John Malkovich once said: This is what politics is to me: Somebody tells you all the tress on your street have a disease. One side says give them food and water and everything will be fine. One side says chop them down and burn them so they don’t infect another street. Thar’s politics. And I’m [...]
Herbert Hoover on Engineering
Having around several countries in the past few years, I conclude that the following could be true.
According to Wikipedia: A skunkworks project is one typically developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation. The term typically refers to technology projects, and originated with Skunk Works, an official alias for the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Programs. A skunkworks project often [...]
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.” – John Adams
It was some time since I last took a train to work. Having send my trusty scooter to the workshop the day before and by a series of unfortunate miscommunication, did not manage to collect it the same evening and end up taking public transport for another half a day. What was interesting is that [...]
Nytimes.com have an article on the concept of meritocracy. What caught my attention is the following line: Part of the problem with meritocracy is that it homogenizes in the name of diversity: It skims the cream from every race and class and population, puts all of the best and brightest through the same educational conveyor [...]
The Developer was before the Master.
Barcampsg5 and Scent and Sensibility. The summary and coverage of the attended talks.
It was a good dinner in the company of good friends. Lots of catching up and some alcohol to go along. Till a almost mathematically perfect piece of honeydew was presented on my plate. It was shaped like a pyramid. Not those with a square base that housed mummies. The pyramid shaped honeydew had a [...]
ThinkingNectar talks about the interest of Chin Yong, a PHP/Python/Web developer residing in Singapore. Life, society, and codes should entails most of what goes between the ears of this coffee drinker.
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