Seen, Heard, Said Archives

Things I’ve seen, heard, or was told by someone. Item in this category usually originate from the Internet.

  1. Feynman the Explainer →

    I love stories about Feynman — probably because I love his style and try to emulate it — and Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) remains one of my favorite books of all time. Richard Feynman and The Connection Machine, by W. Daniel Hillis for Physics Today[1], is a new story…

  2. Making Friends Post College →

    “As Brian and his wife wandered off toward the No. 2 train afterward, it crossed my mind that he was the kind of guy who might have ended up a groomsman at my wedding if we had met in college. That was four years ago. We’ve seen each other four times since. We are “friends,”…

  3. Ditching the Resume →

    “If résumés are a bunch of claims, badges are a bunch of evidence.” We need this. School is so often knowledge based that it’s incredibly tough to hire engineers who actually can do things. Badges could help solve this.

  4. NSA Mass Surveillance is Criminal →

    Jennifer Stisa Granick (director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society) and Christopher Jon Sprigman (professor at the University of Virginia School of Law) make a point in their NYTimes Op-Ed, “The Criminal N.S.A.“,  that I have not seen from many others: ”It’s time to call the N.S.A.’s mass surveillance programs what they are:…

  5. 1Password is 50% off today!

    1Password is 50% today! This is a pretty amazing piece of software that I started using about a year ago to generate and store all my passwords using a secure system. It’s secure syncs with my iPhone! You can also use it with DropBox, which is amazing! Go get it now! via HackerNews