Help! I am not Robin van Persie
Fans seeking hat-trick hero Robin van Persie bombarded an IT consultant in India on Twitter. It's a classic case of mistaken identity.
Bill Watterson's Speech - Kenyon College, 1990
I have a recurring dream about Kenyon. In it, I'm walking to the post office on the way to my first class at the start of the school year. Suddenly it occurs to me that I don't have my schedule memorized, and I'm not sure which classes I'm taking, or where exactly I'm supposed to be going.
"We're not really taught how to recreate constructively. We need to do more than find diversions; we need to restore and expand ourselves. Our idea of relaxing is all too often to plop down in front of the television set and let its pandering idiocy liquefy our brains. Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery - it recharges by running."
This is really good advice for graduating seniors. Bill Watterson is the guy who writes Calvin and Hobbes.Posted on 2013-04-22T08:15:47+0000
You're Doing It Wrong - ACM Queue
Improving the performance of complex software is difficult, but understanding some fundamental principles can make it easier.
The Square Root of NOT » American Scientist
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The Tyranny of the Taxi Medallions
The life of a taxi driver is hard. When cabbies start a shift, they owe about $100 to their company as payment just for the opportunity drive a taxi. They might not break even until halfway through...