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Linkage 002

Jul 19, 2016 some comments

Diversity in tech is a hugely important topic and while more exposure is reaching the mainstream, a vast chasm still remains. The Big Lie: Tech Companies and Diversity Hiring highlights the disparity between the “good talk” of diversity hiring and the realities of actual hiring practices. Along this vein, On being a Black Man is […]

Linkage 001

Jul 11, 2016

Linkage is a weekly aggregation of curated information around the web. The smallest (possible?) BASIC computer – Built by Grant Searle with the wonderful 6809. The article includes both Z80 and 6509 versions. Searle’s website is chock full of retrocomputing goodness. A Glimpse into the Apollo Guidance Computer – a follow on to the guidance […]

Clojure/West 2016

Apr 22, 2016 one comment

For a while I considered the possibility of attending Clojure/West 2016, but frankly I’d grown tired of technical conferences. At one point in my life I loved every moment of every conference that I’d ever attended, but over time I’ve grown tired of the whole experience. First, I’m quite shy by nature and have never […]

The best things and stuff of 2015

Dec 29, 2015 some comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc. in 2015. No particular ordering is implied. Not everything is new. also: see the lists from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Great blog posts read 1,000 True Fans – an interesting look into a certain aspect of the long-tail (something I’ve been mulling […]

The 100:10:1 method: my approach to open source

Nov 4, 2015 some comments

For many years I was whole hog into the open-source movement and at the time I rarely wrote a stitch of code in my free time that didn’t find itself in a public Sourceforge/GCode/Github repo.1 However, over time I came to learn that the burden that came with publicly offering code to the universe, to […]

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