Khan Academy is doing a fund raiser and I just donated $10 to help out – my kids have easily gotten that much value out of it (and I wish I could get them to use it more!). Every little bit helps.Read more "Supporting Khan Academy"
One of my current projects is PASSWatch. Right now it’s mostly aggregation which I think has value, but I hope to do more over time including news and maybe opinions. I get by on writing (and hope to get better at it), but I don’t know much about journalism. When I want to learn something […]Read more "Learning About Journalism"
If you work with colleagues that aren’t as interested in growing and learning as you are, I hope you’ll read Infect Your Colleagues with the Learning Bug. It’s both a how-to and a caution against pushing too hard. It’s an interesting topic, I’ll be curious to see the tone of the discussion that develops.Read more "SSC Editorial: Infect Your Colleagues with the Learning Bug"
It’s good to remember that the ideas and challenges of mastering a craft – any craft – have been around a while. No, the world of IT doesn’t match exactly to building woodworking or cooking or anything else, but the path to mastery is really close to the same. It takes time, but not just […]Read more "Sometimes Cheaper Makes Sense / Mastering the Basics Always Does"
I learned something from you – that was something someone said to me at the end of a recent consulting engagement. I wasn’t teaching, just doing, so that it made it all the more interesting to hear. Part compliment, part acknowledgement, maybe even part surprise, regardless, it was a very nice thing to be told. […]Read more "I Learned Something From You"