Hoards Of Novices

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Uncle Bob Martin:

Is the software industry trying to write the script for Hamlet by hiring a million monkeys to bang on keyboards? Perhaps we should rethink that strategy and hire one bard instead. Perhaps, instead of hoards of novices, we need a small team of professionals.

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End of an Era

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Greg 1.0

Born in the Bronx. Grew up in upper middle class suburban New Jersey. College at Virginia Tech: went in a Computer Science major, came out with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. College summers working at Walt Disney World, first at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, then at

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30 days, 30 Posts: NaBloPoMo

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30 Days, 30 Posts: NaBloPoMo is here!

There’s a lot of buzz each November around NaNoWriMo — you may notice some of your favorite blogs dedicating themselves to churning out 50,000 words this month.

If 50,000 words seem like 49,000 too many or you’re more interested

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Sounds about right.

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Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

~ William Bridges

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Something's missing

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As happens from time to time, I tweeted something that, by the end, I realized probably would've been better served as a blog post. Maybe not, since my reach is typically farther via Twitter, but still.

This morning, it hit me:

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A new presentation host: SpeakerDeck

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So, I was pointed towards a new (to me, anyway) way to host presentations that is much cleaner than SlideShare called SpeakerDeck, and so far I like it. They ask you to upload a PDF instead of a PPT so you'll need to save as PDF first, but as someone

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Confessions of A Job Destroyer

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One of the most unfunny ironies of the rhetoric surrounding “job creators” in contemporary American politics is that most of the jobs being created (or at least, those with the greatest demand) are in the tech sector. Jobs like mine. Jobs that automate processes that used to be performed by
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