5 Things You Absolutely Don't Want to Be When You Grow Up | Brazen Life -
I liked the bored part. Its easy to feel bored and when you haven’t tried taking on more responsibilities , you look at getting a new job as the only way out.
Robots Developing Human-Like Senses, Abilities, and Limited Autonomy to Take On Undesirable Jobs
It may seem uncomfortably close to science fiction, but robots are moving ever nearer to having humanlike abilities to smell, feel and see their surroundings, allowing them to operate more independently and perform some of the dangerous, dirty and dull jobs people don’t want to do.
They can “smell” gas leaks, conduct underwater surveillance and even sort boxes by shape and color and toss them into the appropriate warehouse bin. Advances in sensor technology and software allow these machines to make split-second decisions without human masters overseeing them about how to follow a scent trail or where to go to next.
“They are gaining human capabilities, whether it’s smell, or touch or recognizing our voices,” said Daniel H. Wilson, a PhD in robotics and the author of “Robopocalypse” … “If they are going to solve human problems, they will have to have human abilities. Those are things that robots will have to understand if they play a role in our lives.”
Until now, robots have had to navigate with small infrared sensors that keep them from bumping into things. Some have relied on video cameras that send images to human operators. But a new generation of robots is gaining the ability to understand voices, see objects with the same depth perception as humans and use grasping arms that have dexterity close to that of humans.
…Most robots with advanced sensing abilities are still in the experimental stage. More than toys but not yet tools, they work well in the laboratory but can’t yet handle real-world situations.
(via Robots are getting closer to having humanlike abilities and senses - The Washington Post ht This Week in Creepy Robotics)
The Twelve-Factor App -
A methodology for building modern, scalable, maintainable software-as-a-service apps.
Just me. Jason Njoku.: Turning $25,000 down. -
Celestine just wrote a very honest tome of tiketmobile.com running out of money and what the lack of capital does to a startup. I applaud him, it must have been tough for him to share that story. It’s super important more of these stories come to light. I think it’s important to put a…
Lots of stories on the Nigerian Tech Startup scene. Learning a lot.
Monday morning special.. Pasts, ham, cheese, peas and loads of seasoning.
The Reluctant Programmer - Rather than urge their kids to be doctors or lawyers, some parents push their progeny to go into software development. Sometimes it works out. And sometimes the poor, benighted offspring gaze out of the office window yearning for hard labor in the 95-degree heat — anything except spending their lives doing something they don’t want to do, whether or not they have the aptitude for it. Usually their work is mediocre, and they’re out the door every day at 4:55 p.m. sharp. —
I thought this was interesting. Being reading lots of articles on Developer experiences