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So you want to be an entrepreneur – Course Review

So you want to be an entrepreneur is a course by Dan Appleman in PluralSight. It covers some interesting elements, including what you will go through as an entrepreneur, looking at goals, coming up with the idea, hiring, accounting, and funding. I learned quite a bit, as while I’ve been an entrepreneur for decades – […]

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Product Review

Pluralsight – “New Course Available”

It is a small UI change, but with big consequences for the user: When you are looking at channels (their version of bookmarks), “New Course Available” might appear. If you click on it, you get a box like this: So you learn about the new course, avoid wasting time viewing outdated material and replace it […]

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Course Review

Learning technology in the information age – Course Review

Learning technology in the information age, by Dan Appleman, is a short (2 hour) course in how to learn tech in the most effective way for your career. This is part of Pluralsight. I liked the way that he divided the tracks in learning technology: Fundamentals – the basics, can last a long time, but […]

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Course Review

SuperHuman Academy Procrastination Course Review

I have recently taken the SuperHuman Academy’s Procrastination course (not sure how to link – I can’t view the course if I am not logged in. Also – their affiliate system buttons don’t work, and telling them didn’t help, so there are no affiliate links here). The course is just a few hours. Since I have a […]

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Book Review

Architects of Intelligence – Book Review

Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it, by Martin Ford, is a series of interviews with people who are in the forefront of AI development. There are many names that will pop to anyone interested in the field, such as Andrew Ng (actually took an online course with him, very […]

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Product Review

HelpXPlain – Product Review

HelpXPlain is a tool for making “videos” with step by step explanations, and screencasts. They are not really videos – it uses Javascript and images to make something that looks like a video, but is much smaller and more fluid. If perhaps you used something like Instant Demo (which hasn’t been updated for a while), […]

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Book Review

The Only Skill that Matters – Book Review

The Only Skill that Matters, by Jonathan Levi, is a book that covers a number of techniques for learning. Personally there was very little I learned from the book – but I had already watched his course on the subject, plus others, and I just read UltraLearning , which covers several parts of the subject. […]

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Fake news game adds resistance to misinformation

Quite interesting. Some researchers created a game where you make a fake news organization, and thus learn the techniques they use. After playing, people are more likely to spot fake news. That can help against the epidemic of fake news, that is now everywhere in the world and really harming everything, from democracy to health. […]

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PluralSight – Review

I just realized that I apparently never posted about PluralSight, even though I reviewed a bunch of courses I took there. PluralSight has a lot of courses in many areas. This includes development, game development, art, devops and more. They also have smart systems that will evaluate you and suggest courses in a specific area, […]

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XAML Layout In Depth: Course Review

XAML Layout In Depth, by Thomas Claudius Huber is another interesting PluralSight course. It covers Layout in XAML (both WPF and WinRT/UWP). It mostly covers a tiny fraction of WPF 4.5 Unleashed, but as it has been a couple of years since I read that, the refresher was useful. The MVVM examples are also interesting, […]