Avoid RSS reader depression
Ever go into your RSS reader and get depressed? 891 unread items. Fuck. A while back, this made me stop checking my RSS reader altogether. I couldn’t keep up. A few months ago I found a simple solution. Every time I open up my RSS reader the ‘Mark all as read’ button gets clicked before I close it out. There’s so much stuff going on, you’re never gonna get to it...
I’d rather have too much information and risk confusion than have too...– me. just saying.
And thus, we lose Berkeley Ph.Ds in nuclear physics to hedge funds and MIT...– http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/05/innovation-ayn-rand-intelligent-technology-capitalism.html This hits home with me. I started college as a physics major. Switched to EE my 2nd semester of freshman year because I didn’t think there was any money in physics. Interesting.
Dynamically adding class methods in Ruby
Even though there is technically no such thing as a class method in Ruby, I’m going to call them that for the sake of clarity. When I say class method, I mean something like this: class A class << self def yo "wassup" end end end A.yo #=> "wassup" Every now and then, you may want to dynamically generate these things. Thanks to instance_eval and define_method,...
Going to see Warren Miller’s Dynasty tonight in Worcester. Psyched
Breckenridge legalizes it →
Not bad for a red state.
Thoughts on... the death of agile
This post by William Caputo yesterday talks about the death of agile programming as a valid model for iteratively developing software. I’ve skimmed plenty of books, read plenty of blog posts, and heard plenty of people talk about it. And while I’ve always liked most of what I’ve heard, I’ve never completely drank the Kool-aid about pair programming, developer-centric two...
You are not average -- great SEO article →
While developing software or looking at new specs, I constantly have to fight my “distorted lens of familiarity” as Peter puts it. Great article.