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Java's String.split()

Just ran into a “gotcha” in Java that had me scratching my head. I had a string of the form "abc.def.ghi" and I wanted to split it on the dot (".") character. S...

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2011 Goals

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners c...

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Does the computer programming profession have a future?

My answer on Quora to Does the computer programming profession have a future?:

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Flatland and my adventures in Stanford's libraries

I almost forgot to post this tale, but I recently ran across the relevant photos on my phone and knew I had to write something.

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My hackday project is live: The Resume Builder

Last Friday, I got my first project up on LinkedIn Labs: Resume Builder. This little app will take your LinkedIn profile and convert it into a beautiful resume....

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2010 Crossfit Games: Northern California Qualifier, Day 2

After a smooth first day of competition, Sunday was a bit of a mess. Although all of Saturday’s scores and standings were available online, no one really knew ...

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2010 Crossfit Games: Northern California Qualifier, Day 1

The Crossfit Games are the olympics of Crossfit. They are held each year in Aromas, California and claim the winner is the “fittest person on earth” (check out ...

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This is an essay I wrote during an all-nighter for a Freshmen Writing Seminar at Cornell in 2002. The professor was not impressed, but I got a kick out of re-re...

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My life goals

I was watching Fight Club the other day for probably the 30th time and one particular scene really stuck with me. On a rainy night, Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) is ...

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