people have ever lived. Astonishingly that means over 12% of all the people ever born are walking the planet at this very moment. Or to put it another way: one in eight people who have ever been born are alive today.
Reblogged Tuesday, 10 May #
al3x’s Rules for Computing Happiness
Reblogged Monday, 09 May #
Troy Hunt: The 10 commandments of good source control management
Reblogged Wednesday, 04 May #
Why I, Jeff Bezos, Keep Spending Billions On Amazon R&D (AMZN)
...And while many of our systems are based on the latest in computer science research, this often hasn’t been sufficient: our architects and engineers have had to advance research in directions that no academic had yet taken. Many of the problems we face have no textbook solutions, and so we -- happily -- invent new approaches.
Reblogged Wednesday, 27 April #
Doom engine code review
Reblogged Friday, 22 April #

Something More Than a Machine

Random samplings by Austin Marshall

Meanwhile, elsewhere
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