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I'm sure we all come across interesting articles and blogs about all kinds of things. But sometimes it's not an Android or programming thing and there's nowhere to post it. I often share things with Danks and my brother but here's a thread that I'm going to post them in.

Feel free to contribute. Any site, any topic. Interesting or otherwise entertaining text-based articles, or primarily spoken-word videos (e.g. TED talks). Cool science, funny anecdotes, life experiences, interesting interviews, and anything else along those lines.

And discussion about anything posted here, of course :) .

I'll start with some stuff that I have bookmarked.

These are mostly related to programming and jobs:

Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued
I posted this in the Work thread before, everyone should read it. Targeted at software engineers but applies to most private-sector industries.

Coconut Headphones - Why Agile Has Failed
A blog post looking at how and why agile software development has turned into a giant mess of terrible, and what we can do to fix it. The other links in the article are also good reads if you find this one interesting.

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages
A good quick read that is not to be taken too seriously.

The Myth of the Genius Programmer

A discussion about why being bad at programming is normal, why programmers hate to admit that they are wrong, and how to deal with these things and be a better developer. Much of this can be equally applied to other technical industries as well.

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And some other assorted stuff:

The footballer trapped in 'The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete'
True story of a footballer who has been in a coma for 30 years.

The Gravity of Coup
A (frankly ridiculously) in-depth analysis of the card game Coup. Won't make much sense unless you've played the game, but somewhat interesting if you have.

Lessons from the World's Most Tech-Savvy Government
The title describes this one pretty well. What you probably won't expect is the country that it's written about.

The Body in Room 348
A true-life murder mystery. The writing is a bit over the top but it's an interesting story.

In which I fix my girlfriend's grandparents' Wi-Fi and am hailed as a conquering hero
This one is just a funny story about a guy trying to fix an internet connection which happens to be really well written.

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It's a video but it's a talky video:



An interview with (Android Design Lead and former WebOS Design Lead) Matias Duarte.  He talks a bit about Android and Android Wear, but mostly just design in general and the directions that mobile design might be heading in.

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