Showing posts with label Hacker-Culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hacker-Culture. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Silicon Valley Via HBO

Television is a hateful thing most of the time for TheHackerCIO. Whenever I'm watching the vapid content, I'm sure to have a laptop with me so I can learn something or try out a technique. BTW, you should always be coding on your laptop: during meetings, TV, listening to a presentation. All those wasted gaps of time can be easily redeemed by coding. It's a tremendously helpful habit.

But last night was different. I downloaded and watched the first episode of Silicon Valley. Geeks everywhere are talking about it, here and here, for instance. I loved it. I'm ordering HBO for the first time.

You can watch the first episode on the HBO Website.

If you're still unable to decode the characters, this page will help you.

In my opinion, they've nailed the culture. They've clearly done their research. Even my kid said, "They're just like those Hackathons you do." And that's reason to love it.

I remain,


Friday, November 29, 2013

Clojure HackerWear

Hackers need HackerWear. TheHackerCIO (pictured above) has got to be close to the first person wearing one of these. As soon as the announcement came down, I placed my order. It came today. Long live Clojure!

You can get yours here.

I Remain,


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

UsiN' l33T 42 p4rt 0f H4X0r kultuR3

People have asked me what the The H4ck3rC10 means in the Blog banner. That's because you don't have a proper appreciation for Hacker culture. Many hackers, in times past, had problems getting past the profanity checkers with their emails, not to mention having problems with certain BBSs, when they discussed hacking topics. So they developed an alternative alphabet, called 'leet. You can read more about the history of Leet at Wikipedia. I've used Leet in the Title of this post, so you can get a sense of it. If you want to copy this, you can go to this Leet Translator , paste it in,  click "Convert to english," and see it transformed. There are different versions of Leet. You'll notice on the translator that there is a checkbox for "advanced." I write very basic leet, because I'm drawn by an overwhelming desire for comprehensible communications. Remember, I'm not just a h4X0r!

I'm also a top-notch CIO.

So I remain, Equally,