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I wanna be like my Roomba

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 20, 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 …


Disappointed

Written by unknown / Original link on Oct. 21, 2019

Want to view a single image on @imgur (literally its only job)? Good luck! You gotta successfully download (354KB) and run (1.21MB) of client-side React in order to get your image requested as resource 110 of 553. What should have been an IMG element became… this.@csswizardry - and don’t forget to …


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…


Stop chasing the shiny!

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Sep. 13, 2019

Dear Reader, Developers love shiny things. We love to play with new toys, try out new APIs, and libraries. If it was featured on Hacker News, we will find a way to shoe-horn it into a project, just to say we used it. Therein lies one of the problems with developers. In our race to […]The post Stop …