The Surrender Review

In November I went to Bono’s Broadway-esque book talk (more of a show) and started reading Surrender. Clocking in at over 500 pages it is a long book that is a series of shorter stories spanning Bono’s life. Bono takes us on a time machine tour of moments ranging from the formation of U2 to dining with the Obamas in the White house. Where many autobiographies can be antiseptic, Surrender has grit and honesty.

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Weekend Links

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Wikipedia Gets a Glow Up

Wikimedia Foundation announced the release of a Wikipedia redesign this week. I was surprised because I do not think I have seen the Wikipedia design change in many years. Take a look and make a contribution after you read something interesting.

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Why Software Engineers are Passionate About Accessibility

Among all the software companies Apple has done a lot to improve the accessibility of computer systems. By accessibility I typically mean the ability of the computer to use a screen reader or other adaptive features to present an interface to humans. As complexity of web technologies has exploded, the compatibility of the resulting products with screen readers has declined, leading to a large group of folks rightfully asking “WTF?”

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My Favorite Calculator App

Recently one of my friends asked what app I was using for calculation and I replied Soulver 3. This not well known enough Mac only app makes it easy to combine calculations with context.

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