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My Life For The Code

Hello, I am no longer posting to this blog. Please check out my new blog at mylifeforthecode.com. Thanks, Shawn Rakowski

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My Beef With Goldilocks The Three Bears

I put my daughter to bed most nights, and just about every time I do I read her various books. One of these books is the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. There is a section of this book that drives

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Advice to Computer Science Students On Writing Resumes

One of my responsibilities at work is to help in the recruitment process for entry level software engineers who are mostly recent and soon-to-be graduates in computer science. While I’ve had this responsibility I’ve reviewed a good number of resumes,

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New Responsibility At Work: New Developer Training

After a few weeks of uncertainty, I found out today that I will be taking charge on new developer training. The chance to help new developers succeed is something that I have desired to do since I first found my passion for software development. This is the reason one

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My New Popcorn Maker!

So, for my birthday I purchased a popcorn maker. This is something I have wanted for a while, but I had always figured they were very expensive. Not so! I picked up this Lincoln Eight Ounce Popcorn Maker on Amazon.com

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Taste of India or What I Did Tonight

My wife and I (yes I am married for those that didn’t know) signed up for a community education course in Thief River Falls Minnesota to learn how to make an Indian (from India) dish. Sure, we could have looked

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Me Vs The Meterbratwurst… :)

I will try to blog in a little bit about my experience at security training today, but before I get to that I have to talk about my experience at this place http://www.gasthofzg.com/ Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit in Minneapolis MN. Serving up some

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