This article got me thinking about the history of vice. From Old Testament harlots to Summarian smugglers, has there ever been a time when our institutions like religion and government were not at odds with some kind of vice? How does an anonymous distributed market for illicit goods change things? It feels to me more like a footnote in history and not a game changer.
According to CE Pro Website, author of article is Jason Knott. According to LinkedIn, Jason Knott, Editor at CE Pro/EH Publishing, has a BA in Journalism from USC (1984). Also, from CE Pro's "About the Author" section: "Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry." If The Onion wrote this article, the title might be:
"Area man parlays journalism degree into low-voltage DC career, then hypes low-voltage DC".
On the plus side, marine systems will likely stay DC for the foreseeable future. Perhaps Tesla batteries will be a boon to yacht owners? At the very least, it would make for a better article.
IBM VisualAge. Its heir, Eclipse, is a worthy IDE. I got to watch the whole evolution. Eric Gamma and others in Zurich morphed the VisualAge Smalltalk IDE into VisualAge Java. Then Eric and Kent Beck morphed that into Eclipse. IDEs derived from Eclipse are still the shin dizzle, AFAIAC.
Learn to touch type.
I remember reading the original announcement and thinking "this is a big waste of money"
My knowledge of Greek economics doesn't go much beyond NPR, but the changes needed seem pretty straightforward:
1. Reform civil service
2. Aggressively prosecute tax fraud
3. Tax church assessts (i.e. church either make is assets poductive or sells them to someone who will)
An angry coalition leftists and iconoclasts might be pretty good at 2 of these things. Maybe all 3?
I read that state of the union speeches were a big thing under President Franklin Roosevelt. I don't feel the content of speeches has been important in my life time. Maybe the pageantry is important?
The only thing I remember from a SOTU is the hydrogen economy and a man on Mars. It feels like I could make money betting against SOTU pronouncements. So why all the fuss?
to open dev shops in more than one country instead of trying to colocate every exceptional programmer in the greater San Jose area.
Taking sides in politics is not inherently offensive. However, Fox News' excrable journalistic standards are.
I am the father of two girls. They are only 3 and 7. The older one wants to be an artist and the younger one wants to be a a fairy princess (when she wants to be anything at all).
Would I be remiss if I didn't introduce them to science and software? Yes.
Would I be flattered if they chose to follow in my footsteps career-wise? Yes, I would be flattered.
Will I use guilt, or gifts, or some other form of subtle coercion to force them down the STEM road? Absolutely not. It be would be selfish and egotistical of me to do that. As a father I want to encourage their curiosity and support them in the pursuit of their dreams. To expect that their interests and my interests must align is silly; I'm not out to make female Mini-Mes.
I'm with you for two reasons. First, a lot of enterprise IT is adding new fields, changing a web page or link, or changing a db connection. There is usually a legacy application that provides a framework into which changes can be retrofitted.
Second (and maybe a little of topic) was my experience working in Switzerland. Developers, business people, and such typically attended two year technical institutes. Those institutes graduated competent employees who formed the bulk of my co-workers. The system was very successful. A degree from an ETH was not a prerequisite for being a useful Dev.
I need to start growing my gray beard.
...not one of them is an actual geek... If it isn't something they're trained in they just don't do very well.
As a general comment, I'd say there is nothing wrong with that. It can be unreasonable to ask people to be good at something for which they have no training. I'd like to think I'm some kind of exception-- a person who can adroitly accomplish any odd ball request thrown at him. The truth is that I'm much more likely to be successful if I have been trained to do the work.
A disproportionate number of talented programmers I know studied music.
You're screwed. The NOAA's data shows cooling. Invest in a thicker coat.
Or cows with more flatulence