You Only Learn the First Time

November 6, 2008 It's easy to get caught in the cycle of programming language acquisition or library re-implentation circuit. I'm here to propose a better way for spending our programming time to create more useful projects, and to become more versatile programmers.

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A Comp. Sci Degree is What You Make Of It (repost)

June 5, 2007 This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This article was written in response to a topical outcry on the value of computer science. What can I say, I was young back then.

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4. Airplanes

December 10, 2007 Its hard to know what to think about airplanes. But sometimes its harder to stop thinking when you're participating in their scientific magic.

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0. Introduction

December 1, 2007 Sometimes the urge to write strikes you, and you have to take that opportunity when its there. It won't always pan out. But thats expected.

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3. Shuttle Busses

December 3, 2007 The third segment of The Art of Teaching English Poorly. No more stellar than the first two, probably a bit worse, in-fact. Reflections on the people around the protagonist on a shuttle bus towards an airport.

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2. Traffic Jams

December 1, 2007 Sometimes we find relief in life's nuances... simply because they are predictable when nothing else can be relied upon. Part two of Zen and the Art of Teaching English Poorly.

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1. Beginnings

December 1, 2007 Chapter one of Zen and the Art of Teaching English Poorly. On beginnings.

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Reflections on Django (repost)

June 1, 2007 This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This was my first written thoughts on using Django. Kind of funny to look back on them years later.

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Finding Our Programming Flow (repost)

April 7, 2007 This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. *Finding Our Programming Flow* looks at attaining the flow state while programming... I guess the title already said that.

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Blogging as People

December 7, 2008 Looking at the Life articles, I realize that the last entry I wrote for it was also about blogging. Woops. Not trying to fixate, just getting the years blogging thoughts out of the way on a cold Saturday. As a bonus I actually edited an article for once.

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Good to Great, Paul Graham and Ayn Rand (repost)

June 1, 2007 This is the new home of an old entry from the now defunct original incarnation of *Irrational Exuberance*. These entries are almost two years old, and haven't necessarily aged well, but maybe that's a good thing. This article attempts--spuriously--to find a connection between various things I apparently once felt were important. (The original title was "Good to Great, Paul Graham, Ayn Rand, and a spurious attempt to connect them")

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