Sunday Selection 2012-12-04

Around the Internet

How I went from writing 2000 words a day to 10,000 words a day Writing is no easy business and writing a lot on a regular basis is even harder still. It’s good to know that there you don’t need some special gift to become super-productive, you just need to carve out the time and work to the patterns that let you get the most out of the day.

Eleven equations Computer Science geeks should know There’s not much consensus when it comes to how much mathematics computer scientists and programmers need to know. Personally I would say that if you are a computer scientist you need a fairly strong mathematics background (something I’m still working on, I’ll admit). Even if you’re just a programmer I think having some mathematical familiarity will make you a better thinker and give you a better bag of tricks to call upon.

Clay Johnson’s Information Diet Though I love social networks, both the technology powering them and the interesting interactions they produce, too much of anything is a bad thing. I’ve been considering going on an information diet (or perhaps more correctly an information consumption diet) so that I could more of that time into creating instead of consuming.

Videos

How Github uses Github to build Github I firmly believe that good tools and workflows can make your job easier and your production better. I also think Zach Holman is really cool. While this focuses on Github it’s easily applicable to any group of developers (or creators in general) working together to produce awesome stuff.