Logistically it actually makes sense. But culturally it’s a real fuck-you to San Franciscans not riding the tech bubble economy.
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People always ask me why do I wear headwraps. I could do a super long explanation of my 3 total years living in West and Southern Africa and how it is an homage to all the wonderful Aunties and Sisters that I meant there, but…
the truth is that I hate spending more than 20 minutes getting ready in the morning.
I once read that President Obama has 20 versions of the the same two suits (dark blue, dark gray), to limit the number of unnecessary decisions he has to make in a day. I do the same with my hair- two basic styles- either a headwrap or an “instant weave”. I am a black woman who literally spends less than 2 minutes on my hair every morning.
I encourage other black women to try this out and see how liberating it is not to think about your hair.
This is GIRLGEEKKAMPALA, the Ugandan initiative turning women into tech entrepreneurs The program was set up by Christine Ampaire, Richard Zulu, and Victor Miclovich, three tech leaders from Uganda frustrated with the barriers holding women back from careers in STEM. They not only put on…
These Grandfathers Getting Married Might Be The Best Thing You See Today
The New York Times first posted this video of two men who had been together since the Vietnam War, adopted a baby, became grandfathers, and finally got married.
Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones have been together a long time.
They were introduced through a mutual friend and…
They wrote just about every day when Billy was deployed to Vietnam.Via youtube.com
But they had to be careful, and wrote in code so their relationship was kept secret.
Then they adopted a child. They’re now grandfathers.
And last year this happened.
Which is pretty much the sweetest thing that ever happened.
The tears. The tears.
The first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011).
“At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the fir…st coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.”
Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets.
As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976.
Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.
Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.
Here’s a little practice I do. Before I take a break, or before I finish for the day, I like to leave code broken. As in, cannot compile. And with a note indicating what needs to be done next. This makes it easy to get into coding mode when you start again, because you have a direct goal instead of having to do a big planning session in your head.
The idea came from Richard Gabriel’s “Patterns of Software”, where he explains he always leaves his writing in the middle of a paragraph. I’ve done that quite often too, since reading that.
Seeking to mobilize technophiles in hacks that further Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s values, Black Techies joined forces with Tumblr to organize the MLK Dream Code Hackathon. Beginning the morning of January 18, the 30-plus-hour coding event attracted a mixed crowd of approximately 30 …
Many thanks to blackenterprise for covering the MLK Dream Code Hackathon.
Let’s lift up today’s women hackers as great examples to young girls. The more such examples we can provide, the less likely it is that future boneheads will make statements like, “[Women] haven’t b…
Having done work for the likes of Cee Lo Green and Snoop Dogg, Haitian-born Serge Gay Jr is an accomplished graphic artist whose paintings are influenced by popular culture. On his work, he says, “ I love to showcase that journey from being born a Haitian then moving to America in the hopes of “the” American life at the age of three and the changes that comes along with that. Coming from a small island to the big New York, then later to Miami, that journey, having to adjust and trying to find ways to fit in. It made a good story for my art. English was not my first language; therefore art became my new way to communicate.”