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Patrick Curtain
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bassist, agilist, learner, enthusiast
bassist, agilist, learner, enthusiast

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Smart piece by David Brin about the abuse of Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek by their supposed followers. Worth reading to arm yourself when the kneejerk libertarians start mouthing off about Hayek. If you believe in free markets, you should be extremely concerned about the world's trend towards economic oligarchy.

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Had so much fun with this. Ever wondered what the songwriting process looks like? Condensed? :)

couldn't have invented a happier day.

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Been enjoying a fairly deep read and conversations about the need for someone to monitor practice and quality in development teams, starting with this piece from Uncle Bob.
http://blog.8thlight.com/uncle-bob/2014/02/21/WhereIsTheForeman.html

I've been blessed not to need this function (or have to fill this function) with most of my teams.  But some great thought here.

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"We need more tools that encourage cooking, not more tools that encourage weight loss or tools that validate eating less take out food as a strategy for getting healthy."

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The first computer i did extended work on.  Yup, i'm old.   :)
i guess i should buy one of these LOL....
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I've been having such a wonderful time! Watching David code...  :)
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Friends!  I'm on tour with http://worth-music.com/  in Europe.  Check the image for dates.  :)
http://pcurtain.com/

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Amen!
Alright everyone, I'm not one to use social media as a political platform, but today I'm making an exception.There is near universal hatred of patent trolls - companies that buy up the patents of others, make no products themselves and go about wielding our broken patent system against others, suing (or usually just threatening to sue) anyone too small to mount a real legal challenge. They harm innovation, slow down the advancement of technology, and contribute nothing to society.

I highly encourage you to visit the site below, read up on it, and if it meets with your values (as it has for EFF) - fill out the letter and send it to your members of congress.

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Portland friends!  Star Theater TONIGHT!  CD Release party for our second album, TWO.
If you're wondering about what the show will be like, here's a promo video from the LAST release:
WORTH @ Star Theater - CD Release
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