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What Cooking Taught Me About Programming

Some of my best programming lessons in college didn’t take place in a classroom or in front of a computer… they took place in restaurant kitchens preparing food. The similarities between food service work and software work are more similar than they are different. A Place for Everything The very first lesson I experienced while working in a kitchen was observing how the kitchen and...
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Embracing Essentialism: 5 Ways to Accomplish More by Doing Less

It’s around this time every year that I like to take a moment to reflect on what I have accomplished, understand where I may have fallen short, and start getting excited about all I plan to accomplish over the next 12 months. Historically, when building out my plan for total domination in the New Year, one common theme has been evident. MORE . I always plan to Do More, Be More and Accomplish...
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'Tis the Season for Giving -- Happy Holidays from sdg!

As tradition will have it, sdg volunteers participated in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign and the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots drive again this holiday season. For our fourth year in a row, sdg’ers spent the day ringing bells for the Salvation Army in downtown Minneapolis. We had over 20 volunteers throughout the day that donated their time to this great cause. Along with...
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A Brief Introduction to Linux

If I haven't lost your attention at the mere mention of Linux, congratulations! You're most of the way toward being an elite hacker. OK maybe not, but with a little bit of knowledge I'm confident you can be a productive user of most any flavor of Linux desktop. Over the years I've learned -- through blood, sweat, and tears -- a number of things I wish I'd been taught. I'd like to share some of...
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A New Approach to New Year's Resolutions

Happy December! We’re finally to that glorious month where we get to use up our PTO, reconnect with friends and family, and take a step back from our daily routines. Without fail, this is also the time that I begin to assess how the year went and what I want to do differently next year. This time around, I’m taking a new approach and encourage you to join me. New Year’s Resolutions –...
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