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David Claiborne
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Fiction becomes fact. The first tricorders get ready  for the market.
Consumers will test 10 prototypes in the next phase of the Tricorder XPrize
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From a traveling client - 

Heading out of Seoul after my short layover. Just enough time for some Korean BBQ. This place is hyper modern - even my taxi to the airport has free wifi in the backseat!
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Today is pi day, as in 3.14159 . . ., or as today, March 14 is, 3.14.

But today is really special. At 9:26 it is, or was, March 14, 2015 9:26, or 3.1415926. With that much precision and knowing the diameter of the earth, assuming a perfect sphere, you can calculate the circumference within less than an inch.

Taking this down to the second, actually 53 seconds, you can add two more digits.

On March 14, at 9:26:53, you have pi to 9 digits, 3.142592653.
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Launched by Cirrus Insight, but free to use.
Get the bootstrapped logo. Share your story. Join the movement! We're celebrating the passion, discipline, and grit that it takes to be bootstrapped.
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Finally, after 10 years, a salesforce.com event in New Orleans. This is an all day tutorial for developers on the salesforce1 platform. There are lots of locations, but the one in New Orleans is on April 16. Register early to ensure a seat.
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The other Chrome - Operation Chrome from IBM - possibly reducing the workforce by 25 percent (100,000 jobs) by variety of ways, including some with little or no severance.
IBM CEO “Machete Rometty” drops the ax on more than 100,000 as Project Chrome moves forward
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Two comments . . .

1. There is no such thing as a free lunch.

2. The rich get richer.
There’s a dark side to “sharing economy” employment.
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"Robitic" is not what you think here. And this is probably more consultant killing that IT killing. Still, interesting stuff.
Robotic process automation has higher-value IT tasks in its cross-hairs but could be the best antidote to outsourcing yet
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I'm in my 60's as well. I do code a bit, but it is all self-taught. But I did learn Fortran in college.
I’m in my 60s. I don’t code. And I've been succeeding in the tech world for over ten years.
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The following appeared as the editorial in the Mardi Gras edition of the Advocate in New Orleans, Louisiana. The thoughts expressed definitely resonate in my mind. Maybe yours too.

Carnival's Answer to Tyranny

In a season when the dark forces of fundamentalism dream of a world in which everyone thinks alike, dresses alike and believes the same thing, it’s good to embrace a holiday that celebrates oddity, irreverence and nonconformity.

That’s why Mardi Gras is especially welcome this year. Our troubled planet needs Carnival now more than ever.

Mardi Gras is French, of course, for Fat Tuesday, although no one who’s lived in south Louisiana for any length of time needs a translation. Our kinship with France goes back to our founding.

That’s why this winter’s terrorist attack against a Paris magazine resonated so strongly in Louisiana. Our cultural cousins were under assault for daring to flout convention and make a joke, two things we love to do in this state. To think that thugs would kill someone for that made us cringe.

Sadly, that brand of extremism is becoming all too common these days. News of beheadings and burnings abroad tell us this is so.

But Carnival champions a different vision of human possibility. Mardi Gras reminds us that humanity thrives in variety, not orthodoxy; in questioning authority, not mindlessly imposing it; and in laughter, not bitterness.

And there is a reason, too, that Mardi Gras unfolds outdoors, along the parade routes, in patios and on balconies. Carnival reminds us that we’re at our best when we’re open to the world.

Mardi Gras is our ageless answer to those who believe in the bankrupt idea of society as a fortress. Carnival tells us that life is not a prison, but a parade float — a procession offering the gaudiest of gifts to those also willing to open themselves to strangers, shoot up their hands and shamelessly beg for beads.

It is right that Mardi Gras should celebrate oddity because America grew from oddballs. We began as a nation of immigrants who started new lives here because they couldn’t fit in where they were.

Mardi Gras isn’t a national holiday, although perhaps, in some ideal world, it would be. There’s a puritanical streak in our national life, too — a leavening influence that’s prevented Carnival from gaining a foothold across the country.

Fine by us. Let’s face it: Bacchus in Boston or Rex in Racine would somehow, we suspect, not be Carnival at all.

Mardi Gras is Louisiana’s special gift to the world.

Laissez les bon temps rouler.
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One of the many great comics you can read for free at GoComics.com! Follow us for giveaways & giggles.
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When you wish upon a star . . .
We now have an imperative to address expanding economic disparity and environmental hazards, which are adding fuel to geopolitical tensions around the world, and to reassess the role of business can play in improving the world for future generations....
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  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Electrical Engineering, 1971 - 1975
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Electrical Engineering, 1975 - 1978
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Delivering technology solutions since 1990 - Making the easy way the right way.
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Salesforce.com Developer Hero - 2008
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Implement custom solutions in salesforce.com
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  • The Claiborne Company
    Principal, 1990 - present
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Annapolis, Maryland - San Francisco, California - Columbia, Maryland - Highland, Maryland - Boulder, Colorado - Blacksburg, Virginia - Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Columbia, Missouri - College Station, Texas - Lexington, Kentucky
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