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Brandon Mitchell
Head in the clouds, or maybe it's swimming in code.
Head in the clouds, or maybe it's swimming in code.
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10 minutes to lift off.

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Twenty years ago today, I raced home to be there as my mom passed away. The pain never stops, and that's how I know I still miss her. But coping with the pain gets easier. Make sure to value all the time you have with your loved ones, it never seems to be enough.

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The photography industry will be the last to value brains over looks.

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The StackOverflow Developer Survey results are in.
https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018/
Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2018
Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2018
insights.stackoverflow.com

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"Made on Earth by humans"

And we get to see footage of the fate of the center core.

https://youtu.be/A0FZIwabctw

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I've worried about the balance of employer vs employee in the economy for a long while. There's a lot of pressure to push people into the employee track, including our education system that teaches to follow directions instead of become leaders, a regulation system that makes things very complicated with an expensive cost to entry, and now a global economy where consumers prefer goods and services from larger companies that favors fewer and fewer incumbents. When there are too few employers, employees see higher unemployment, wage stagnation, and fewer choices in employers.

That's made significantly worse when the existing employers add anti-compete terms to their employee contracts. When workers can't accept similar work for better pay elsewhere, their current employer has no motivation to pay them a fair wage. This also removes available labor from the market for new startups. If we want a fair and competitive market, these sorts of contract terms should be illegal.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/opinion/corporate-america-suppressing-wages.html

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To me, this shows how wars happen. Each side dehumanizes the other, the opposition is faceless. If war can be made to look like a remotely played video game, the people can separate themselves from the reality of death.

There are rarely right answers in war, but if no one wants to ask the questions, we're complicit in the choices made.

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/375762/?utm_source=fbb&__twitter_impression=true
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