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Richard Mateosian
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I just put this out on twitter: Chaucer's manual for the astrolabe: http://tinyurl.com/p8oc6kf   more from T R Girill at http://tinyurl.com/l6eck32   #techcomm

T R Girill leads a literacy project that helps high school teachers teach about technical communication. The Chaucer link came from his most recent post.
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This article appears in slightly different form in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of IEEE Micro © 2013 IEEE. This time I look at two books that provide
insight into how to solve technical design problems. Design Appreciation Design for Hackers: /Reverse-Engineering...
This article appears in slightly different form in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of IEEE Micro © 2013 IEEE. This time I look at two books that provide insight into how to solve technical design problems. Design Appreciation Desig...
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Ran into an OLD friend at the JavaOne conference last week.
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I thought he was one of your relatives?
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I meant to share this publicly when I posted it the other day:


Take a look at http://tinyurl.com/3zrx8fg. This is overlong and rambles, but it contains some great insights.
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Thanks to Guy Kawasaki for posting this

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/18/my_lesson_in_gun_control/
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This article appears in slightly different form in the Jul/Aug 2014 issue of IEEE Micro © 2014 IEEE. This time I look at books that talk about how to do
something. All of the somethings are related to words and writing. Making Word 2010 Work for You: An Edi...
This article appears in slightly different form in the Jul/Aug 2014 issue of IEEE Micro © 2014 IEEE. This time I look at books that talk about how to do something. All of the somethings are related to words and writing. M...
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While we're on the subject of slightly bogus photos -- I think this one is from the STC conference in Sacramento in 2011
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It's a bogus cover. There was no such issue of the magazine.
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My solution for paying the government's bills without raising taxes or borrowing: Sell naming rights on the Capitol Building, Monuments, National Parks, and so forth. It could raise a lot.

How about naming rights on the Affordable Care act. It might be a lot more popular with a different name -- Obama Care drives certain people to madness.
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Speaking of David Foster Wallace, I reviewed his book about infinity a while back (http://xrmcontent.blogspot.com/2012/04/miscellany.html). Wallace defines sanity as the ability to cut off a line of abstract thinking that won't end -- a further tie to the functioning of our government.
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Cal Tech has made a new edition of the Feynman lectures on Physics available at http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_90.html. It looks like they put a lot of work into it.

(The picture is Kip Thorne.)
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Fascinating story of how it came to be, Richard. I normally do not have time to read such a long article but I'm at an airport right now. Thanks for the entertainment. 
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The LinkedIn skills and experience feature puzzles me.

I have a carefully selected set of skills and expertise, and instead of using these, people are endorsing me for different skills and expertise, often variations of the ones I have, creating a jumble of groupings.

Further, people are endorsing me for skills and expertise I don't have.

This feature is not working the way I would expect it to. 
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Maybe the LinkedIN endorsements you get are revealing something about yourself you were not aware of so far :-)
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Trailer for Baba Brinkman's new off-Broadway show about evolution.

Ingenious Nature Trailer - Now Playing off-Broadway
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  • Freelance technical writer & developmental editor, specializing in documentation for programmers
  • IEEE Micro Columnist since 1987
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Married to a wonderful woman since 1992. Father of a wonderful daughter since 1993.
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    PhD Mathematics
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