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everyplace Post-mortem API (208 comments)

I registered deathapi.com a while ago, after an acquaintance passed away, for this reason specifically. At the time, I had imagined a system that you OAuth against w/ all of your relevant accounts w/ full admin access, and specify a recipient of those keys after some pre-determined length of inactivity (a year, say). The idea still has a lot of relevancy in my mind, but it's so morbid to think about.

about 7 months ago

How Does a Self-Taught Computer Geek Get Hired?

everyplace Move to NYC or SF (523 comments)

I was in the same boat as you, having had a decade of experience making web sites and programming for NSCA Mosaic, but with no schooling to speak of that was relevant, no-one in my home-town would take a second look at my resume. I moved to NYC (but know that SF is similar, regarding qualification judgements), and found that everyone I talk to in the tech industry cares about what you're capable of, not what's on your resume. Now I'm a director at a fortune 500, and teach at one of the most prestigious design schools in the country. I still don't have a degree.

more than 3 years ago

Why IT Won't Like Mac OS X Lion Server

everyplace Re:As a Mac admin, I agree. (341 comments)

Fantastic find. Makes a lot of sense, and basically means the app that ships with 10.7 server is an upgrade for the "basic" server administration app if you use the simple 10.6 configuration, but that all of the underlying services we know and love continue to exist, and just need a different app to admin them. This is no different than how it worked with 10.6, except now the apps don't come with the OS.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Suspends Gamer For Being From Fort Gay

everyplace "just google it" (490 comments)

Obviously they would Bing it

more than 4 years ago

Breaking the Fermilab Code

everyplace That was ridiculously quick (252 comments)

One always conceptually understands the power of numbers, but in this case it is amazing, considering that this problem went unsolved for an extended period within fermilab. The second it is asked to the correct audience though, the gears start going and the answer exists!

more than 6 years ago



everyplace everyplace writes  |  more than 7 years ago

everyplace writes "Professor George Sparling proposes a new unified theory of mathematics, building upon the works of Cartan, Penrose and countless other philosophers and physicists. From the article: "...A fundamental question pondered since the time of Pythagoras, and still vexing scientists today: what is the nature of space and time? After analyzing different perspectives, Sparling offers an alternative idea: space-time may have six dimensions, with the extra two being time-like.""


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