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Aerik Sylvan
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Beautiful morning at Cowell's yesterday
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Where I went this weekend: "Golden Cascade" in Big Basin
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Reason #998 to use source control for your software: writing commit messages makes you feel good about how much you accomplished today (or maybe not...)
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cool panorama from Cowell beach
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was at the right place at the right time for this great sunset. there are no filters applied; it really looked just like this.
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Our Justice System is Broken 1 out of every 100 Americans is behind bars. The U.S. spends $80 billion a year on incarceration. 70 million Americans have a criminal record. In too many neighborhoods, young people of color are more likely to go to prison than college. We have a critical moment of opportunity. Right now, both houses of Congress have introduced comprehensive justice reform legislation. In the House, the SAFE Justice Act would i...
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An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The fisherman replied that it only took a little while. The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish. The fisherman said he had enough to support his family's immediate needs.

The American then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

The fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life, señor."

The American scoffed. "I am a Wharton MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then L.A., and eventually New York City, where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The fisherman asked, "But how long will this all take?"

To which the American replied, "Fifteen or 20 years."

"But what then?"

The American laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions."

"Millions? Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your friends." —Andrew Udell
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another cool panorama from Cowell beach
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Overheard this weekend: "So I chuck the midget at the Balrog..."

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I was once told that my problem is that I'm more interested in changing the world than in making money... doing both would be nice.
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