Brad Lucas

Programming, Clojure and other interests

Quick Clojure

September 14, 2017

Found a new introductory book on Clojure and have decided to read it. It's called Quick Clojure and on first inspection it looks good. If you are curious see the links that follow.

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Dunning–Kruger Effect

September 13, 2017

I was reading some articles on interviewing and came across the Dunning–Kruger Effect. It describes how there is a cognitive bias in people of low ability where they mistakenly assess their ability as greater than it really is. In interviewing the concept points to how some unqualified people will over confidently present themselves. It also explains how those with average ability will appear less confident. This is a problem and one to be aware of because you may if not aware end up picking people based more on false confidence rather than actual ability.

The paper:

Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments

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Git Submodules

September 12, 2017

So you've clone a repo and there is a directory in it. Also, you have a file called .gitmodules. Now what?

What you have is a reference to a git submodule. Look in the .gitmodule file and your directory will be described there.

The next step is to initialize the submodule

$ git submodule init
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Playing Flac Files On A Mac

September 11, 2017

After always converting FLAC files to mp3 with a tool such as MAX I've found a win with Vox.

So far it works well and I can leave files in their lossless format.

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Beggars Belief

September 10, 2017

Something that is as close to unbelievable as you can get. If something beggars belief it is unbelievable.

Also, to beggar is to impoverish or exhuast.

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