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How to reward skilled coders with something other than people management
You have awesome engineers, and they want to advance in their career. Their team is growing because of advancements they've made, and you want to recognize the work they've done with something. The…
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8 hours ago
With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid
The open-source movement has produced some of the most widely utilized software in the world, a huge economic value driven by a widely dispersed community who believe contributing good work is…
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"We will need writers who can remember freedom": Ursula K Le Guin at the National Book Awards - parker higgins dot net
Ursula K. Le Guin’s powerful speech on literature, publishing, & freedom at the National Book Awards: — so inspiring!
politics  author  inspiring  publishing  literature 
yesterday
Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat?
A couple of years ago, as winter gave way to spring, Toyoda Ruff began to think about changing how she ate. Ruff had always been heavy, but her son, Tarik, a freshman honor student, had recently…
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2 days ago
Indirection Is Not Abstraction
I hate using badly designed APIs. I hate it even more when someone beats me over the head with words they were handed in some rhetoric class masquerading as a computer science course. Words like…
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3 days ago
zzzeek / alembic — Bitbucket
Alembic is a new database migrations tool, written by the author of SQLAlchemy.
python  database  migration  software  dev  tool  tools 
3 days ago
Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry – in full
Steve Albini is the producer (he prefers the term “recording engineer”) behind several thousand records. He is also a member of the band Shellac. In 1993, he published The Problem with…
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4 days ago
Some thoughts on apps | rc3.org
Some thoughts on apps via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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4 days ago
A Worm's Mind In A Lego Body
Take the connectome of a worm and transplant it as software in a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot - what happens next? It is a deep and long standing philosophical question. Are we just the sum…
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4 days ago
The Shazam Effect
In 2000, a Stanford Ph.D. named Avery Wang co-founded, with a couple of business-school graduates, a tech start-up called Shazam. Their idea was to develop a service that could identify any song…
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4 days ago
7 Creative Ways to Use Up Overripe Bananas
Overripe bananas happen to the best of us. Despite our best efforts to slice them over cereal, slather them with peanut butter, or grab one as we head out the door, a couple of stragglers always seem…
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4 days ago
Your Commute Is Killing You
This week, researchers at Umea University in Sweden released a startling finding: Couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to divorce. The Swedes could…
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8 days ago
Abstruse Goose | The Sudokomic Game
RT : What it's like reading someone else's source code (credit: )
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9 days ago
Gut–brain link grabs neuroscientists
Nature | News Sharing Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.
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9 days ago
The truth about cast iron
The truth about cast iron via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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9 days ago
RQ: Simple job queues for Python
RQ (Redis Queue) is a simple Python library for queueing jobs and processing them in the background with workers. It is backed by Redis and it is designed to have a low barrier to entry. It should be integrated in your web stack easily.
development  python  queue  job  software 
9 days ago
JSON has objects, not hashes by aviflax · Pull Request #566 · github/developer.github.com · GitHub
Interesting… I contributed to the open-source docs for a closed-source API:

Not sure how I feel about that.
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9 days ago
Healthy Codebase and Preparatory Refactoring
In a recent episode of the RubyRogues podcast, Martin Fowler and Jessica Kerr literally spoke my mind. They named two concepts that I deeply believe in and care about: Healthy Codebase and…
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10 days ago
Evolution of the PayPal API Platform: Enabling the future of Money
Nice pres on new PayPal API platform. Like Netflix using for API composition
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10 days ago
Kafka and Samza: Distributed stream processing in practice
Presented at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory on 12 November 2014 (http://www.talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/54973) and at the Imperial College London Large-Scale Distributed Systems Group…
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10 days ago
Opening up Visual Studio and .NET to Every Developer, Any Application: .NET Server Core open source and cross platform, Visual Studio Community 2013 and preview of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015
Visual Studio and .NET have been two bedrocks of the Microsoft developer ecosystem for over a decade.  With over 1.8 billion installations of .NET and over 7 million downloads of Visual Studio 2013…
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10 days ago
The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster
Mike Nudelman/Business Insider Tesla Motors probably shouldn't exist. The last successful American car startup was founded 111 years ago. It's called Ford. Barely a decade old, Tesla is already…
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10 days ago
The Making Of Tesla: Invention, Betrayal, And The Birth Of The Roadster
Mike Nudelman/Business Insider Tesla Motors probably shouldn't exist. The last successful American car startup was founded 111 years ago. It's called Ford. Barely a decade old, Tesla is already…
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10 days ago
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 – The Pastry Box Project
“I don’t know how she does it.”I hear this. People say this about me. Like, I’m standing RIGHT THERE and people will say it to someone else. It’s a cliché…
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10 days ago
How we've made Raptor up to 4x faster than Unicorn, up to 2x faster than Puma, Torquebox
Dissecting Raptor part 1: performance optimization techniques One of the big questions have people have for us, is how we’ve made Raptor fast. After all, claiming that it’s “up…
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11 days ago
Damien Katz: 7 Habits of Highly Defective Testing
Good testing of software requires effort and discipline. Ain't no one got time for that.
software  testing  dev  development  practices 
11 days ago
Queues
There are many queueing systems out there. Each one of them is different and was created for solving certain problems. This page tries to collect the libraries that are widely popular and have a successful record of running on (big) production systems.

The goal is to create a quality list of queues with a collection of articles, blog posts, slides, and videos about them. After reading the linked articles, you should have a good idea about: the pros and cons of each queue, a basic understanding of how the queue works, and what each queue is trying to achieve. Basically, you should have all the information you need to decide which queue will best fit your needs.
programming  queue  messaging  queues  documentation  dev  development  software  architecture 
12 days ago
Against Productivity
Four years ago I temporarily moved to Puerto Rico. I went to PR to seek the New American Dream, a dream that had swept through American business culture, launched a billion dollar self-help industry,…
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12 days ago
Fewer bosses. More coaches. Please.
I hate the word boss. Don’t even get me started on “CEO.” These titles are probably causing more harm in the workplace than we realize, and it’s time for a change.…
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15 days ago
Efficient, Consistent Client-side Apps with Optimistic Concurrency & JSON Patch | &yet Blog
Efficient, Consistent Client-side Apps with Optimistic Concurrency & JSON Patch via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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16 days ago
What Happens to Test Scores When Teachers Are Paid $125,000 a Year?
Ted S. Warren/AP The Equity Project Charter School opened in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan five years ago, with a fairly simple concept: get rid of extra administrative positions…
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17 days ago
One Family’s Wish for a World without Gender Roles
As we prepare for Transgender Day of Remembrance be sure to check out these stories of gender in our Jewish community including: “Transgender 101,” and our look at the importance…
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17 days ago
So You Want To Rewrite That... - Camille Fournier
We've all dealt with systems that were less than ideal, that just barely worked, that we desperately wanted to rip out and replace. But what is the cost of d...
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17 days ago
Shawn Blanc
November 5, 2014 For the past 3 months I’ve been working on my next book. It’s called The Power of a Focused Life and is all about things like life goals, time management, work-life…
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17 days ago
Why Go Is Not Good :
Blog I like Go. I use it for a number of things (including this blog, at the time of writing). Go is useful. With that said, Go is not a good language. It's not bad; it's just not good. We have to be…
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17 days ago
425 Horsepower: V8 Swapped 1970 MGB GT | Bring a Trailer
425 Horsepower: V8 Swapped 1970 MGB GT via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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17 days ago
Enhancing Git on OS X
Git is a distributed version control system that has grown to be wildly popular among developers. It was created for use in managing the Linux kernel, and has since expanded to all walks of software development. It has become standard in iOS and OS X development, for use as dependency management, if nothing else. Git is extremely popular in other places, as well. Regardless of what git is used for, there are a number of enhancements that can be made to improve its usability. I outlined a few of them, tailored for OS X, in this article.
git  mac  osx  software  tip  hint 
17 days ago
The Sixth Stage of Grief is Retro-Computing
Over the last few days I’ve been crazy for emulation—that is, simulating old, busted computers on my sweet modern laptop. I’ve been booting up fake machines and tearing them…
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17 days ago
Tim Cook Speaks Up
Tim Cook Speaks Up By Tim Cook October 30, 2014 6:59 AM EDT Photograph by Ashley Gilbertson for Bloomberg Businessweek
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17 days ago
7 Principles of Rich Web Applications
This is a writeup based on a presentation I gave at BrazilJS in August 2014. It builds on some of the ideas I’ve been blogging about recently related mostly to UX and performance. I want to…
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17 days ago
The problem of managing schemas
When a team first starts to consider using Hadoop for data storage and processing, one of the first questions that comes up is: which file format should we use? This is a reasonable question. HDFS,…
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18 days ago
bpython
bpython is a fancy interface to the Python interpreter for Unix-like operating systems (I hear it works fine on OS X). It is released under the MIT License. It has the following features: In-line…
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18 days ago
Richard Berman Energy Industry Talk Secretly Taped
Richard Berman, a political consultant, said oil and gas industry officials need to exploit emotions like fear and turn them against environmental groups. “Think of this as an endless…
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18 days ago
2015 Tesla Model S P85D First Test
"In the options selection, you'll be able to choose [between] three settings: Normal. Sport. And Insane." Elon Musk glanced around and grinned. More on Motortrend.com:Tesla D is a Dual-Motor,…
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19 days ago
The Economics of uberX (Part II)
If you’re feeling masochistic, you can read Part I here. Uber released a blog post last week regarding the impact of recent uberX price cuts on overall driver performance.…
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19 days ago
“rfc1000.txt” from www.ietf.org
Network Working Group J. Reynolds Request for Comments: 1000 J. Postel ISI August 1987 Obsoletes: RFCs 084, 100, 160, 170, 200, 598, 699, 800, 899, 999 THE REQUEST FOR COMMENTS REFERENCE GUIDE STATUS…
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19 days ago
Jon Stewart on 16 Years of The Daily Show and His Directorial Debut Rosewater
What do you do after 16 years turning The Daily Show into an American comic institution? If you’re this comedian, you might spend a summer making a movie about torture. In 2009, The Daily Show…
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19 days ago
IDF Generals' Letter: 'Embrace Saudi Plan' – J.J. Goldberg
November 3, 2014, 11:44am By J.J. Goldberg Here’s the complete text of the open letter to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from 100-plus retired generals, Mossad directors and…
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19 days ago
Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures - YouTube
Also told like 20 people about the Unconscious Bias at Work talk that SERIOUSLY YOU SHOULD WATCH
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19 days ago
Just what is it that you want to do?
The supersmart Scott Jenson just gave a talk at The Web Is in Cardiff, which was by all accounts, excellent. I wish I could have seen it, but I’m currently chilling out in Florida and I…
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19 days ago
The Chapter: A History
The chapter says something like: The characters may not have known it, but something had ended, and something else was about to begin. Credit Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino
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19 days ago
Span Conference and Why your company needs a Unified Log
It was great to have the opportunity to speak at Span Conference this week in London on the topic of “Why your company needs a Unified Log”. Span is a single-track developer conference…
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19 days ago
106 IDF Ex-Generals, Spy Chiefs Urge New Peace Bid – J.J. Goldberg
November 2, 2014, 4:03pm By J.J. Goldberg In what appears to be the largest-ever joint protest by senior Israeli security personnel, a group of 106 retired generals, Mossad directors and national…
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19 days ago
InfluxDB Blog
I’m sitting in a Starbucks in Tokyo as I write this. I’m here because Shuhei Tanuma, a developer at GREE, has invited me to give a talk about our experiences developing InfluxDB in…
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19 days ago
Problem Details for HTTP APIs
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19 days ago
Untitled (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/on_the_job/)
Saw a great Filipino film last night: On the Job. Intense, gripping, provocative. Very well made. Violent!
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20 days ago
Management Feedback: Are You Abrasive or Assertive?
Let me guess. If you are a successful woman, in the past, you’ve been told you’re too abrasive, too direct, maybe even too assertive. Too much. See The One Word Men Never See In Their…
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20 days ago
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