This is twitter.com/BillSeitz's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following twitter.com/BillSeitz's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
twitter.com/BillSeitz
Recent Activity
1. I agree with a previous commenter that Quora may be the ideal forum for this kind of question. 2. CS programs seem to share little with the programming-real-world. So not enjoying the degree might not be predictive. You should: * try doing some totally different variety of programming on the side * establish a "minor" in some other field to broaden your options 3. A couple context-variables that might drive your happiness as a programmer, so maybe try changing those variables: * the language you use (if your experience is mainly in 1) (run away from Java!) * the types of programs you've written (e.g. business-process support, HR, etc.) 4. Maybe Passion is the wrong metric. http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/SoGoodTheyCantIgnoreYou 5. Maybe thinking of programming as your "minor" within a different field would make sense. ZedShaw wrote: "Programming as a profession is only moderately interesting. It can be a good job, but you could make about the same money and be happier running a fast food joint. You're much better off using code as your secret weapon in another profession. People who can code in the world of technology companies are a dime a dozen and get no respect. People who can code in biology, medicine, government, sociology, physics, history, and mathematics are respected and can do amazing things to advance those disciplines." http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/advice.html
Interesting that they didn't include any "modern" art, much less "contemporary".
Toggle Commented May 10, 2011 on art makes you feel good at sippey.com
1 reply
I wonder how all the ads from the underlying BonApetit site (to take your example above) will be displayed?
1 reply
I summarize your point as "Social networks are effective at building new social/cultural/economic patterns and institutions that will replace their outmoded predecessors without direct attack/confrontation." Which I think is largely true. But what if the old guard won't *let* you grow those alternatives? http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/WarOnTheNet
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2010 on Make The Revolution at dashes.com
1 reply
1. I think the way that Google has engineered their capital structure (different classes of stock, etc.) had signalled "We're not necessarily going to mindlessly seek to maximize shareholder value." So I'm not convinced they "should be doing what's right for them to maximize the long term value for their shareholders". 2. I agree with your point that selling out wireless neutrality seems very shortsighted. Unless that's just a next-12-months phase of gamesmanship. Because who can tell, once their behavior is limited only by what's "within their rights"? 3. Until (heh) there's much more reliability/interop, gadget purchasing becomes an investment in an ecosystem. Last week I was impatient for a good Android tablet. That ardor has cooled.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2010 on surrender monkeying at sippey.com
1 reply
So, it's their duty-for-shareholders to do whatever they can get away with within the boundaries of lobbyist-influenced law? Not a great year to fall back on that argument....
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2010 on surrender monkeying at sippey.com
1 reply
Hmm would that (the Processing environment) be allowed?
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2010 on programmable "keyboards" at sippey.com
1 reply
But have you bought one of her books? Would you pay to go to one of her shows? To half-quote-myself, she's the Maxim of comedy.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2010 on salon on chelsea at sippey.com
1 reply
"To the Bookmobile. My thirst must be slaked..." 20min later, the nondescript van pulls up to a bookstop on the information superhighway. The window lowers, and a pale finger bekons outside. "You, the postmodern cookbook. Yessss, you'll do fine....."
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2010 on kindle as service v. kindle as product at sippey.com
1 reply
As Yogi says, it's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. I'm a little skeptical that, under the scenario of a new Republican president, this group will be as large/loud in stopping *that* guy's big-gov policies. More importantly, as you've pointed out, guerilla movements usually fail at actually accomplishing anything positive, vs blocking the actions of others. I think that tends to result in more-pathological govt programs because anything *coherent* gets shouted down, but Congress always finds *something* to pass, so it's a huge mess.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2010 on THE TEA PARTY at Global Guerrillas
Have you tried http://m.businessweek.com/ ? I'm not quite clear on what your desire is. Is it pretty "page" layouts? Offline use? Or are those "feed" apps just raw text with no images at all?
Maybe you could get some people to try different things (wood pellets, geothermal), and share info about results/hints...
1 reply
I'd forgotten that scene, what a classic. (The scene and the series. I've even take the later seasons of lots of other junk....)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2010 on an anecdote of no small amusement at sippey.com
1 reply
Blech, Calibre doesn't seem to be handling those 2-column pages well, either. Maybe it could, but I don't have the patience for it either! (Note that Calibre will output epub and other ebook formats, but not HTML. But if you take an epub file and change its extension to .gzip, you can unzip as usual and find a directory of XHTML files, etc.)
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2009 on why what matters now just won't at sippey.com
1 reply
Don't forget that Seth was key in creating ChangeThis, the ultimate PDFs-that-should-be-web-pages service. I dunno how well it will handle the 2-column mess, but you might want to try Calibre, open-source software for converting document formats. I've generated epub files from book-length PDFs with a fair amount of success... (it might turn multi-column stuff which is really done like a table into an image) http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual/faq.html#what-formats-does-app-support-conversion-to-from
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2009 on why what matters now just won't at sippey.com
1 reply
Celebrity spouses could monitor the option prices. "Lucy, you got some splainin to do!"
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2009 on and now? not so much. at sippey.com
1 reply
Though perhaps a class-action lawsuit for alienation of adulation would be appropriate.
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2009 on and now? not so much. at sippey.com
1 reply
That's why I always buy Idol Insurance, so that if the processing of projecting my hopes and dreams onto the packaged-presentation of a distant celebrity should happen to lead to disappointment, I'm covered....
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2009 on and now? not so much. at sippey.com
1 reply
After you hit the Reply button/link, look for an "Edit Subject" link above the reply form.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2009 on Solution To Long-Winded Emails at /Message
1 reply
Are you sure this wasn't ghost-written by Will Ferrell? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjaya_Malakar#Projects
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2009 on james franco, performance artist at sippey.com
1 reply
Making DRM schemes that support complicated transactions (lending, etc.) is the ass-backward answer. The answer is to stop believing that *this time* DRM will work. Give it up, settle on social-DRM, and keep things simple and consumer-friendly. The gains will outweigh the losses.
snarkiest comment: "try a jitterbug"
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2009 on because everyone loves a battle at sippey.com
1 reply
Oops, I see your next post gives lots more detail. (Is there Tumblr-reblog-spam to the extent that there's always been trackback-spam?)
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on Typepad Goes After Tumblr at /Message
1 reply
Wouldn't it make more sense to reblog via an RSS aggregator?
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on Typepad Goes After Tumblr at /Message
1 reply
Wow, someone did some vetting of her? Really?
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2009 on sorry you lost; here's your invoice. at sippey.com
1 reply