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Dispatches from Nerdville

Why Hackers in the Movies Don’t Use Grep

Some hacker tropes are particularly annoying

Typing fast enough to melt the keyboard is a hacker trope that does not annoy me. I never learned to “touch type” properly and when taking the skills test at Kelly Temps the lady looked at the paper, rolled her eyes, and said “light typing”. On the other…



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Paul Coogan

(he/him/his) Project Manager, Artist, and Data Visualization/Activist Geek