For my Earlham friends
- Click here if you would like me to write a letter of recommendation.
- Here are some tools I use. As a student you will probably want to use them as well.
- For context, I went to school at Earlham. As a student I appeared in promotional videos and interviews.
- You should own your digital home.
- Good social media guidelines.
- Things every computer user should know how to do
- Good tech habits
- Tech security basics
Podcasts and podcast episodes
Reply All (assume these aren’t safe for work)
- Long Distance, Part I and Part II
- The Case of the Phantom Caller
- At World’s End
- INVCEL (possibly disturbing content)
- In the Tall Grass (second part, on the frog)
The Soundtrack Show on the music of the original Mario game.
- Compute performance – distance of data as a measure of latency
- Fast software – the best software
- What every computer science major should know
- Where to get good data
- What programmers should know about memory
- What every developer needs to know about Unicode and character sets
- Stop trying to fix your users. And being so smug.
- Set up ssh keys.
- Setting up a development environment on Windows 10 equipped with bash and Linux
- Chris Hayes and Tim Wu discuss why the Internet is now bad.
- Then again, the Internet has been bad for a long time.
- Also WiFi is kind of bad.
- AI is overhyped for now.
- AI is probably appropriately-hyped for the future.
- For want of a comprehensive narrative news story that’s definitely better, read the Wikipedia page on the context for the story of Russia’s digital attacks.
- I know it’s a quadrillion news cycles in the past now, but I suspect it’s still relevant: that guy at Google who wrote the terrible memo was terrible at his job and Google was right to get rid of him.
- The Internet of Things isn’t trying to kill you.
Finally, consider reading the college’s Principles and Practices. We never uphold our ideals completely, even when we consciously try, but the notion that we have a set of ideals that we share (in full or in part) and try to live is an important part of being a member of a community.