Generational crusades and holding your ancestors’ grudges?

Full disclosure: I come from a long line of hillbillies. I know whereof I speak when I talk about family feuds. The Hatfields and the McCoys were pikers when it comes to vendettas. That said, Scott’s got an amusing blog about an interaction he had with an angry young man, which I’ve found over the…

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Learning under fire. Is there any other way? =P

I’m one of those folks who prefers to test the depth of a river with both feet, and this learning mode from CodeAcademy appeals to me. Codecademy does a pretty good job, but one group of programmers wanted to make it a little more accessible. Enter CodeCombat, a browser-based game where your in-game actions are…

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Dinosaur engineering org structure is #dead. #yammer

This. Is. True. “People make the incorrect assumption that software engineering is writing code to a spec, but it’s not. The engineering decisions you make also matter a lot — and no one builds engineering organizations with this in mind.” Why Yammer Believes the Traditional Engineering Organizational Structure is Dead My experience in a rapidly…

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Does this give Finnish police jurisdiction over the entire internet?

Wow. In Finland, organizations seeking to carry out donation drives (charities etc.) must seek permission from Finnish police. The measure is intended to make it more difficult to carry out fraudulent donation drives in the country. Since Wikipedia’s fundraising activities on its Finnish site technically qualify as a donation drive – at least according to…

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