Editorial: Prop 13, or, California's Progressive Blindspot Illuminated — Bay Area Metropolitan Observer
"Let’s be clear: if your landlord raises your rent, and they’ve owned the building since before either tech boom, they are literally the landed gentry profiting off your serfdom."
california  sf  taxes  realestate 
2 days ago
Unsplash | Free HD Photos
Creative Commons Zero (public domain) high resolution photography.
photography  stock  publicdomain  free  design 
28 days ago
seriot.ch - Parsing JSON is a Minefield 💣
I think we ran into most of these at Swiftype :(
json  parser  testing  research 
29 days ago
Scala’s Types of Types
There are a lot of Types in Scala.
programming  scala  typing  tutorial 
5 weeks ago
After a lot more data, technical interview performance really is kind of arbitrary. – interviewing.io blog
"If you’re looking for a job, the best piece of advice we can give you is to really internalize that interviewing is a numbers game."
career  interview 
7 weeks ago
mituharu / emacs-mac — Bitbucket
Official repo for Emacs mac port. Has several nice macOS-specific features not in regular Emacs. Recommended here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12522808
emacs  software  macosx 
9 weeks ago
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Advice for Living - The New York Times
“In every good marriage,” she counseled, “it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.” I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court. When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one’s ability to persuade.
9 weeks ago
reorx/httpstat: curl statistics made simple
Tool to display HTTP connection timings (DNS lookup, TCP connection, SSL handshake, server processing, content transfer). No dependencies!
cli  tool  http  network  performance  python 
9 weeks ago
If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly
Short booklet by   William J. Bernstein.
advice  finance  investing  retirement 
11 weeks ago
Where the Streetcars Used to Go
Visualize the dismantling of San Francisco's streetcar network.
sf  bayarea  map  transit  history 
august 2016
Let's Infill A Traditional Neighborhood (And Make A Profit) — Strong Towns
Running some numbers on building a dense block of housing. A developer criticises them as way too low.
urbanism  development 
august 2016
New Software Makes Transit Planning More Like Video Gaming
"Remix is now available through a subscription service. It lets users sketch out bus routes on a familiar interface much like Google Maps. It instantly provides users with information about costs and potential ridership. Remix also displays maps that show how far someone at any point on the map can go using transit within 15, 30 or 60 minutes."
urbanism  transit  planning 
august 2016
Versioning APIs Internally
Presumably informed by Stripe's method, since the co-founder used to work there.
rest  api  versioning 
august 2016
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