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My Whales Speak In Poetry

“What might whales have to talk or sing about? They have no manipulative organs. They can’t make great engineering constructs as we can. But they’re social creatures.

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Varhol’s Corollary to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

I’m back to reading Sherry Turkle’s wonderful Reclaiming Conversation, and quite a bit of it is thought-provoking.  I’m trying to apply some of the lessons here to technology teams, but in the meantime, I’m drawing some independent lessons from her excellent tome. 272 more words

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Is a Car Just a Car?

At this time of my life, yes. My transportation is an 18-year old Subaru that just starts every time.  But 25 years ago, I owned a classic Corvette.  411 more words

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And Just Whose Bright Idea Was This?

Brilliant! What more can be said here?  The Social Security Administration (they have their own exit ramp, off of Interstate 695 west of Baltimore) were under a mandate to improve security. 292 more words

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Another Old Line Conglomerate Gets It Wrong

I seem to be taking my curmudgeon role seriously. Today I read that Jeff Immelt, longtime CEO of industrial conglomerate GE, says that every new (young) person hired has to learn how to code… 254 more words

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Being a Curmudgeon Has its Benefits

I occasionally wax personal in my blog, as I did a year ago when I was facing a serious cancer diagnosis (the diagnosis was ultimately incorrect, and I am healthier than ever). 470 more words

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I Bought Another Band; I am not Sure Why

My original Microsoft Band, a nice and relatively inexpensive fitness tracker and GPS, is disintegrating before my eyes. The wristband is peeling and falling apart, and I doubt it will last much longer.  393 more words

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