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Book review: The Best American Essays 2017, ed. by Leslie Jamison

posted: January 13, 2018

tl;dr: Continues the theme of last year’s volume by focusing on painful life experiences...

My most challenging field failure ever, part two

posted: Januaru 6, 2018

tl;dr: I wouldn’t believe this story if it hadn’t actually happened to me...

My most challenging field failure ever, part one

posted: December 27, 2017

tl;dr: I wouldn’t believe this story if it hadn’t actually happened to me...

Book review: Kubernetes Up & Running, by Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns & Joe Beda

posted: December 23, 2017

tl;dr: A must-read for anyone seriously experimenting with or starting to use Kubernetes...

College admissions game theory

posted: December 16, 2017

tl;dr: Today’s college admissions process demands that game theory be applied, alas...

The dangers of the FCC’s TitleII Internet power grab

posted: December 9, 2017

tl;dr: Unconstrained FCC control of the Internet is not a good idea...

Book review: Learning Selenium Testing Tools with Python, by Unmesh Gundecha

posted: December 3, 2017

tl;dr: Would benefit from a second edition, as the world has changed a lot in three years...

Book review: The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017, ed. by Laura Furman

posted: November 24, 2017

tl;dr: Enjoyable, as always, but not quite as good as last year’s volume...

VCs are in a different class

posted: November 18, 2017

tl;dr: Entrepreneurs need to be aware of the major differences between themselves and VCs...

Nothing but icing

posted: November 10, 2017

tl;dr: I am fully enjoying focusing entirely on software and letting others handle the hardware headaches...