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Simon Forman
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Rain, river, ocean...
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Minor update to the "splash page"   (Mostly just adjusting the timeline to match what actually happened.)

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I recently found a cool puzzle site, here's one of the puzzles:

"There are 3 black hats and 2 white hats in a box. Three men (we will call them A, B, & C) each reach into the box and place one of the hats on his own head. They cannot see what color hat they have chosen. The men are situated in a way that A can see the hats on B & C's heads, B can only see the hat on C's head and C cannot see any hats. When A is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing, he says no. When B is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says no. When C is asked if he knows the color of the hat he is wearing he says yes and he is correct. What color hat and how can this be?"

...and my solution:

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I met John Cleese once.  I get a lot of milage out of this story at parties.

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Friends don't let friends program in Ruby.  An opinionated little rant on the stoopidity of Ruby.  (Warning: FLAMEBAIT!)

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Ruby: Lord of the Flies Programming
Ah, Ruby. A friend who is learning computer programming right now asked me about my dislike of Ruby: Can you explain (in high level language) why you dislike Ruby/Rails?  I have no opinion one way or the other.  I'm just curious, why  so many bootcamps teac...

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Nothing like getting riled up and writing a blog post about it!  Do what you love, love what you do.

Information Theory: make physical systems act like symbols; Cybernetics: make symbols act like physical systems.

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Things that don't make sense include every rule ever.

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All the Rules are Broken
"Origin of The Effort", Part II When you're very smart, but your parents are totally out to lunch, you kinda have to figure out a lot of stuff on your own.  When I was doing this I became concerned and even antisocial because it was very obvious that the ru...
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