M3talinks For 11/09/2011

  • “In 2000, writer Rodney Rothman spent three weeks pretending to be an employee of a Silicon Alley company, writing up the experience for The New Yorker as “My Fake Job.”

    Seven years earlier, in 1993, programmer Ron Avitzur pulled a similar stunt. But unlike Rothman, who was avoiding wasting his days in his apartment masturbating, Avitzur was extremely productive.

    Avitzur sneaked into Apple’s California HQ for six months to write a software program that, through luck and hard work, is still included on every Mac sold today. “

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “Google TechTalks August 1, 2006 Ron Avitzur ABSTRACT It’s midnight. I’ve been working sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. I’m not being paid. In fact, my project was canceled six months ago, so I’m evading security, sneaking into Apple Computer’s main offices in the heart of Silicon Valley, doing clandestine volunteer work for an eight-billion-dollar corporation. For more info visit: http://www.pacifict.com/Story”

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “Stories about people teetering on the edge of this question: Should they stay or go? A software writer loses his job, but refuses to go away. He continues to show up at work, sneaking in the door each day and putting in long hours on a project the company canceled. A student from Pakistan finishes four years of college in Philadelphia and has to decide whether to move back home. And other stories. “

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “To determine when a student has finished a certain exercise, we award proficiency to a user who has answered at least 10 problems in a row correctly — known as a streak. Proficiency manifests itself as a gold star, a green patch on teachers’ dashboards, a requirement for some badges (eg. gain 3 proficiencies), and a bounty of “energy” points. Basically, it means we think you’ve mastered the concept and can move on in your quest to know everything.

    It turns out that the streak model has serious flaws.”

    tags: khan academy online learning assessment open badges

  • “Berp is an implementation of Python 3, written in Haskell. It provides a compiler and an interpreter. In both cases the input Python program is translated into Haskell code. The compiler turns the Haskell code into machine code. The interpreter runs the Haskell code immediately via the GHCi interpreter. The user interface of the interpreter imitates the one provided by CPython. “

    tags: python haskell compiler geeky

  • “The web’s most popular recipes can spread with viral speed”

    tags: great recipes internet

  • “Here at SAVEUR.com, we spend lots of time reading food blogs — and it’s no surprise that we’ve found smart, gastronomically-inclined bloggers in virtually every country on earth. These writers are committed to celebrating regional recipes, restaurants, techniques, and ingredients; we draw on their sites as culinary guides to everyday life in specific places all over the globe.”

    tags: food blogs awesome

  • “How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) or to eat during a football game. Or, make it for dinner and serve with a salad. It’s basically pizza, heavy on the crust…right?!”

    tags: pizza party food cooking awesome

  • “This classic Israeli breakfast, a dish of Libyan origin, can be served as a main course for any meal of the day.”

    tags: recipe eggs mediterranian food

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