Who Says Chinese Education is Better?

Before you think I am hating on the Chinese people or Asian-Americans, please go and read this article, “In China, families bet it all on college education for their children.” I’ll wait. Assuming you didn’t

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Before you think I am hating on the Chinese people or Asian-Americans, please go and read this article, “In China, families bet it all on college education for their children.” I’ll wait. Assuming you didn’t

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Math, Programming and The Ultimate Fighter

I track statistics on my blogs, of course, both this one and my personal blog, which often discusses judo and other martial arts. Normally, this blog has three times as many visitors. Despite what graduate

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I track statistics on my blogs, of course, both this one and my personal blog, which often discusses judo and other martial arts. Normally, this blog has three times as many visitors. Despite what graduate

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The point of view of truth: Another thing I’ve Learned in 55 Years

” … we may then define intellect in general as the power of good response from the point of view of truth or fact.” – Thorndike, 1921 Edward Tufte impresses me. His books on visual data

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” … we may then define intellect in general as the power of good response from the point of view of truth or fact.” – Thorndike, 1921 Edward Tufte impresses me. His books on visual data

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Should transgender athletes compete in women’s MMA: The data

There has been far more heat than light surrounding the current controversy over whether a transgender (male to female) fighter should be allowed to compete in mixed martial arts in the women’s division. This article

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There has been far more heat than light surrounding the current controversy over whether a transgender (male to female) fighter should be allowed to compete in mixed martial arts in the women’s division. This article

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Why I hire people who work from home

More interesting to me than the spate of articles on the decision of Yahoo to eliminate the option of working from home has been the comments on these articles. I should have followed the advice

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More interesting to me than the spate of articles on the decision of Yahoo to eliminate the option of working from home has been the comments on these articles. I should have followed the advice

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Be a detail person! #14 of 55 things I have learned

I’m not much for reading management blogs. Most of them are  just a collection of worn-out cliches, but the fifth of Cristina’s Five Things You Wish You Could Say to Employees, really caught my eye.  5.

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I’m not much for reading management blogs. Most of them are  just a collection of worn-out cliches, but the fifth of Cristina’s Five Things You Wish You Could Say to Employees, really caught my eye.  5.

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How do non-technical managers evaluate programmers?

When I was an undergraduate, I argued with my professor about the management theory that said it was not necessary to understand the business to be an effective manager but only to understand management. The

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When I was an undergraduate, I argued with my professor about the management theory that said it was not necessary to understand the business to be an effective manager but only to understand management. The

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Face-smacking errors

Yet again today, I  spent a while trying to figure out an error that had me smacking my forehead at the end. Here was the problem, I am testing a fairly simple database – adds

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Yet again today, I  spent a while trying to figure out an error that had me smacking my forehead at the end. Here was the problem, I am testing a fairly simple database – adds

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Two more things I have learned in 55 years: Kindness is never wasted & You just never know

Apparently, I skipped from #7 to #9, so here are two more things I have learned in 55 years bringing me up to 13. #8 Kindness is never wasted  Over the years, I have donated

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Apparently, I skipped from #7 to #9, so here are two more things I have learned in 55 years bringing me up to 13. #8 Kindness is never wasted  Over the years, I have donated

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The hardest errors to find are the things that aren’t there: A PHP example

In my defense, the actual program is longer than this … <?php require ‘connect.php’; // Create variables ; $id = strtoupper(trim($_REQUEST[‘id’])) ; $application_date = $_REQUEST[‘yr_of_apply’] . “-” . $_REQUEST[‘month_of_apply’] .”-“. $_REQUEST[‘day_of_apply’] ; $assessment_date = $_REQUEST[‘yr_of_assess’].

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In my defense, the actual program is longer than this … <?php require ‘connect.php’; // Create variables ; $id = strtoupper(trim($_REQUEST[‘id’])) ; $application_date = $_REQUEST[‘yr_of_apply’] . “-” . $_REQUEST[‘month_of_apply’] .”-“. $_REQUEST[‘day_of_apply’] ; $assessment_date = $_REQUEST[‘yr_of_assess’].

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