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  • Maybe Ration My Time In Hot Take Land

    Mar 13, 2017(Updated Mar 15, 2017)

    Marginalia · personal ·

    I dunno, folks. Over the years I have seen so much outrage - sincere or feigned - on social media. Then there’s the echo chamber problem. Yeah. Nice thing about an RSS feed is that I’m guaranteed to see everything I subscribe to, but there’s no personal insult in unsubscribing.

    I think maybe I could spend less time on Twitter and Facebook. Not give them up. They remain a source of great conversation. But this nonsense takes up brain that I just can’t spare. Some of my online friends cut themselves out completely, and they like it. Perhaps I should follow their example. Besides, each of them that moves on means one less bit of signal in the noise.

    There is so much noise.

  • Starting The Coursera Programming Languages Course

    Oct 3, 2014

    Marginalia · personal ·

    I signed up for the Programming Languages course by Coursera. I may even complete it. See, I signed up for a Scala course earlier this year, but did not get past the first video. That made me sad. Scala is one of those things that I would like to learn.