I've just finished reading Dale Carnegie's classic How to Win Friends and Influence People . I'm not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading it. Much of its content I have picked up through other sources, which I suspect speaks more to the usef...
I recently integrated DbCharmer into our Rails application at AdStage . There's not a whole lot written about how to set it up, especially if you want to use it with something like Sidekiq , so here's a quick guide on how I did our setup using Ruby 2.0 and ...
For the last couple weeks in my spare time I've been trying to setup a logstash / elasticsearch / kibana box to manage our logs. Most of the work went pretty quickly, but then I've been stuck trying to get logstash to run under supervision. I finally made t...
Welp, it's that time again when I get the urge to move my blog. The new version can be found over on GitHub using the GitHub pages feature. More details about the move there. http://gworley3.github.io/ This Blogger blog will continue to exist indefinitely, ...
She explained in Expecting Better:
"But the bigger thing, I think, is the concern (which was expressed to me over and over by doctors) that if you tell people they can have a glass of wine, they'll have 3 (or one giant "bowl-o-wine"). Even if one isn't a problem, three are. Better to say you can't have any, as that rule is easy to understand."
While I understand the desire to regulate, it feels premature: I've yet to hear stories of folks paying for bad education from bootcamps the way you hear about people paying for useless educations from for-profit colleges, especially since many bootcamps operate such that they only really get paid if their students get jobs. Feels like the incentives are well aligned to me: no trying to exploit subsidized education loans from the government or trick people out of their money. If anything, programming bootcamps are perhaps better models for education than traditional CS programs.
All that said, I can't help but also be a little happy about this for purely selfish reasons. I see resumes from folks graduating from these bootcamps all the time and they are just awful and show little to no understanding of what (startups, at least) are looking for in employees. I'm sure these folks do well as junior developers at large firms that can (and must, because they aren't doing a great job of attracting large amounts of top talent to meet their needs) afford the costs associated with training new programmers, but if I never see another resume with such projects as "ActiveRecord Lite" and "Snake" listed as "achievements" it will be too soon.
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