Ruby Documentation is terse and difficult to navigate. There are some web based solutions, but I am not always on the web, and there are some solutions for keeping your local documentation up to date, but I haven’t automated them. Ri is the Ruby solution to this problem but the results are not always what […]
Archive for 2008
Words of wisdom from government employee Ronald Reagan: The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away. Ronald Reagan 40th president of US (1911 – 2004) The Quotations Page.
The combination of “seems impossible” and “strong network effects” is about as close as you can get to the magic formula for incredible, sustainable success, as with eBay, Wikipedia, and Google. Trenchant analysis from Joel Spolsky.
As someone who has definitely expended too much of my life on the watching of Gilligan’s Island, this is heartening news. Shirky argues that there has been a cognitive surplus in the developed world and for the past 50 years we have been soaking up that surplus with situation comedies and that now we are […]
A personal story in the Times talks about the impact of having a severely sick or injured child on parents. There isn’t any data, only personal stories, but startled me into recognition of my own condition. I still sit upright in bed in the middle of the night recalling the five seconds when I turned […]
How do you solve a problem? I had two different concrete experiences of problem solving in the past couple of days. I think these examples are interesting because they are so contained, not because they are hard problems. They illustrate how I tackle a problem and provide some generalizable strategies for problem solving. I’ll cover […]