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At the dealer, getting an oil-change . . . Go Tour exercise #40 solution:

package main

import (
    "code.google.com/p/go-tour/wc"
    "strings"
)

func WordCount(s string) map[string]int {
    words := strings.Fields(s)
    counts := map[string]int {}
    
    for _, word := range words  {
        wordCount, exists := counts[word]
        if !exists {
            wordCount = 0
        }
        wordCount++
        counts[word] = wordCount
    }
    return counts
}

func main() {
    wc.Test(WordCount)
}
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Beta testing starts tomorrow.
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More on the start-up bubble, this time from Scripting News. What surprised me, not living in Silicon Valley nor being directly exposed to hiring devs or funding companies, was that we're already in the bubble.

(See also my earlier post on the bubble and the JOBS act at https://plus.google.com/117748463937338133259/posts/YAsxbD9x8ib ).
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GoTour exercise 35:  Slices solution

package main

import "code.google.com/p/go-tour/pic"

func Pic(dx, dy int) [][]uint8 {
  var out = make([][]uint8, dx);
  for x := 0 ; x < len(out); x++ {
    out[x] = make([]uint8, dy);
    for y := 0; y < len(out[x]); y++ {
      out[x][y] = (uint8)(x ^ y);
    }
  }
    
  return out;
}

func main() {
  pic.Show(Pic)
}
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I should have moved my 401k investments into bonds last week, before the election.  Better a little late than January.
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"The only thing that kept your grandparents from starving during the famine was that they knew how to use a genomic compiler and a bootleg fabricator."

No one wants to read realistic science fiction.
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The only keeping me going is Cabernet Sauvignon and fantasy!
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. . . and here goes another great American business. Companies used to last an average of 67 years (in the 1920s) but they're down to 15 years today (c.f., http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16611040 ).

IBM smugly thinks it knows so well how to do things that they can export their entire business model to cheaper labor forces in less expensive places to do business. While this is correct to a very limited extent it has been embraced as religion in Armonk.

IBM seems to believe it is cheaper to replace a skilled worker with two or three unskilled workers to do the same job. That is like hiring nine women to make a baby in one month.
IBM needs to reduce its US based workforce by 78% to meet its earning-per-share goals. I may want to reconsider where I'd like to move in light of this revelation.
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MBA Fools! ...and traitors
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I've been interested in social, scalable software development since college, from MUDs and MMOs to the intersection of batch processing and massive availability to innovative ways to allow people to search and share conversations.  I'm a professional software developer with Overstock.com, formerly developing EDI systems and now building web applications for communicating with our partners.  I'm a team catalyst:  I foster open communication and bring members together.

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