Two interesting presentations - which, unfortunately, I only heard the audio for (they came up in my podcast playlist during my commute today).

For the non-techie-geeks out there, All Your Brains Suck - Known Bugs And Exploits In Wetware: OSCON 2011 - O’Reilly Conferences, July 25 - 29, 2011, Portland, OR is an interesting talk from Paul Fenwick. Yes, it’s from a techie conference (wetware == the brain), but it’s mostly psychology-based, and covers some REALLY interesting things about how the human brain works, especially with an emphasis on how the brain is manipulated in advertising and otherwise.

For the techie-geeks among us (well, given the other link, “geeks” would be too vague), Velocity 2011: Theo Schlossnagle, “Career Development”. It’s a bit of a rant, but a good talk for us infrastructure/ops people, and developers as well, and covers some thoughts on both careers and how we should do out jobs.


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