your favorite topic

and math

Money

Money is a difficult topic for many people. We don’t want to talk about it. We call it the root of all evil. However, we all need money. Therefore, we need to talk about it. We shall discuss money and math in future posts.

New fluff category

The fluff category is full of things you don’t need to know such as how many steps I walked today. The number so far today is 2446. You will also get to see seemingly random photos and screenshots such as this firefox nightly about screen (I will try to keep these at a minimum for text only readers). Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 9.49.46 AM

Article claims text is keeping kids from coding

An article on medium https://archive.fo/KnBbC claims that text is keeping kids from coding. “Coding is hard because text is scary,” it claims. What are your thoughts?

And math is going places

And math is going places and hopefully one of the places is the Amazon Alexa. Stay tuned for more information and how you can join the beta. You could listen to new articles at your leisure without lifting a finger by simply saying “Alexa, what’s the news?” Wouldn’t that be dandy?

There are no labels in an agile team

Not to sound too much like a cult follower but one of the things on the left that we value more is “individuals and interactions”.

Now before someone says “as a millennial, I don’t believe in labels” and laughs at me, let me preface that this is a thought piece and I have not yet implemented it in practice. I am hoping that writing out my thoughts will help me uncover the logical problems with my thought process and help enlighten me.

With that being said, lets jump into the topic. There are* no labels in an agile team.

*ok, well except there are labels

My thought is that there should not be a clear distinction between business, development, quality analysis, and whatever. Every team member should be able to contribute and create a pull request to any part of the system. We must evaluate every change and pull request on its own merit and distinct from the person who created it. Can we do that?

Cars

Assuming a household size of 2.58, a US population of about 318 million, and an annual sales figure of about 15 million we can say that the US buys about one car for every eight households every year.

Here is my thought process:

15 million * 21 = 315 million which is about 318 million

so about one car gets sold for every 21 people per year in the US

21/2.58 = 8.139 which is about 8

so about one car gets sold for every eight households per year in the US

Does this logic make any sense? Please leave a comment.

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A Primer on virtualenv

What is virtualenv and Why Should You Use It? Put simply (and copied from the project page), virtualenv is a tool to create isolated Python environments. Why is this good? You can create a new Pyth…

Source: A Primer on virtualenv