For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in...– —President Obama in North Carolina today on why Congress has to act to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling (via barackobama) I graduated from medical school in 2002. As of today, I am $202, 012.79 in debt. I pay about $840 a month. I will pay this for the next 29 and a half years...
Lee Rubenstein: How Tumblr Changed my Life →
lee: I was in the room. It was Fall 2006 and I was working in a shared office space with this small web shop called Davidville. The open office space was different than what I was use to. Around 12:30 pm everyone stopped working and we would all cram into the elevator and head to the…
Spam from Nigeria via Ukraine
I just got an interesting piece of spam in my Gmail inbox, that made it past the spam filters. I noticed a few points: Originating IP is assigned to Direct-on-PC Limited, Lagos, Nigeria. It was SPF-passed, it actually came from ukr.net. It had a valid DKIM signature too. It was sent from freemail.ukr.net, a Ukrainian mailhost. Spammer used Firefox 3.6.13. That release dates to December...
Dropbox tech blog » Blog Archive » zxcvbn:... →
A decent discussion of estimating password ‘strength’, or entropy. It’s certainly a more sophisticated (and nuanced) approach than most password requirement schemes. I hate it when systems require capital letters or numbers or special characters, there’s a strong whiff of design-by-committee.. and yes, my normal set of no-special-character passwords contain a lot more...
Another preschool removed “free playtime” from its schedule because,...– Very, very disturbing. Hen: Sweden’s new gender neutral pronoun causes controversy. - Slate Magazine
To sort the list, sandwich the head between the sorted list of all elements...– Definition of a FilterSort in Haskell. Very elegant, very different perspective than what’s taught in C++/Java classes, but really really inefficient compared to a quicksort. (via Why Haskell matters - HaskellWiki)
Ericsson have developed a new functional language, Erlang, to use in their...– The 130k-line Erlang application must be HUGE if that is considered “very much shorter”.. (via Introduction - HaskellWiki)
Pololu - Simple LED circuit abstractions →
This is why I had huge issues with physics in school and why I probably should not do engineering..
Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see...– Laura Vanderkam (via swissmiss) I’ve been thinking recently about how some people don’t have time to take 6 minutes to walk someone across to another building, yet how I’m busy figuring things out and doing things from 8am-ish till 5pm or even 9pm+ some nights. Maybe...
I like drinking coffee alone and reading alone. I like riding the bus alone and...– (via youth-thoughts)