Friday, March 01, 2019

March 2019 Reading

Look at that....generated with Python.  Like a champ.  I feel cool.  Sort of.  Vaguely. Definitely easier than typing it by hand.  Did you see February?  All 28 days and then some.  Rocked it.


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  • 3/3/2019: KeyForge: Match #3, Ben v. Tom [17:05]
    • Ah....there's a Sting in play.  Maybe I missed that on the last game.  It moves fast enough that sometimes you can't tell what they're up to. That makes more sense with all that aember out there.  Three games in and they're still missing basic mechanics, however, so I don't have to feel bad about missing some things.
  • 3/3/2019: How to be Employable Forever by Tom Vander Ark on Forbes
    • What you conceive.
    • mindset--collaborative, interdisciplinary, ethical, empathetic, entrepreneurial and global
    • “Learning things that matter; learning in context; learning in teams. Envisioning what has never been and doing whatever it takes to make it happen. Do that 20 times and you will be employable forever," said Richard Miller, President of Olin College of Engineering. 
    • Very discovery sprint like, but rather than dumping folks into the sprint, they're taught how to channel it at discovery.
  • 3/3/2019: Recruiters Reveal the Buzzwords to Avoid on LinkedIn and How to Better Tell Your Career Story on Inc Magazine by Amy George
    • Use words in line with how you talk. Generally avoid these as vague or hard to define for those reviewing your resume.  I use ideation sometimes, but I don't think it's in my resume: synergize/synergy, tribe, game changer, silo, snapshot, bandwidth, traction, cutting edge, granular, omnichannel, paradigm shift, ideation, deliverable, digital transformation and touch base.
  • 3/3/2019: 3 Ways To Highlight Your Skills In A Job Interview on Forbes by Ashira Prossack
    • It's what I tell people, including the intern candidate last week.  Focus on what you can do for the company.  Use very specific examples.  She recommends showing off your soft skills, but depending on your presentation, that can sometimes come through regardless (listening, asking questions, driving to a deeper answer with more detail).
  • 3/3/2019: Visual GraphQLProgramming - Tomek Poniatowicz on dev.to
  • 3/3/2019: You may need Laziness in your Javascript - by Sergio Marin
    • He's using iterators to only return the needed values one or a few at a time instead of huge duplicated array.
  • 3/2/2019: Battle of the Beanfield - Wikipedia
    • There were 100,000 people at the 1984 festival at Stonehenge!
    • 1300 officers for half as many peace convoy participants
    • There were English hippies in 1985?  That surprised me.
    • There's a 1991 documentary Operation Solstice (Channel 4)
    • Neo-druid leader Arthur Uther Pendragon was arrested on each and every summer solstice between 1985 and 1999 whilst trying to access Stonehenge. [that's very persistent].
    • Roy Harper, Back to the Stones (song)
    • The Levellers - Battle of the Beanfield (song)
  • 3/2/2019: Rose Brash, 20, is led away by police at the Battle of the Beanfield, June 1985
  • 3/2/2019: Keyforge Match #2, Harry v. Tom [30:17]
    • There were so many things wrong here.  The bad terminology doesn't bother me like it does some folks in the comments.  After all, I sometimes call the houses "suits".  But after only playing two total games, even I know he should be turning in his yellow tokens for a key.  It's not an option, it's mandatory.  "If the active player has enough Æmber to forge a key during this step, they must do so."  Lot of other weirdness as well, but that's the one that kept distracting me.
  • 3/1/2019: The battle for the future of Stonehenge - Charlotte Higgins on The Guardian
    • writer Jacquetta Hawkes...“every age has the Stonehenge it deserves”.
    • images of daggers gouged out in the Bronze Age to Christopher Wren’s neatly carved signature. “You’d have thought he’d have known better,” said English Heritage archaeologist Heather Sebire disapprovingly
    • Clonehenge, a blog about Stonehenge replicas: https://clonehenge.com/
    • Victorian Stonehenge was a place of day-trippers, bicycle outings, Sunday school jollies, cricket matches and concerts. The craze for the new discipline of geology saw visitors chipping chunks out of the stones for their collections (a stall rented out chisels).
    • Even Samuel Pepys complained of being ripped off by shepherds and innkeepers.
    • Stonehenge is not even, properly speaking, a henge. 




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