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Passion projects

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One of the things I like to do most in this world is write computer software. I tell interviewers that when I’m seeking a job. I spend a lot of time writing software both on the job (it’s a large part of my job after all) and off the job. Not too long ago I read some advice for job seekers about  having a “passion project”. It wasn’t the first time I’ve seen that advice. Read more

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Don’t Worry, It’s Only Ones and Zeros

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As you’re reading this, the chances are pretty good that you’re doing so with the help of a computer. You might be using a personal computer, a tablet computer, or a smart-phone. Today computers are all around us, in things most of us probably don’t even think about. Our entertainment depends on computers. We listen to music through digital recordings and digital playback. We watch movies and programs on television recorded and transmitted digitally. Even some of what we watch in movies and television programs was created digitally, never having existed in the real world. Read more