The 13 Virtues of Professional Geeks

In 1726, Benjamin Franklin devised 13 virtues he graded himself on for continuous self improvement. Some 290 years later, they still apply. I've adapted them with a humorous twist for software developers, devops, data scientists.

Learning Tips, Self Improvement

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How much to spend on learning after college?

If you just graduated from college or are already well into your career, her's a news flash - the learning never stops. Some fields require regular learning in the form of continuing education units (CEUs) ...

Career

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Flash cards - recopy, sort, and sleep - a system to boost your learning

To stay current and boost my mental performance I keep a deck of flash cards on hand and rotate the cards often. I have a specific system, discussed below, that helps me master information faster. ...

Learning Tips

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