Link Roundup 2014-10-10

By October 10, 2014 links

Whole mess of links this week so let us just get to it….

Lessons From A Lifetime Of Being A Programmer
There is more than one way to skin a cat; from the cat’s perspective it doesn’t matter.

Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights to ensure greater privacy
Suddenly the power to abuse the open internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies.

Where the jobs are: The new blue collar
Vocational school has served many of my friends well.

100 Green-Eyed Dragons
Better than 100 green-eyed cats?

The new MSN arrives
They say 425 million will notice this month

Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined
I need a patent.

MySQL Offers a REST API
Our little Bobby Tables is all grown up.

Exodus: Elon Musk argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future
My dilemma? The people I’d volunteer to go I wouldn’t want to be the basis for a future humanity.

Mark Cuban’s 12 Rules for Startups
If the person demands to fly first class or to bring over a personal secretary, run away.

Microsoft reveals biggest-ever change in Windows updates
“As a result, a business can pick the speed of innovation that is right for each group of its users, rather than apply a one size fits all solution.”

Berners-Lee: ‘Computers are getting smarter. We’re not’
You might start to think of farming more like performance art, where you know the person who has done it.

Elon Musk: a Machine Tasked with Getting Rid of Spam Could End Humanity
Recursive self-improvement

Using the WMI Event Watcher Task in SSIS to Process Data Files
For just getting something done…