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Sarah Karlson
Attended Carnegie Mellon University
Lived in Palo Alto, CA
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Sloths. Many sloths.
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Graduate degrees advertised to me on Facebook:

Ph.D. Child Therapy (Northcentral University)
M.S. Construction Management (don't recall the school)
M.S. in IT and M.S. in IT Management (Quinnipiac University)
Doctor of Info Technology (Walden University, first 8 weeks tuition free)
M.S. in Mental Health Counseling (Walden University)
Master of MIS - concentration not specified and  M.S. in MIS - Web Development (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
M.F.A in Creative Writing (Sierra Nevada College)
Unspecified masters degree (International Technological University)
Online MBA - Analytics (University of Maryland)
Engineering Masters  (University of Texas at Austin)
MBA online, University of Memphis
Master of Information and Data Science, UC Berkeley
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"Javascript Frameworks Are Amazing And Nobody Is Happy"

(As someone who has long professed a dislike for front-end programming because it is filthy! filthy, I tell you! I have to say I am impressed by how not-terrible the new JS frameworks are making things).
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The last major project we did took us 2 months in Node.js.  Another team told us that we couldn't release it because it was Javascript so they took on writing it in Java. They took  3 times as many developers, and it's been about a year now, and they don't have anything near the functionality, stability, or speed that we achieved in Node.js.

Javascript may not be the best, but it's a great tool.
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Fascinating. Fly SAN->LAX->JFK->FRA on United, then FRA->NRT->SAN on Japan Airlines. Only $10,620 (coach). Kayak terms this a "hacker fare".
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I was not aware that 'hacker' was a synonym for 'exorbitant' and "highway robbery'.
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What is the oldest piece of computing equipment you have in continuous, regular use? I think mine is the Logitech trackball I bought in 2001. They no longer sell that form factor in a corded model (which I prefer) so I wish it a long life. 
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+Sarah Karlson I expect that with reasonable care it will last as long as I do, and may outlive me.

I have a drawer full of various HP calculators and attendant addons / docs... I've not been using them much these last few years and have given thought to selling them, but thus far have not been able to bring myself to do it.
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"Idealized organizations are not perfect. They are perfectly pathological.  So while most most management literature is about striving relentlessly towards an ideal by executing organization theories completely, this school, which I’ll call the Whyte school, would recommend that you do the bare minimum organizing to prevent chaos, and then stop. Let a natural, if declawed, individualist Darwinism operate beyond that point. The result is the MacLeod hierarchy. It may be horrible, but like democracy, it is the best you can do.

The Sociopath (capitalized) layer comprises the Darwinian/Protestant Ethic will-to-power types who drive an organization to function despite itself. The Clueless layer is what Whyte called the “Organization Man,” but the archetype inhabiting the middle has evolved a good deal since Whyte wrote his book (in the fifties).  The Losers  are not social losers (as in the opposite of “cool”), but people who have struck bad bargains economically – giving up capitalist striving for steady paychecks."
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Wow. . .I'm just. . .yeah, shaking my head but so agreeing.
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In honor of being back in Germany.
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Leg.

As I was about to pass on +Val Delane said "you want to take a disgusting picture of that, don't you?"

She knows me well. 
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+Ben Hutchinson Like they say, you are what you eat.
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    Information Systems, 1998 - 2002
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