hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,
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Random Musings/links

Very cool article about someone who left a comfortable career as a coder and went to become a bicycle courier. Slightly romanticized - there's definitely a part of me that thinks it'd be a fun job, but there's another part of me that thinks it'd kick my butt.

This seems like a fun project as well . . .

Lastly, Wired had this well written article about "four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix took on the best from M.I.T. in the national underwater bot championship." It's a feel-good article, that makes you cheer for the undocumented Mexican immigrants, as they go up against the behemoth that is M.I.T. As this comment on Slashdot points out, the article though has a slant at the end, talking about how there are tons of undocumented immigrants, who can't go to college because they don't qualify for financial aid (being non-citizens and all), w/o mentioning that if we did extend these benefits to all, then we'd have more US citizens in this quandary. The Social Darwinist in me says open up financial aid to all, and the ability will prevail and make it through - and we might shrink the gap that makes many of these illegals second class citizens. Of course, there's probably a lot of ancillary issues I don't know about . . .

Dave's graduating from law school on May 21st, and is getting married on August 20th. Hopefully I'll be in the area so I can attend his wedding. It's interesting to see where we are since having graduated 3 years ago . . .
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