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Payne in my Martin

I mentioned last week that in my DNA research into the Martin branch, that I had found a bit of a mystery. One of my possible 3rd cousin matches shows up as a Jon Payne, with around 67 cMs matching (over 7cMs segments only).  1,036 more words


Martin Mysteries

And some DNA triangulation fun too! As I’ve blogged about previously, the Martin branch of my family is a pretty important one. This branch accounts for a very large chunk of my ancestry, as I have several ties back to John Martin and Happy Cook. 737 more words


February 13 - 19 Updates

  1. Honda takes Chinese competitor to Beijing IP Court

Honda Motor has asserted two patents against Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors, according to a recent announcement by the Beijing IP Court. 608 more words

China IPR

Teach What Matters

Recently I flew to New York City for film project called, “8 Powerful Voices for Public Education.”  Below is the address I delivered to make the case for teaching skills that will empower students to challenge oppression and solve societal problems–not just prepare them for the next mind-numbing standardized test. 36 more words

Education Reform

RaiseNPE Pattern

Mais uma variante do Pattern RaiseNPE que força o lançamento de uma NoobProgrammerException assim que a condição é satisfeita. Perceba que o código não vai funcionar se o e-mail for nulo. 39 more words

Design Antipattern

Extruder makers hopeful for strong 2018

via Plastics News

End market diversity is the blessing for manufacturers of extruders.

Extruders are used to make pipe and siding in the construction market, sheet and blown film in packaging and tubing for medical. 89 more words

Roll Up the Failed Charter School Experiment

This month the, NPE (Network for Public Education) released a stunning report called “Charters and Consequences.” NPE Executive Director Carol Burris stated, “… nearly every day brings a story, often reported only in local newspapers, about charter mismanagement, failure, nepotism or outright theft and fraud.” About the report she writes, “This report … is the result of a year-long exploration of the effects of charter schools and the issues that surround them.” 1,936 more words