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Too Old to Code?
I was recently asked the following on Quora [http://www.quora.com/Im-25-and-wish-to-learn-programming-Am-I-to-old-to-become-successful-The-media-portrays-successful-programmers-who-are-worth-millions-to-have-started-coding-from-a-very-young-age] : > I’m 25 and wish to learn programming. Am I to old to become successful? The media portrays successful programmers who are worth millions to have started coding from a very young age. Here’s my answer:
Legality aside, I really wanted Aereo to win. Consumers face unreasonable prices and have few choices when it comes to US TV providers. As a whole, the industry is outdated and in serious need of competition. A decision for Aereo would have driven disruptive innovation and forced Big Cable towards
Learning for 2014
Favorite Tech in 2014: – Elementary OS [http://elementaryos.org/] – a beautifully minimalist Ubuntu-based Linux Distro – Reporter App [http://www.reporter-app.com/] – flexible self tracking with a phenomenal UI – Unix Command Line – crucial as I’ve started learning node.js [http://nodejs.org/] – Atom.io [https://atom.io/] – recently moved over
Editor Wars: Picking the Right Tool for the Job
As the development application space has undergone a Cambrian explosion of sorts, it’s easy to feel like we are drowning in tools [http://www.sitepoint.com/drowning-in-tools-web-development-industry/]. Since this time last year, I’ve worked within a dizzying number of editing applications. I’ve tried newcomers like Atom.io
Aereo - Oral Arguments
After listening to the oral argument today (available here [http://www.oyez.org/cases/2010-2019/2013/2013_13_461#argument]), I predict it’ll be a close decision in Aereo’s favor. A decision against them could wreak havoc throughout the cloud computing industry. It would be more appropriate for
My Custom IoT Portfolio
Motif Investing offers the unique ability to turn ideas and global trends into a financial investment opportunity. My internet of things portfolio (featured below) consists of both established component manufacturers as well as big up and coming players in the market. This includes manufacturers of diversified machinery, semi-conductors, integrated circuits,
Bitcoin is a hyperdeflationary cryptocurrency. What’s that, you ask? Before examining hyperdeflation, it’s helpful to examine the opposite phenomenon since most are probably more familiar with it. Hyperinflation occurs when there’s a continuing increase in the supply of money without corresponding growth in the output of goods
Aereo - The Future of Television?
[https://nickfogle.com/content/images/2014/06/Aereo-Explained.jpg] Oral argument is coming up in the case ofABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. Before they can change the future of television, Aereo must take on a host of cable giants in a classic David vs. Goliath style Supreme Court match-up. Just
I felt foolish the first time I exchanged “real money” for digital money. It was about four years before Bitcoin, and some friends and I were playing a silly little MMORPG [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massively_multiplayer_online_role-playing_game] called Dofus [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dofus]. After
I was flipping through The Economist a few years back when I came across an article called, “Print Me a Stradivarius.” [https://nickfogle.com/content/images/2013/08/Stradivarius.jpg] A Stradivarius is one of the world renowned stringed instruments made by Antonio Stradivari between the years 1680 and 1725.
The design firm, Vitamins, was the2012 Interaction Design Award Winner [http://awards.ixda.org/entry/2013/out-of-the-box/]for their brilliant design of a cell phone manual. The final product is a fine example of what can happen when designers make empathy a priority in UX design. The phone is packaged
The Best Interface Is No Interface.
For years, human computer interaction was limited to a blinking cursor and the cathode glow of the command line interface. [https://nickfogle.com/content/images/2013/02/command-line-interface.jpg]Unix Command Line Xerox changed the game with the first graphical user interface, and Apple followed suit with its own black
Ideas while studying for the Bar
Books are broken. Times have changed and new informational mediums are simply more effective at exchanging technology. People like my outlines. Why not capitalize on my ability to synthesize and organize information. Parents spend $$$ to send their children to college. Do they remember how little they retained in their own