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Winter is too far from being over

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A simple git branching model – Gist

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How to be a mentor – Nicholas C. Zakas

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot through the mentors I had and have done a lot of reflection to figure out why they were so effective. I’ve tried to put those learnings into action with the engineers I’ve mentored. Here are some of the things I’ve learned.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Here’s to a great 2014… or at least something better than 2013. 😛

Image source: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/31/2014-new-years-photos_n_4526099.html

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Elon Musk Interview – Esquire

“And when the third Falcon 1 fell into the sea in August 2008 — along with a payload contracted by NASA and the Department of Defense, along with the ashes of the actor who played Scotty on Star Trek — Musk faced disaster.”

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The Year We Broke the Internet – Esquire

“For most, however, the photos were just another thoughtlessly processed and soon-forgotten item that represented our now-instinctual response to the unrelenting stream of information we’re subjected to every waking hour: Share first, ask questions later. Better yet: Let someone else ask the questions. Better still: What was the question again?”

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A new professional social network for tech pros

I’m really intrigued by this site. It has a terrific design, which immediately puts it ahead of LinkedIn. What’s particularly interesting though are the different ways to become engaged. The $10,000/month prize money for top content is a great example of this. Really looking forward to seeing where this site goes.

Feel free to connect with me there: http://tech.pro/atcrawford.

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Santa and the mayor of Homewood

Santa and the mayor of Homewood

Merry Christmas, y’all. 

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Reputation

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Proverbs 22:1 (ESV)
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How a car engine works

Car engine in animated infographic format

 

Click on the image to see the full size info-graphic… very cool stuff!

The guy that created this also created one with facts about Cheetahs. It goes without saying that he is incredibly talented. He’s not super active on twitter, but you can follow him @jakewoneal , nonetheless.

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