links: Goldman Sachs, Santorum v. Romney, rubber ducking

Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs – written by a guy who was high up and seemed to really believe in the company. As Lawrence Lessig points out, this is not surprising given the market incentives – once Goldman Sachs went public and a bunch of regulations were removed, it’s a race to the bottom. Related: Why I am leaving the Empire, by Darth Vader.

– A cool triangle viewer of who voted for Santorum and Romney – most of this stuff is fairly obvious (rich people tend to vote Romney, “true conservatives” tend to vote for Santorum) but it’s a neat way to visualize it.

Rubber Duck Problem Solving – at NI we call this “lamp-posting”, and it works. Is there something about programming in particular that makes this work, or does just saying other sorts of problems aloud help too?

The Browser You Loved to Hate – Even Microsoft is making fun of old versions of IE now! (and, yeah, IE9 and 10 are definitely steps in the right direction)

What America Sells To The World – a lot of stuff!

Flying people over NYC! That is some clever marketing.

One thought on “links: Goldman Sachs, Santorum v. Romney, rubber ducking”

  1. I found “lamp-posting” to work quite well back when I was a full-time librarian — no programming involved. I’d go to ask my boss a question that I’d been struggling with for a while, and halfway through asking her the question, the answer would come to me. Nowadays, I’ll get the same result when asking Andrew things. Never thought to try it with an inanimate object, though.


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