Coders at Work shaped me a lot as an early coder
It gave me a bias against C++
It helped give a sense of history of the field
It taught me binary search debugging
It enshrined The Art of Computer Programming as an Object of Interest
idk y'all if we started firing every comedian because of their racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic/xenophobic/fat phobic etc jokes we might end up with a lot of great comedy from traditionally underrepresented comedians with fresh takes who deserve a shot. slippery slope.
first it was mandatory road maintenance, then it was compulsory school education, finally it was forced rural electrification. it's long past time for brave patriots to stand up and resist government tyranny wherever they see it
I need to rant for a minute about why I'm so passionate about climate fiction, PARTICULARLY kidlit cli-fi. Do you think youths don't realize the world is burning? Do you think kids under 18 magically are unaware they're breathing wildfire smoke and hunkering before hurricanes? 🧵
It's funny to see engineers in the US bickering about location based pay after being told by so many over the years that it's fair that I was getting paid a small fraction for doing basically the same job just because I lived in India.
Pay *must* be value based, not location.
For some reason I assumed everyone knew about that book. (Why? Dunno.) Anyway it's a great explanation of how our public schools are so unequal. I'm pretty sure it still holds today, three decades later. Maybe because not enough people read it back then.
With dozens of researchers at Yale, Stanford, Berkeley and IPA and several other organizations, we ran a cluster randomized trial involving almost 350,000 people and 600 villages in Bangladesh to assess the impact of community masking on COVID.