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Basically... yeah :). Thanks for summing it up for me!

Something else is I also don't really like IDEs. They really are a symptom of a larger problem. And the code navigation tools that ship with most Smalltalk's really suck. They're like looking at the code through a straw, and its really hard to quickly grasp the pattern of how things hang together unless there is a comment describing it.

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Kind of random that this got picked up... I wrote that post a long time ago... I think maybe sometime in 2009.

I still maintain a production application I wrote with Seaside, however my day job now entails Sproutcore & Rails.

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Sorry about that, it was intended to be an introduction to a series of articles comparing the two. You can e-mail me if you want more details.

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I love the "worlds smallest cat at only 0.9 inches long". So funny in a completely nerdtastic way.

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Also the name is delightfully nerdy; I'll bet current only flows one way through that cat, at least under low loads.

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I'm getting tired of all of the "geek humor" everywhere ( unicorns, ponies, lolcatz, etc.) however... I fit this description of a "poet" to a T.

At one start up a few years ago, my title on my business card was even "Code Poet".

I also happen to have an undergrad degree in Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry.

IMHO, studying poetry gives one practice in saying only what you mean and focusing on the semantics and syntax of language both technically & aesthetically. I also think that one should have an education in Liberal Arts to truly understand great design; whether that's software architecture, visual design, or business models.

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this x1000.

I can't count the # of times my tests were failing on new code I wrote and it took me one second to look at is and say, "Oh yeah... this" and just flip -> to =>. So easy.

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#1 question: What kinds of seeds are in there?

Other questions: are the plants an invasive species? will they crowd out other plants? I imagine if they can be thrown "anywhere" they don't need much water/soil to survive. Like most of the weeds growing around my backyard.

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Indeed, the title is misleading. The problem-solving abilities referenced in the title are those of solving the problem of finding what you want, not general problem-solving abilities.

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It was taken directly from the article -- "today, many users are so reliant on search that it's undermining their problem-solving abilities" -- and made to fit in 80 characters.

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My favorite part is towards the end, "rich stare into the abyss a bit more starkly than the rest of us."

Not being rich, but being able to use my imagination and reason to figure out logical conclusions, I have come to realize that it is not about what you have, or who you are, but about how you're being. In the end everyone dies naked and alone regardless of how much or little money/friends/love/whatever you have.

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Most VC's are backed by enormous pension funds and/or other group retirement vehicles. This is how they can afford to bet large sums of money on multiple companies with an expected payoff of only 1 in 10 companies on long time frames.

The pension isn't using that money (right now anyway), so the VC is free to do with it what they want, and in the end the money comes back to the pension in multiples.

At least this is my understanding talking to an actual VC (not in a fund-raising situation, just casually).

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