Archive for the tag 'books'

Feb 11 2010

Books, shirt, free to whoever wants them at STL JUG tonight

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The world is my warehouse. Here are a few items I’m storing in the warehouse (giving away) tonight at the St. Louis Java User Group: The Hawken book is a classic, a wise read for anyone serious about growing a business. I’ve read it at least three times in full. The Walsh book is a […]

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Dec 16 2009

Unrealistic Cost Expectations, and How to Fix Them

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I suppose there have been hiring companies with wildly unrealistic cost expectations forever; the internet just makes it more visible. Take, for example, this job post for PostgreSQL expert, which I republish here for criticism and comment, anonymized: We are looking for a postgre expert with indepth Oracle skill to help with the following project: […]

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Dec 01 2009

Book Giveaway at Lambda Lounge, Dec. 3

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This Thursday is the next meeting of the Lambda Lounge, I’m giving away another stack of books: I love books. I love them so much that my house became crowded with them. Then I realized that The World is My Warehouse. Please take a book, free. There are some excellent books in this pile, most […]

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Nov 06 2009

Book Giveaway at BarCampSTL, Nov. 7

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A while back I wrote that The World is My Warehouse, and I’ve been making that more true ever since. One tiny example is the stack of books below, which I’m giving away tomorrow at Bar Camp St. Louis. Please be polite, and only take one book per person. Two of the books are about […]

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Nov 12 2006

Published in 1987

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Rummaging through old books (giving many away, selling others, discarding others) in an attempt to lighten the load I carry through life, I came across a rather weak book from 1987: … in which I appeared in print for the first time. One short (1.5 page) chapter therein is from a submission I wrote for […]

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