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Followers

At the time of this writing, I'm on the brink of passing 5,000 followers on Twitter. I honestly couldn't care about how many followers I have, with two exceptions: each new follower means a larger network with which I can share my crazy thoughts and expertise, and also every…

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Needles

I lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for two years. Like many cities with a high number of corporate headquarters, Charlotte has seen a massive number of newcomers flocking towards jobs and opportunities. Add to that some fairly decent weather, affordably-priced housing, and a feel-good-family-friendly nature, and it's pretty obvious why…

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Literature, Twitterverse, Community, Latinos

Literature by American Latinos

Recently on Twitter, I asked for recommendations of authors of Latino/Hispanic descent. In particular, I wanted authors on the same level as Toni Morrison and Frederick Douglass: ones who could give me perspective on life in the US while brown. Here's what the Twitterverse came up with: Sandra Cisneros…

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programming

So Many Programming Languages!

"How do you remember and keep track of all the different programming languages you know? Do you ever confuse them and mix up the syntax?" - Maddy, a high school student in a programming summer camp Hi Maddy! Your question is an excellent one. It’s true, keeping track of…

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Patriotism

I worry about the people who never leave their home countries: they tend to assume that the rest of the world is exactly like their own or - worse - that it's exactly as someone else has described it to them. They think they understand the world and all of…

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