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Great writers read…a lot

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 29, 2019

Dear Reader, Have you ever watched one of those movies where a software developer (usually called a hacker) is sitting in front of 2 screens and on both of them code is scrolling by at a fast pace while the hacker nods knowingly like they are reading and understanding what they are seeing? Yeah, …


You will fail

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 22, 2019

Dear Reader, It has come out recently that while packing up to leave the White House, the previous administration’s staffers left notes all over the place for incoming administration’s staffers stating “You will fail.” I am sure they meant this to be a subversive and demoralizing message meant to …


I wanna be like my Roomba

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 21, 2019

Dear Reader, I wanna be like my Roomba. My Roomba kicks off every morning at 8:00 Am ET sharp and sets out to accomplish the day’s mission. My Roomba does not feel like a failure if does not complete it’s given task in the allotted time. My Roomba does not take into consideration that it […]The pos…


It’s OK to walk away

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Oct. 29, 2019

Dear Reader, In teaching a student recently, I was pulled aside and told “This is not fun, I don’t want to be here”. I smiled. I helped the student to the edge of the pool, lifted the gear out, disassembled it myself, and called an instructor over to discuss ‘Next steps’. I understand the student’s …


Who do you trust?

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Oct. 28, 2019

Dear Reader, There are people I trust, and others I do not. Who I trust largely depends on the context of the conversation. For example, if we are talking crypto-currencies, I trust my friend Luke Stokes. He has proven to me time and time again that he understands the domain-space and has earned my …


Dive with 3 computers

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Oct. 10, 2019

Dear Reader, Free advice is worth every penny you you pay for it. I recently had a good friend of mine run an idea by me. It sounded solid so I told him so. I thought it was a great idea. He ran it by another friend and they told him it was a worthless […]The post Dive with 3 computers appeared fir…