Archive for date: July 8, 2011

Some thoughts on the last Space Shuttle launch…

July 8, 2011 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

This morning, I was a bit late coming into work. I decided to sit until 8:26AM Pacific to see if Atlantis would be launched on the final mission of the Space Shuttle program. Low cumulus clouds threatened, but in the end the shuttle rose on its pillar of fire for the last time, and in […]

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Are you a mentor, or are you just getting in the way?

July 8, 2011 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s Friday, and Fridays are good days for thinking. It’s unclear that it is a good day to write about what you’ve been thinking, but here goes anyway. I’m involved in a couple of different communities (hacking and amateur radio) which might be characterized as “ageing”. As a young adult, I was influenced by Steven […]

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