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“I had the pleasure of working directly with Kim for one year. Kim is one of the hardest working individuals I have come across in quite some time – she a very driven individual, always going the extra mile, and very efficient and focused.
Kim has so much enthusiasm that even in idle conversation one can be inspired to do something great, try a new process, research a new idea… whatever it may be, Kim has found a way to exceed my very high expectations.
Kim is great at working through tough problems and implementing strategies and solutions that work very well for all parties involved – she excels in progressive environments and has a certain “spark” that makes working with her very enjoyable and highly addictive.
Kim is very smart, generous, funny, and will shine in nearly any creative environment that is lucky enough to have her around. It was a true pleasure to work with her, and to this day, on an emotional level, Kim remains a part of our team.”
- Tony Marik, Senior Account Manager, Switch Video
November 14, 2011
Great article by Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone:
There’s no better symbol of the gloom and psychological repression of modern America than the banking system, a huge heartless machine that attaches itself to you at an early age, and from which there is no escape. You fail to receive a few past-due notices about a $19 payment you missed on that TV you bought at Circuit City, and next thing you know a collector has filed a judgment against you for $3,000 in fees and interest. Or maybe you wake up one morning and your car is gone, legally repossessed by Vulture Inc., the debt-buying firm that bought your loan on the Internet from Chase for two cents on the dollar. This is why people hate Wall Street. They hate it because the banks have made life for ordinary people a vicious tightrope act; you slip anywhere along the way, it’s 10,000 feet down into a vat of razor blades that you can never climb out of.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-i-stopped-worrying-and-learned-to-love-the-ows-protests-20111110#ixzz1dW0eKoT7
Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning an attempt to shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 17, as part of a series of actions to mark the movement’s two-month birthday, according to a Facebook page that went live Friday.
“Join Occupy Wall Street and 99%ers from across the country as we shut down the stock market by throwing a block party the 1% will never forget,” the page states.
Sources within the Occupy Wall Street movement confirmed that the page, which details plans to stop the opening bell from ringing, is authentic.
Read more: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20111111/FINANCE/111119966#ixzz1dVzpi5o7
This relates to programming, but I think it extends to learning just about anything new:
Learning to program is like learning to swim. No amount of theory is a substitute for diving into the pool and flailing around in the water gasping for air. The first time you sink under the water, you panic, but when you bob to the surface and gulp in some air, you feel elated. You think to yourself, “I can swim.” At least that’s how I felt when I learned to swim.
- from Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce Tate
Check out the article on Mashable, the pros and cons list is bang-on: