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I think this webcast may be of interest to some of my friends. The issue of civility has been coming up a lot in tech circles lately, and although it's a shame that there's a problem here at all, there obviously is one, and we have to talk about it if we're going to fix it.
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Interesting discussion here: Is your GitHub profile an important part of your CV?
 
PROTIP: If you are a programmer and are going to look for a job in the near future, make sure that  your Github presence reflects what you want them to know about your skills. If they have any questions about your skills after the interview is over, they will go to your Github account to get the answers that they need. 
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Now this is good data analysis. Observations:
* The Phillies/Pirates line runs right down the middle of Centre County, as I've known since college.
* Kinda sad to be an A's fan. (Or a Mets fan, but that goes without saying.)
* The writers may have had a little too much fun with this article.

I'd love to see something similar on college football; perhaps in the fall.
An interactive map of the geography of baseball fandom.
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And this is the video from Thursday at #fluentconf, which I enjoyed a bit more. Perhaps I'm a sucker for infographics in music videos.
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Photos from  #fluentconf  2014. I think I met every last one of these people. Great content, excellent speakers, and awesome attendees.
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Scott Hanselman is my new personal hero. I aspire to one day giving a talk this entertaining.
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When I took CompSci in college, there was an entire class devoted to data structures and algorithms. It was all done in C++, as you'd expect for any such college course in the last 20 years. Data structures and JavaScript weren't two things that really went together in my head. But JavaScript has grown beyond its original uses, and can address more traditional subjects like data structures. Mike McMillan explains how, and why you should care.
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I imagine there is some percentage of the tech conference crowd that likes going to dark, noisy bars, but I'm not among them. I suspect that's not even the majority of attendees. What would you prefer?
 
Conference parties shouldn't all be about screaming loudly in bars. Here is Part 1 of my thoughts on organizing social events for conferences: https://medium.com/coding-culture/c3feb4850e5f

Thanks +Stephanie Liu and Google Developers Women Techmakers for being such a big inspiration!

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Most of this article seems pretty accurate to me, having worked from home for about 14 years now (mostly self-employed, but not always). And I pretty much always get dressed before working, although perhaps a bit more casual than I would wear to the office. I've always found that the biggest risk of working from home is having access to the contents of your kitchen at all times. I also have access to my home gym whenever I want it, but that never seems to work the same way.
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One of these, please. As soon as humanly possible.
 
Designing a timeless smartwatch http://vrge.co/1lENsu8
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Random thought from #fluentconf  -- I thought the videos that showed before the keynotes were pretty cool, but then again, I'm a 40something white guy, so what do I know about cool? This is the one from Wednesday...at first, I enjoyed the song for a bit, then I realized I was spending more time thinking about how the effect was accomplished than listening to the music, and then I realized I was in a room full of developers who were almost certainly doing the same thing.
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No. Not my personal theory, I actually went and found out the facts.
Floor on wheels? An engineering no-no. The walls look static because they move in parallel to the camera, making it seem like the walls are static and the floor is moving.
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Last week, I wrote a blog on debugging for beginners. Faye Williams had more to say on the subject, and I thought she should say it on our blog. It's good stuff, going into more detail than I did.
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