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I think it's time change my developer interview questions when a variant shows up on kottke.org.
From Stack Overflow, a question about how to efficient sort a pile of socks. Yesterday I was pairing the socks from the clean laundry, and figured out the way I was doing it is not very efficient. I was doing a naive search -- picking one sock and "iterating" the pile in order to find its pair. This requires iterating over n/2 * n/4 = n^2/8 socks on average. As a computer scientist I was thinking what I could do? sorting (according to size/colo...
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Buying all new black socks will work well if you are doing your own laundry and sorting your own socks.  Not sure how well it will work for a family of 5+ with varying socks sizes, some of which are very close in size.  Plus it's unlikely the kids will be happy with just black socks. :)
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Love this idea. You'll like this if your a fan of drinking good alcohol.

Sipping Stones are small stones that you put into your drink instead of ice. Gives new meaning to "on the rocks"!!! LOL
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As long as you don't have a habit to swallow leftover ice pieces...
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interesting...
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Enjoyed my first Japa dog today. It was delicous! yum

http://www.japadog.com/
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You should watch this if you like Steven Colbert or Science. Great interview.
The Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey hosted a fascinating, one-hour chat between Neil DeGrasse Tyson -- Hayden Planetarium director, TV science host, and all-round good guy -- with Stephen Colbert in a rare, out-of-character appearance. Stephen Colbert Interview - Montclair Kimberley Academy (via Kottke)
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Doesn't happen too often, but man, was I crying from laughing.
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Do kittens really rule the Internet? Our shocking investigative report!

http://bit.ly/uZP3cP
Do kittens really rule the Internet? We long ago crowned cats the kings of the internet, but is that really the case? What data supports their reign? And, with Thanksgiving approaching, might the turk...
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vaccinate yourself and your kids. That is all...
The Jenny McCarthy Body Count site tracks the number of vaccine-preventable illnesses and deaths in the US since June 2007. In
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Make your own choices on this issue, that is all
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thought this was interesting. I can see parallels between the article and what I've observed in my son's Montessori preschool program.
Writing on 21k12, Jonathan Martin offers up a thoughtful response to the "plague of cheating" in secondary and postsecondary education. The right way to reduce cheating is to make education about more than test-scores and extrinsic measures, he argues. Cheating will only go down when students are told that they are in education to accomplish the satisfaction of mastery, and when they trust their teachers to be fair and honest. This jibes with my ...
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Happy new year!
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Had a great first week at my new job with Amazon.

First on the list for next week: starting the hiring process for more Java Developers. If you, or someone you know, are interested in working for a well known, innovative company on exciting projects then apply here:

https://ca-amazon.icims.com/jobs/146841/job
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Absly! Call my office 6049742440 and Alyson can join us as well
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This is a fun, monday morning read for developers. I like the description of "Bugfoot" and "Fear Driven Development".
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Have you ever head of the "Yoda conditions" or the "Pokémon exception handling"? There's also a nice categorization of bug reports!

Thanks +Cédric Champeau for pointing me at that article this morning. A great way to start the week :-)
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"about $200" for a dual core android os on a usb stick. I wish this was available in time for XMas, it would be on my list for sure...

http://blog.laptopmag.com/usb-stick-contains-dual-core-computer-turns-any-screen-into-an-android-station
Codenamed Cotton Candy because its 21 gram weight is the same as a bag of the confection, this tiny PC enables what its inventor calls "Any Screen Computing," the ability to turn any TV, laptop, phone...
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Father, technologist, hockey fan - has passion for making apps people love to use.
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Father, Hockey Fan, Software Enthusiast & Development Manager.

I love technology and I love building software that people love to use.

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