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I'm learning Ruby on Rails with the @railstutorial! http://www.railstutorial.org/ 
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I never really understood the Big Data hype. Its data, but lots of it, so you need special ways to deal with it. Big deal! But this article about how twitter processes large amounts of data really got me excited. This post to...
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I like writing documents. Because of the way I was indoctrinated early on in my career, I learnt that documents with fancy names meant that you were more mature in your process. Documents are meant to transfer information aro...
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I found this usefull regarding how things have changed, and things that are now taken for granted nowadays, but were major concerns back in the day: http://www.quora.com/What-do-todays-software-engineers-take-for-granted-compared-to-software-engineers-back-in-the-days
IT was an exciting field to get into. It was young, and even for the layman, fairly easy to get into. You could easily build up skills, and make a name for your self. Even without a degree, there are many courses, and guys (m...
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I've just about completed 10 years in the corporate world. Since leaving campus, opportunities for formal studying and training have been difficult come by. You have to have a plan, be dedicated, and make the time, while bein...
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I've been doing 'product development' in various guises for a while now.  Recently, I even have the word 'product' in my job title. It basically involves helping companies develop and build new services, offerings and product...
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Web Application Architectures from University of New Mexico.
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I've spoken about Relevance before in IT - specifically adapting to fundamental changes in the industry. Some guy (+Anban) mentioned that one of the changes he sees is being full stack - being not only able to take a requirem...
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To stay relevant in IT, you need to keep on training, and reading the landscape changes and mind-shift jumps. I take alot of  comfort in a post on Quora (cant find the link now) by a Google engineer that is currently one of the oldest Google staff. He started off on COBOL, then seen the OOB paradigm shift, so he learnt Java. He then seen the Web paradigm hitting, so he learnt one of the web languages (Python, Rails, or something like that). So its about reading the changes, taking the leap, and making the huge effort to change 
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    Technical Architect, 2013 - present
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    Technology Consultant, 2010 - 2013
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    Systems Engineer, 2007 - 2010
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Web Application Architectures - University of New Mexico | Coursera
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Web Application Architectures from University of New Mexico.

Lampposts to become broadband towers | TechCentral
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MTN South Africa has secured a tender from City Power, Johannesburg’s electricity supply agency, to turn lampposts into cellular base statio

In Defense of Google Flu Trends
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If the system failed, it did so only in the outsize dreams of Big Data acolytes.

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QUESTION 1. Given the IP address 172.16.170.15 255.255.224.0, which three options are the subnet that this IP address belongs to, the host I

What we don't know about the killing of Anwar Awlaki
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Two and a half years after a drone strike in Yemen killed New Mexico-born Anwar Awlaki, a federal appeals court has ordered the Obama admini

Will you pay more for VoIP?
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The mobile operators give feedback on whether you can expect to pay up to R25 per MB for VoIP traffic

The Survivor’s Guide to Telecommuting
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Tomorrow will be the 1,243rd day that I have been a telecommuter for LinkedIn. Since my family and I are relocating back to the San Francisc

Gallup: The Truth About Telecommuting
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I just read this sentence in a New York Times article on telecommuting: “We know that those who work at home tend to put in longer hours and

Desmond Tutu: Israel guilty of apartheid in treatment of Palestinians
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Tutu, the Nobel Peace laureate, criticized Israeli policies toward the Palestinians in the territories as

3 Reasons to raise the bar for enterprise product MVPs
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Much has been written about the importance of quick product launches, and fast failure coupled with even faster iteration. LinkedIn’s founde

Is CLI In My Way … or Is It Just a Symptom of a Bigger Problem? « ipSpac...
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I'll argue that what I'd like to get to in the industry is some state of consistency. I don't want to relearn how to do the same thing again

CLI or API? Wait … Do You Really Have to Ask? « ipSpace.net by @ioshints
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Thursday, February 27, 2014. The “Is CLI In My Way … or a Symptom of a Bigger Problem” post generated some interesting discussions on Twitte

Ayah Filter [Search in Quran]
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May Salam be upon us. Ayah Filter makes syntactic word searching in Arabic text of Quran fast and extremely easy. Ayat containing the search

Hanging Sockets and Power Consumption – Basics, Part 3
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Continuing our series on mobile apps and their effect on battery drain, I'll pick up where the three guidelines in Wayne Lee's last post lef

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