Monthly Archives: September 2012

Plinky prompt: Where do you get your news?

Today’s Plinky prompt: Where do you get your news? Newspapers B&W (5) I wake up every morning to NPR on the clock-radio and I also have my car stereo tuned to the local NPR station, so for national and international … Continue reading

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Plinky prompt: If you could only wear one outfit, what would it be?

Today's Plinky prompt is "If you were forced to wear one outfit over and over again, what would it be?" Blue Jeans Jeans are already my de facto uniform, even for work (unless I'm scheduled for e meeting with the … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

Brain Pickings posted Neil Gaiman’s Rules of Writing today.  This is the key point for me. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write … Continue reading

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Great commentary on Powerpoint presentations

Buried in a satirical piece about vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Politico’s Roger Simon makes this AWESOME aside on Microsoft Powerpoint presentations.n  ROFL! PowerPoint was released by Microsoft in 1990 as a way to euthanize cattle using a method less … Continue reading

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Plinky: Name one thing you should stop doing

Today's Plinky prompt: Name one thing you should stop doing. The Detour Ends Here! I think most people are answering this question with one word: procrastination! I've read a few books about procrastination and time management, as well as many, … Continue reading

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Words of encouragement for learning Python with the Mechanical MOOC

I think I’ll print and paste these words of encouragement from Zed Shaw above my computer: While you are studying programming, I’m studying how to play guitar. I practice it every day for at least 2 hours a day. I play scales, chords, and … Continue reading

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Learning Python with Mechanical MOOC #mMOOC

I have been wanting to learn to program for quite some time.  I often run into walls in my work because I don’t have this skill.  I am what you’d call a “power user” of the basic commercial office software … Continue reading

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