Profile

Cover photo
Hans D
23,586 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
I dig that someone with an MFA loves coding!
 
Explore the world of a software engineer. Check out a recent Slate podcast with Google's Nina Kang and her quest to write good code and good poetry. http://goo.gl/JtIIhG
To listen to this episode of Working with guest Nina Kang, click the arrow on the audio player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks to Google software engineer Nina Kang about what makes good code, and how many coders worked...
8 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
The service sounds interesting, but the graphic really hit home. The Amazon man with his red speaking trumpet is saying: "Add supported video service available" (is that a command?) It appears that his utterance has caused the Netflix man standing on the adjacent cliff to fall into a chasm, preceded by his (smaller!) branding, leaving a roaring fire with smoke rings lofting ineffectually into a sky with fluffy clouds and birds. Are those perhaps also rain clouds on the Netflix side? I think so. The Netflix man has left a briefcase behind. Perhaps it's filled with DVDs in their self-addressed postage paid envelopes? BTW, what was graphic for again, anyway?

http://www.bidnessetc.com/29665-amazoncom-incs-amzn-adsupported-streaming-site-netflix-inc-nflx-in-trouble/
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is set to launch an ad supported streaming site which will pose a threat to content providers like Netflix, Inc. (NFLX).
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
A couple of my best friends are artists :)
 
ArtStringCreations Inaugural Show. Join us on September 27, 2014 from 1-3pm. Location: Gilbert Historical Museum 10 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
I kept waiting for the silver lining...
 
Still think robots can’t do your job? This video may change your mind...

Yes, robots now build cars and power mechanical diggers and other "dumb" jobs. What will surprise you is how quickly "mechanical minds" are making human brain labor less in demand.

15 mins, will fundamentally challenge your thinking.
58 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The Photo of 10,000 Cuts, above Guangxi Mountains

Here's a photo from last night, high atop one of the many conical mountains that are in this tight little region of southern China.  To get to this spot, it was very difficult! It was a completely unmarked path, and often not a path at all. I was bleeding from about six different spots just to get climb up here.  The rocks are razor-sharp, and you have to use all four of your appendages to Smeagol up many of the bits!  But once I was up here, the view was absolutely magnificent.  

The hardest bit might have been coming down.  Of course I was up here with +Tom Anderson  , and we always stay in these places too late.  It was pitch black, and the way down was very muddy and slippery.  I think we fell down about 5 times each-- and a lot of sliding down mudbanks in our shorts...  and it was sooooo humid... just dripping, muddy, and miserable... but we had a feeling that the shot would turn out well!
277 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
I think Google's not alone. I'm happy to see they're publishing the data though:

http://www.google.com/diversity/at-google.html
We're not where we want to be when it comes to diversity. And it is hard to address these kinds of challenges if you're not prepared to discuss them openly, and with the facts. All of our efforts, including going public with these numbers, are designed to help us recruit and develop the world's ...
1
Hans D's profile photo
Hans D
 
and from LinkedIn: 

http://mashable.com/2014/06/13/linkedin-employee-demographics/

Nowadays I also think about the age distribution as well...
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
Astronomers have been watching the same star explode over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics, which may help them better understand mysteries like dark matter.
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thank (Counts) you (more) for (if) your (you) service (voted)!
1
Wendy DeBano's profile photo
 
Second!
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Designers and developers don't really speak the same language.
3 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
" That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines. Every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician. Every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended on a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel, on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits that this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known...." 
---CARL SAGAN  "Pale Blue Dot"

Perhaps no better words have been spoken in the history of man, than these laid before you. The cosmic perspective is one that can change humanity for the better, if only we were to embrace it and move beyond our infancy, rather than clinging to it out of fear of the unknown...

Image is from our Voyager I spacecraft as it exited our solar system.
24 comments on original post
1
Hans D's profile photo
Hans D
 
I think the idea of "confidence" struck me...whether religious, scientific, etc.  Think of the extrapolations we make based on the experience of one in an almost infinitely small, local environment.
Add a comment...

Hans D

Shared publicly  - 
 
I wonder how one might dismiss the new Pinterest Guided Search popup dialog (Android)...or are my options limited to "Give it a try" or "Give it a try"? How 'bout a more friendly "Not now, thanks" ?
1
Add a comment...
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Links