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Advice for New Coders: How to Be Job Ready

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Last month Mission Data developers and operations personnel attended the Code Louisville job fair. The goal of the job fair was to allow those who had completed the first Code Louisville curriculum course to share the knowledge and skills they’d learned with potential employers.

We were happy…

Unless you are the very best JavaScript coder ever in the history of the world you need to learn more than just what you’re picking up at Treehouse to be ready for a job in an agency or development shop. Sound advice in this post. 

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I have learned that a man has the right and obligation to look down at another man, only when that man needs help to get up from the ground.


Say always what you feel, not what you think. If I knew that today is the last time that that I am going to see you asleep, I would hug you with all my strength and I would pray to the Lord to let me be the guardian angel of your soul. If I knew that these are the last moments to see you, I would say “I love you.”


There is always tomorrow, and life gives us another opportunity to do things right, but in case I am wrong, and today is all that is left to me, I would love to tell you how much I love you & that I will never forget you.

farewell letter of gabriel garcia marquez

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A thousand no's

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Over on Quora, a user asks, “Why doesn’t Chrome have an option to put tabs on the bottom?” Chrome developer Evan Martin answers:

Broadly, “why doesn’t Chrome do [x]” can almost always be answered by “because [y] and [z] were considered more important and we don’t have time to do everything.”

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Payard opened his first New York patisserie on the Upper East Side in 1997. He discovered that his clientele was largely Jewish and quickly learned to respond to their preferences. “If you’re Jewish you want to see Passover,” he said. “You don’t want to see a rabbit next to you.” Soon his customers requested chocolate-covered matzah, but Payard created a more festive version of the old standby: He’d dip it in butter and brown sugar and bake before dipping it in chocolate; afterward, he’d sprinkle with salt. Although not Jewish himself, Payard wanted to make the holiday more special. “If clients are celebrating Passover,” he said, “why not try to make them happy.”

French Pastry Chef Francois Payard’s Passover Desserts – Tablet Magazine

With two excellent bakeries in this town owned by Jewish women I *wish* one of them would take this attitude and make awesome stuff for Jewish holidays.

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What You Need To Know About the Heartbleed Bug

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imageOver the past few days there has been a lot of talk about the security of SSL, the encryption protocol which enables secure transactions on the Internet. Unfortunately, due to a bug in the most popular Open Source SSL library, OpenSSL, an estimated 66% of the world’s secure sites, including…

I’m going to recommend 1Password instead of LastPass but whichever you choose it’s time to up your password strategy. 

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It has been my own practice for the past few years to reject bitterness and remember that I am the child of Abraham who ran out into the street to welcome the stranger. My small Passover table has been open to those who I know were not invited elsewhere. I am the one bringing Moroccan carrot salad or Ethiopian lentil soup to synagogue events to remind others that Jewish food is more than kugel and bagels. I would love to see the story of Esther read, as we do every year during Purim, as we sit down to a Persian dinner. Some people may grumble that I don’t bring “jewish” food. Others will rejoice at new choices. On the African-American side, I am lucky that most of my Black friends have decided that pork is unhealthy. I seldom have to avoid their meals for religious reasons. My two traditions, Black and Jewish, echo each other in surprising ways. When at their best, they are proud of their differences. When at their best, they remember what it means to be a stranger.
Black & Jewish in New Orleans | BrassyBrown.com