No Fluffy Words

I’m a big fan of writing well.  I read many books growing up (my mother was a librarian), and I took an Intermediate Composition course as an undergraduate engineering student. One of our textbooks was The Elements of Style, Third Edition, and the focus on concision by authors Strunk & White reinforced my experience writing “tight” code for computers. Over the…

Your Online Self

It’s the 21st century, so of course you’re online. How to put your best foot forward? Some general philosophy: Use your name consistently online: I use “benslivka” wherever possible in site URLs: http://www.benslivka.com, http://www.linkedin.com/in/benslivka http://www.facebook.com/BenSlivka http://www.twitter.com/BenSlivka http://www.youtube.com/user/BenSlivka Be professional: If you don’t want a prospective employer to see it, don’t post it. Use proper English: http://www.amazon.com/The-Elements-Style-Third-Edition/dp/0205191584 is…