Link Roundup 2014-09-26

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It’s been a good week for family. Mom was in town and we got to hang out a bit. Earlier in the week we had a nice lunch at the Old Key Lime House in Lantana, Florida. If you’ve never been, put it on your list. It’s a nice little hangout and the food is filling and fresh. Just don’t feed the birds. While it was a good week for family, it wasn’t such a…

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Link Roundup 2014-09-12

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I’ve been reading a book about military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and one topic which keeps coming up by the author is the weather and terrain in those locations. There is sand. Lots of sand and little (if any) grass. This got me thinking about what traits make the United States so great. One of them has to be our natural resources. Ample water, vegetation and the ability to grow things opens up so…

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Getting Real – Book on Web Applications

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Yea yea yea I know the book is about five years old at this point but in case you’ve never picked up a copy, do yourself a favor and get Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application by the Basecamp crew (formerly 37signals). The book is a very quick read and you could probably get through it in half a day (or a several lunch breaks). The book isn’t technical but…

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Rework by Jason Fried

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A while back a co-worker introduced me to the book Rework and other materials associated with Jason Fried and the 37signals crew.  If you haven’t done so already, go get the book and read it.  It’ll take you all of an afternoon to read it.   As I read through the book, I kept trying to picture some of the philosophies outlined being put into practice at my current and previous workplaces. Most of these…

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