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Paul S. R. Chisholm
Attended Ohio University (Honors Tutorial College), University of Wisconsin - Madison
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I'm happy for Eevee, but I'm very aware how much this reflects the (often unconscious) privilege of young, well-paid techies.
http://www.vox.com/2015/6/30/8852017/quit-my-job
I have big dreams, and they have very little in common with an employer's dreams.
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I feel a bit of sympathy here: "I want to design a markup language. I want to design a programming language. Therein lies the problem: Those are some big dreams, and they have very little in common with my employer's dreams."

If I love cars, and learn how to tinker with car in high school, and eventually take a job as an auto mechanic... yes, I have to keep doing my job as an auto mechanic, but if I want to, I can still do what I love during my off hours.

If I love computers, and learn how to tinker with them in high school, and eventually take a job as a software engineer... the vast majority of employers will make me sign an intellectual property agreement that says that anything I create belongs to them, even if done on my own time, and using my own resources.

These employment agreements effectively force enthusiastic, creative people to choose between doing the stuff that pays the bills, and doing the thing the stuff that they actually love. That's why you see so many young people quitting the industry, or deciding to interleave fun with employment -- because there's few chances to interleave work with fun while still retaining employment.

(Thankfully, Google is enlightened enough to have some ability to dabble on things in your own time, but it's limited.)
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(local) The Red Bank [NJ] Clergy Fellowship has organized a Community Candlelight March and Prayer Vigil in regard to the horrific event that took place at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Due to the inclement weather forecasted for the shore area, the Red Bank Community March & Prayer Vigil has been postponed to tomorrow (Wednesday, June 24) . The community is invited to convene between 7:30-8pm, at the Pilgrim Baptist Church (172 Shrewsbury Ave.) for the March to the Park Green (corner of Parker Blvd. & Shrewsbury Ave). For further information, please call: 732-747-2343. ALL ARE WELCOME!

https://www.facebook.com/PilgrimBaptistChurchRedBank/posts/948328738551779
For Immediate Release: Due to the inclement weather forcasted for the shore area, the Red Bank Community March & Prayer Vigil has been postponed to...
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Ever wanted to try Terry Pratchett's Discworld series? Guards! Guards! is one of the best entry points. The Kindle version is only a dollar today.

http://www.ereaderiq.com/dp/B000UVBT7M/

(I included an eReaderIQ link so you can see this is the lowest price this book's ever been sold for.)
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+Gary Kacmarcik is right! Guards! Guards! is back to four dollars, but a bunch of Sir Terry's other Discworld books are $0.99 today. I'm going to buy five of them. (I already own eleven Discworld books for Kindle, and twenty five or so dead-tree books from the same series.)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_adv_b/?search-alias=digital-text&unfiltered=1&field-keywords&field-author=Terry+Pratchett&field-title&field-publisher&node&field-subject&field-language&field-dateop&field-datemod&field-dateyear&sort=price&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.x=50&Adv-Srch-Books-Submit.y=8
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"... the world is a little more diverse in 2015 than when the Fantastic Four comic first came out in 1961. Plus, if Stan Lee writes an email to my director saying, 'You’re good. I’m okay with this,' who am I to go against that?"

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/22/michael-b-jordan-fantastic-four-race
You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character...
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Anyone have any experience with Tron? It "fights for the user" on Windows machines.

https://www.technibble.com/free-precious-time-tron-script/

http://www.reddit.com/r/TronScript/wiki/index
Tron is a community driven, automated script that runs multiple pieces of pre-bundled software that cleans, disinfects, patches & optimizes your Windows PC.
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Some of don't have the luxury of a fully Windows-free life, having expelled it from our own computers, our family's computers, our friends' computers, etc.
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(computer geeks only) Have a happy Day Against DRM! O'Reilly is having a big sale:

http://shop.oreilly.com/category/deals/day-against-drm.do?code=DRM2015
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The documentary "Stripped" (a history of comic strips) is now available on Netflix streaming. It's worth a watch!

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80046745?trkid=13752289
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It doesn't work in these cases: "most mandatory sentences applied to drug charges, and according to police data, drug use had remained steady since the 1980s even as the number of drug offenders in federal prison increased by 2,200 percent."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/06/06/against-his-better-judgment/
In the meth corridor of Iowa, a federal judge comes face to face with the reality of congressionally mandated sentencing.
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The sad thing is so very often, folks who are "mules" get the mandatory sentence treatment while their "so called" bosses get away scott free.....
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"It was terrible science. The results are meaningless, and the health claims that the media blasted out to millions of people around the world are utterly unfounded. Here's how we did it."

http://io9.com/i-fooled-millions-into-thinking-chocolate-helps-weight-1707251800
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel...
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Not sure what happened to it but https://youtu.be/pypFzJmgPhg was a promising system. Binary questions that you couldn't ever forget (do you like green vegetables?) and enough of them to produce a desired level of entropy.
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If you're a K.B. Spangler fan but have only read the web comic A GIRL AND HER FED: as of today, you are now three novels behind, and have some good reading in front of you.

If you've never heard of K.B. Spangler: likewise.

http://kbspangler.com/books/
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If you've been waiting eagerly for the latest Rachel Peng novel: wait no more.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XB7ITSE
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Software developer / manager; formerly with dynamicsoft/Cisco, Ascend/Lucent, AT&T Bell Labs, now at Google.
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  • Ohio University (Honors Tutorial College), University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Physics, 1975 - 1978
  • Ohio University
    Math, 1978 - 1979
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Computer Science, 1979 - 1981
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