Category Archives: programming

The Wolf

From https://medium.com/p/9bc38b3e8a2e

wolves

If you build software for a living (or otherwise), go read these three posts.

  1. @rands: The Wolf
  2. @kellan: “Wolf” narrative considered harmful (also biologically unlikely)
  3. @codinghorror (from 2004): Commandos, Infantry and Police

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“If you want to get the most out of great developers like Engelbart, who are productive well into their 80s, you have to stop digging up the streets, moving the goalposts, bombing the cities, starting over just for the sake of starting over.”

http://threads2.scripting.com/2013/july/engelbartWasSidelined

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The personal vs the aggregate in computers (and hence, programming)

http://threads2.scripting.com/2013/june/theHumanWave

This resonates with me as well.

See also:
Battle for the planet of the APIs

http://adactio.com/journal/6291/

“The official line from Twitter is that RSS is “infrequently used today.” That’s the same justification that Google has given for shutting down Google Reader. It reminds of the joke about the shopkeeper responding to a request for something with “Oh, we don’t stock that—there’s no call for it. It’s funny though, you’re the fifth person to ask today.””

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the personal cloud

Awesome awesome video of Doc Searls on the personal cloud. We have personal computers. And — he nails it — we should (we will soon) have personal clouds. He explains it very well using some physical object analogies. “Life Management Platforms” “We are in charge”

LINK

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Code

View story at Medium.com

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Letter To A Young Programmer Considering A Startup — Alex Payne

http://al3x.net/2013/05/23/letter-to-a-young-programmer.html

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The Art of Coding at Any Age

http://blog.joemoreno.com/2013/05/ArtOfCoding.html

No one asks, “Why is Yo-Yo Ma still playing the cello? Why hasn’t he moved on to conducting?”

See also:
A post by Dave Winer on Facebook

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