Coding as a Communicative Act
Coding is made up of what you might call wibbly-wobbly, languagey-wanguagey… stuff. Where it diverges from human language is really fascinating.

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Some examples of Mongo Scala Driver usage
Sometimes in #consultantLife you find yourself in the middle of an obscure, sparsely-blogged-about problem–say, your¬†Scala API suddenly¬†needs to talk to a Mongo database. And you ask yourself, “How did I get here? This is not my beautiful SQL…” But the only way out is through, so you install the Mongo Scala Driver and forge ahead. But it would be just, like, SUPER helpful if you had a few more examples of how to use it.

I’m here for you, friend.

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The List is Done!
I’ve done it. I’ve finished the list. I am now officially a science fiction expert! So now that I’m done, let me synthesize my findings.

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Best of Science Fiction #31: Anthony Burgess, “A Clockwork Orange”
A hoodlum hoodlums too hard. The state tries to reform him through aversion therapy.

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Best of Science Fiction #28: Orson Scott Card, “Ender’s Shadow”
Hey, you liked Ender’s Game right? So much that you want to hear the story again from a different perspective? Let’s go with, uh, I dunno, how about Bean.

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