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Remy Porter
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Not much of a problem, but one heck of a solution
Not much of a problem, but one heck of a solution

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As a freelancer, I'm very very fortunate that I don't have this problem. It's pure luck that I'm in a place, and at an income, where I can cover my family's heath-care costs.

And that, by the way, is why I'm also a socialist. I'm not better, or smarter, or more crafty or creative than people that struggle. I just happen- through more coincidence than anything else- to have landed myself in a place where I can be comfortable.

This shouldn't be luck. Our economy should make everyone successful, comfortable, and happy (as much as the latter is possible).
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I really don't understand how Uber isn't making money hand over fist. They provide no capital (their drivers do), and they aren't even expected to compensate their labor (who work on a commission basis). They just need to provide the match-making infrastructure, which once built, just requires routine maintenance.

They pull in $9.7B, but still post a $1.5B loss? *HOW*? Are they taking "burn rate" literally?
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Look, I'm not going to go and do anything CRAZY like switch to Windows or anything, buuuuut… this is a feature I've wanted for YEARS. Multiple tabs, in the same window, BUT FROM DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS.
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Gawd, I hate Eclipse.

Me: So, there we are, installed the Kafka client libs out of Maven.
Eclipse: Yep, they're there.
Me: Great, so let's import the classes I need.
Eclipse: What classes? Those don't exist.
Me: What? You imported the Kafka jar, yes?
Eclipse: Yep!
Me: And does the Kafka jar contain a `KafkaProducer` class?
Eclipse: Yep!
Me: So… import the `KafkaProducer` class.
Eclipse: The what? That doesn't exist.
Me: You do know this works and compiles right from Maven, right?
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I've been kinda quiet about my wacky spirograph thing, but now it's got support for controlling the iterators via OSC messages. This makes it suitable for live performance.
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Ugh, Amazon Key is the worst idea EVER, and OF COURSE its security is exploitable.
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