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Good Teacher, Bad Teacher

Somewhere around the end of my last year in the primary school, a summer camp organizer sent a survey to be filled by the attendees and their teachers. On this survey one had to fill, among other things, their hobby. I typed “physics”. Later, after filling the form to the limit of my competence, I handed it to my teacher to complete. I was called shortly after to explain myself from the “stupid joke”. The…

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Everybody Wants to Be a Wizard

Being a part of IT community for quite some time – entitles me to mock it a bit – as I am doing it at my own expense. In a behind-the-scenes discussion with my colleagues, I came once with an idea of clustering types of people working in the IT – which I have called later “The S^2 Model”. Although seemingly purely playful, it had some basic reasoning underneath. In The S^2 Model, the first…

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Coding Before It Was Cool

I was 9 when I got my very first computer and although solid 3 decades have passed since then – I still remember the overwhelming excitement it brought about. I can even recall the distinct smell. Commodore 64C (C64), as it happened to be the unit I got, had a beautiful scent of warm plastic mixed with metallic fragrance of overheated components. Its external power supply was famous for warming up beyond any measure of…

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The Power of Podcasts

Just a few years back no one expected that podcasts, basically a radio on demand, will become so popular. With constantly narrowing attention span, demand for more visual stimulation (figuratively speaking – colors screaming into our faces) and continuously decreasing amount of spare time – podcast seemed like a lost cause. And yet here they stand, with 2 out of 3 people in the US listening to online audio during the month (according to The…

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Mindset of an Alien

Kid in a stroller, being pushed along the sidewalk, plays with a rattle. Baby clumsily manipulates the toy, looking at it from various angles. Finally, kid freezes for a moment and still looking at the toy – drops it on the ground. When a baby cautiously drops something – it’s an important and weighty experiment. Because it is far from obvious that all dropped things fall, why should they! Indeed, in our earthly realms they…

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