About David Bridgeland

Entrepreneur, modeler, etc.

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Recent Activity

  • David shared from Love for Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
    One of the artists working under Gordy, the multitalented songwriter, singer, bandleader, and producer Smokey Robinson, bridled at first at a technique he saw as diminishing his music. “I had big dreams,” Robinson said in an interview I did with him in 1989, when he published his memoir, Smokey: Inside My Life. “I had symphonies in my head. We were making ‘My Girl,’ and I told Berry that I wanted a string orchestra on the track. He really knew the market. The kids were listening in their cars [and] on their little radios on the street corner.” After the session, Gordy gave Robinson...
    Note: smokey robinson and barry gordy jr
  • David shared from Love for Sale: Pop Music in America by David Hajdu
    Pop always fed jazz and continues to do so today, with venturesome jazz artists such as Brad Mehldau, Bill Frisell, and the Bad Plus playing repertoires that mingle original works, compositions from the jazz canon, and rock tunes by the likes of Oasis, Soundgarden, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, and Rush. For
    Note: Note to self: investigate these artists
  • David shared from Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
    Models are opinions embedded in mathematics.
  • David shared from Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
    We prefer the regular photos of our friends, because that’s how we’re used to seeing them, but we like the inverted photos of ourselves, because that’s how we see ourselves when we look in the mirror. “Familiarity doesn’t breed contempt,” says serial entrepreneur Howard Tullman. “It breeds comfort.”
    Note: familiarity breeds comfort
  • David shared from a Personal Document
    Optimization is the altar where maintainability is sacrificed.
    Note: optimization is the altar where maintainability is sacrificed
  • David shared from a Personal Document
    For brevity, many Python programmers call list comprehensions listcomps, and generator expressions genexps. I will use these words as well.
    Note: listcomps and genexps
  • David shared from a Personal Document
    mutable versus immutable; container versus flat
  • David shared from 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents by David Pietrusza
    In Northampton, Dwight Morrow proved more enthusiastic “All the country is talking about you today, Calvin,” Morrow said cheerfully. “Are they?” Coolidge responded, displaying more sangfroid than usual. “Well, by tomorrow they’ll have found something else to talk about.”
    Note: by tomorrow
  • David shared from Shalimar the Clown: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
    Maybe that was it, but I really can’t be sure. We are mysteries to ourselves. We don’t know why we do things, why we fall in love or commit murder or throw a stone at a sheet of glass.”
    Note: we are mysteries to ourselves
  • David shared from Shalimar the Clown: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
    Marriage now is what, car rental. Thank you for using our service, we’ll pick you up, when you’re done with the vehicle we’ll take you home again. Get all the insurance you can get up front, loss damage waiver, whatever, and the risk is nothing. You crash the car, you walk away without nothing to pay. Go for it, baby, who you gonna save it for? They don’t make no glass slippers no more. They already closed the factory. They don’t make no princes neither. They shot the Romanovs in a cellar and Anastasia too is dead.”
    Note: marriage now is car rental @salmanrushdie
(Sterling, VA USA)
David Bridgeland
Web Page: hangingsteel.com