Whenever I hear "We need more programmers! Make more young people interested in programming! Teach programming at kindergarten!" I always get the urge to ask "What did you do with the old ones you had?"
Where are all those programmers you hired 5-20 years ago? Why is no programmer at your company older than 40? Why do you have *senior* software engineers that are 25 years old? What did you do to all those people?
If you can't take care of your employees, no wonder you never have enough.
Now watching Tesla event about autonomous driving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucp0TTmvqOE (skip the first 1 hour 9 minutes). It's so nice to watch people who know whta the hell they're talking about (like Pete Bannon).
According to St. Bede - who is really the only source we have for this - the name "Easter" is derived from a pre-Christian English goddess, Ēostre, who was associated with the beginning of spring. Our April was their Ēosturmōnaþ, when they would have feasts in her honor, and the Christians folded that into their Pascha holiday, which happened around the same time.
(And no, it's not at all a coincidence that Easter/Pascha and Passover happen at roughly the same time.)
Grumpy old programmer
I wrote—and deleted—a long thread about meeting a young programmer who had blind contempt for any language/framework/stack that was more than 2 years old.
TL;DW: Every language is a temporary fix for a transitory problem. It's revolutionary now, it'll be eye-rolling later.
Young programmers don't become (grumpy) old ones without letting go of the specifics, holding on to the lessons, and always ready to learn the next thing.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is suing three levels of government over a Google-backed plan to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto. 👏
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I will say that Market Street in #SanFrancisco reminds of some Paris boulevard.
First impression from a morning in #SanFrancisco: hard to find a place to sit and eat a normal breakfast. Everything is geared towards grabbing a quick sandwich and rush to work, I guess.
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