What I learned this week, May 17, 2013


Esquire: The Best of What I’ve Learned


The Jobs Question: Work Is A Human Right


100 Great Workout Songs


The 75 Books Every Man Should Read

An unranked, incomplete, utterly biased list of the greatest works of literature ever published. How many have you read?

I’ve read… 44 of these books, though many were so long ago I barely remember them. I hope I live long enough to get through them all.


A short film about the history of the place (sort of) where I work.

The Chip That Jack Built


Bicycle Lanes on the Jefferson Viaduct from Oak Cliff into downtown, Dallas.

Bicycle Lanes on the Jefferson Viaduct from Oak Cliff into downtown, Dallas.

NYC Study Finds Protected Bicycle Lanes Boost Local Business

Bike Lanes on Custer Road

Bike Lanes on Custer Road


Sorry, College Grads, I Probably Won’t Hire You

Takeaway from this article? Learn some programming.

In part, it’s not your fault. If you grew up and went to school in the United States, you were educated in a system that has eight times as many high-school football teams as high schools that teach advanced placement computer-science classes. Things are hardly better in the universities. According to one recent report, in the next decade American colleges will mint 40,000 graduates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, though the U.S. economy is slated to create 120,000 computing jobs that require such degrees. You don’t have to be a math major to do the math: That’s three times as many jobs as we have people qualified to fill them.


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