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Workforce Diversity in Tech Companies

The other day, my news feed popped up an article that referenced one on bloomberg.com titled “Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders its Efforts to Create a Diverse Workforce”. See https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-09/facebook-s-hiring-process-hinders-its-effort-to-create-a-diverse-workforce. Because I work in a tech environment and I’ve helped my … Continue reading

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An Angular 2 Hello World Web Site

Angular 2 is a YAJF — yet another JavaScript framework. I’ve worked with the older AngularJS framework but hadn’t worked with Angular 2 so I thought I’d take a look. From my perspective, Angular 2 is really an entire programming … Continue reading

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The Missing Square Trick and Evil Ed

My old college roommate Ed is evil. But in a good way. In my undergraduate days at UC Irvine, one of my roommates was Ed K. We went through all kinds of adventures together at school, in Las Vegas, in … Continue reading

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Statistics and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Results

My educational background is in statistics, psychology, and computer science. I’m sometimes skeptical about all three. A good case in point is various analyses of the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Here’s a map of election results generated … Continue reading

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A Look at Visual Studio 2017

I spend a huge amount of my work time using the Visual Studio (VS) program. VS is a very complex set of tools that software developers can use to write computer programs. The current version of VS is Visual Studio … Continue reading

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Universal Windows Platform – A First Look

With Windows 10 and Visual Studio, developers can (in theory) write one program that will work on any device that runs Windows 10 — a desktop PC, a Windows 10 Mobile device (yeah, right!), a Web site, a Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at KeystoneJS

I took KeystoneJS out for a quick test recently. KeystoneJS is yet another JavaScript framework, designed to create a Web site / Content Management System (CMS) along the lines of WordPress. My overall opinion of KeystoneJS was mixed. On the … Continue reading

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