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A Candid Look at Unread's First Year
To my knowledge, indie developers don’t publish the kind of numbers that you’ll find in this post. My sales records are none of your business, as the saying quite literally goes. The…
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14 hours ago
Untitled (http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/180382/students-justice-palestine)
“To the Students for Justice in Palestine, a Letter From an Angry Black Woman”

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20 hours ago
Steve Klabnik: Programming for Programmers
When Steve Klabnik walks onto the back patio of Fritzl’s Lunch Box in Bushwick to join Tyler, Gregg, and me around a rickety table, it’s as if we already know each other. In a way, some…
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yesterday
A 10-Year-Old Email from Tony Hsieh on Zappos Company Culture
In early 2005, Tony Hsieh was a relative unknown. Zappos was a fast-growing company, but it was far from being the household brand that it is today. While it hadn’t yet come up with its core…
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3 days ago
puffnfresh/iridium · GitHub
At , I demonstrated my new tiling window manager for OS X, written in . Check out Iridium:
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4 days ago
The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet
o we have the Internet we deserve? There’s an argument to say that yes, we absolutely do. Given web users’ general reluctance to pay for content. We are of course, paying. Just…
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4 days ago
Powering big data at Pinterest
Big data plays a big role at Pinterest. With more than 30 billion Pins in the system, we’re building the most comprehensive collection of interests online. One of the challenges associated…
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4 days ago
Cool Tools – Xtracycle Electric Cargo Bicycle with Hooptie Child Handrail
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4 days ago
Joel on Software
by Joel Spolsky Thursday, July 24, 2014 Hello? is this thing on? I’m not sure if I even know how to operate this “blog” device any more. It’s been a year since my last…
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4 days ago
Fonts.com
very chill & relaxed feel to the homepage these days
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4 days ago
Why I Flew to Israel
Just hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration prohibited domestic airlines from flying to Israel this week, I boarded an El Al flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New…
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5 days ago
A Rabbi's Thoughts From Israel: The Disgusting Irony of the Current Crisis: J Street
“A Rabbi’s Thoughts From Israel: The Disgusting Irony of the Current Crisis” by my good friend :
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5 days ago
Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
The story of Gideon Levy – and the attempt to deride, suppress or deny his words – is the story of Israel distilled. If he loses, Israel itself is lost. I meet him in a hotel bar in…
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5 days ago
Dads Are the First Mentors of Responsibility
Posted by Ted Hicks on Monday, July 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment  I cannot think of my dad without thinking of all the lessons he taught me. The biggest lesson was that of being responsible.…
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5 days ago
Verizon made an enemy tonight
This is why I’m switching from Verizon to Optimum:
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5 days ago
The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadget Lab | WIRED
The History of Autocorrect via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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6 days ago
Stop Reviewing Bad Movies | Terminally Incoherent
Stop Reviewing Bad Movies via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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6 days ago
inessential: Better Words
Better Words via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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6 days ago
Kafka Producer Pipeline for Ruby on Rails – Shopify
In the early fall our infrastructure team was considering Kafka, a highly available message bus. We were looking to solve several infrastructure problems that had come up around that time.We were…
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6 days ago
Transit
We are pleased to announce today the initial release of Transit.Transit is a format and set of libraries for conveying values between applications written in different programming languages. The key…
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6 days ago
Collaborative Decision-Making
Start a group Log in collaborative decision-making
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6 days ago
Twitter / avi4now: Really, Google? This is how ...
Really, Google? This is how you choose to enhance Gmail — by plugging your “wallet” product? Terrible.
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6 days ago
(500) https://www.rdio.com/x/QV7o_SIY8cE/
I don’t understand why this is in rdio: — it isn’t music!
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6 days ago
Twitter / gittower: Tower 2 is here! The best Git ...
RT : Tower 2 is here! The best Git client just got even better
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6 days ago
Tower - The most powerful Git client for Mac
RT : Tower 2 is here! The best Git client just got even better
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6 days ago
Keeping a Journal
My memory is horseshit. My friend has a staggeringly impressive memory, effortlessly explaining in great detail about the first conversation we had together. I pat myself on the back if I'm able to…
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7 days ago
Verizon Policy Blog
Last week, Level 3 decided to call attention to their congested links into Verizon’s network. Unlike other Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), which pay for connections into ISP networks to…
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7 days ago
Russ Olsen - To the Moon!
We all have moments that change the way we think, the way that we look at the world, the things we want to do with our lives. On July 20, 1969 a whole genera...
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8 days ago
Twitter / avi4now: Packing for tomorrow’s move, ...
Packing for tomorrow’s move, came across this. Sadly the records are all cracked. Any reason not to just toss it?
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8 days ago
As a father who lost his children in Gaza, I call for an end to this bloodshed
Palestinians mourn at a funeral after an Israeli air strike. Photograph: Ezz Zanoun/Zuma Press/Corbis Insanity, as Einstein said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different…
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9 days ago
Passion and the Developer
Credit: Flickr / Andreas Kiebs I go to a startup event, and it’s interesting to hear non-technical people talking about developers like over-priced commodities. L comes…
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9 days ago
The Return of Email Startup Acquisitions
DisclosureI’m the Co-founder of a recently launched email-first startup called Planleaf. Planleaf is task management software that works completely over email with nothing to download, install…
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9 days ago
NGINX Author Igor Sysoev: “I wanted People to use it, so I made it Open-Source”
Igor Sysoev is a co-founder of NGINX, Inc. — the company behind the NGINX software. It is based in San Francisco, CA and Moscow, Russia. Igor is the author of NGINX web server…
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10 days ago
One of a Kind
Matt Might and Cristina Casanova met in the spring of 2002, as twenty-year-old undergraduates at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cristina was an industrial-design major with an interest in…
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11 days ago
Verizon’s Accidental Mea Culpa
David Young, Vice President, Verizon Regulatory Affairs recently published a blog post suggesting that Netflix themselves are responsible for the streaming slowdowns Netflix’s customers have…
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11 days ago
Twitter / DrugPolicyNews: Hey #DC, new decrim law is ...
RT : Hey , new decrim law is now in effect, replacing jail time w/ $25 fine for possession of 1oz or less of marijuana
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12 days ago
Future Programming Workshop talks
At both SPLASH and Strange Loop Bill Birch “Genyris” Inspired by the Semantic Web, Genyris presents a new programming paradigm. Genyris uses SemWeb concepts internally. Symbol have RDF…
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12 days ago
FCC Must Reclassify Broadband to Preserve Net Neutrality in the US | ThoughtWorks
RT : I support ThoughtWorks's declaration that "FCC Must Reclassify Broadband to Preserve Net Neutrality in the US"
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12 days ago
Group prior things by month · 258a8c8 · aviflax/3things · GitHub
I’m happy with this commit: — I think it shows how a well-structured codebase can lower the cost of adding features.
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13 days ago
Swift Language Changes in Xcode 6 beta 3 - Swift Blog - Apple Developer
I'm impressed by the tweaks Apple is making to Swift. They demonstrate flexibility, attention to detail & usability.
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13 days ago
Doomed to Repeat It
In the video below the programmer Bret Victor, in 1970s-IBM Engineer mufti, talks about the future of programming; the conceit is that he’s talking as if it were 1972. It’s worth…
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13 days ago
You Can't Sit on the Sidelines and Become a Philosopher
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13 days ago
Jobs @ DOBT · Department of Better Technology
Want to make government work better? is looking for sales, design, and engineering talent:
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13 days ago
Fasting Today – aviflax.com
I’m fasting today; it’s a traditional Jewish fast day but also a “hunger strike against violence”
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14 days ago
The Best Business Book I’ve Ever Read
Not long after I first met Warren Buffett back in 1991, I asked him to recommend his favorite book about business. He didn’t miss a beat: “It’s Business Adventures, by John…
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14 days ago
Battle For The Net
Cable's trying to end & break the Internet for profit. 36 hours left to stop em
netneutrality  from twitter
14 days ago
Twitter / fightfortheftr: Hours left to get your comments ...
Cable's trying to end & break the Internet for profit. 36 hours left to stop em
netneutrality  from twitter
14 days ago
On finding shade: the importance of vacations, coaching and taking breaks.
A few weeks ago I took a 3 mile hike alone on a trail in the middle of Tilden Park in Berkeley. You can see by the photo above that we’re in a pretty severe drought in California these days;…
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14 days ago
How the Other Half Works: an Adventure in the Low Status of Software Engineers | Michael O. Church
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14 days ago
Why the NYT is Building Their Own CMS
Jul 8, 2014 And Why You Probably Shouldn't If you’re above average interested in publishing or content management, you noticed the blog post from the New York Times a couple of weeks ago about…
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15 days ago
Twitter / johnnie: Co-founder of SpaceX with rocket ...
Co-founder of SpaceX with rocket design expertise quit b/c he was convinced it wouldn't work.
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16 days ago
Shawn Blanc
July 10, 2014 If you work for yourself, you don’t have the luxury of being passive when it comes to things like community, finances, and work/life boundaries. These things are not taken care…
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17 days ago
Why pair programing is as much about business continuity as it is about code quality.
I heard a statement recently, it’s a common problem and is probably familiar to many of you. It goes something like this ; “We will need to wait until next week when Max is back from…
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17 days ago
Adrian Cockcroft on Microservices and DevOps
2. So what did you learn from your time at Netflix? The key thing that Netflix optimized for was speed, and as a fairly small company operating in a world where there are a lot of very large…
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17 days ago
10 Lessons from 4 Years Working Remotely at Automattic
4 years ago today I started working full-time for Automattic. Four years seems like a lifetime, but it’s a pretty short time in my work history, and it’s been the most…
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17 days ago
A business within the business
The idea of aligned incentives is kind of a holy grail. The goal is always the same: to align the interests of managers and employees with the owners of the business.Why do so many incentive plans…
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17 days ago
“rfc7320.txt” from www.ietf.org
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Nottingham Request for Comments: 7320 BCP: 190 July 2014 Updates: 3986 Category: Best Current Practice ISSN: 2070-1721 URI Design and Ownership Abstract…
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18 days ago
This Is Not a Vermeer ™
Hermann Goering wanted a Vermeer.(Godammit, raise your hand if you don’t want a Vermeer!)However, this chap Hermann was not compelled by artistic curiosity, like other Vermeer aspirants.…
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18 days ago
Pinboard Turns Five (Pinboard Blog)
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19 days ago
The Power In API Discovery For APIs.json Will Be In The API URL Type
An APIs.json file lives in the root of any domain, or subdomain, and provides references to a collection of API resources. The APIs.json is meant to be a lightweight framework, where…
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19 days ago
Lessons From Brazil's War on Poverty
Brazil is a giant when it comes to soccer. In the late 1990s, it was a giant in another area, this one much less desirable: Brazil had one of the highest levels of income inequality in the…
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19 days ago
Git man page generator
The scary thing is that these read exactly like the actual git manual:
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19 days ago
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