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All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That
Essay Credit Linda Huang I own far more books than I could possibly read over the course of my remaining life, yet every month I add a few dozen more to my…
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6 days ago
A Disorganized Attachment Legacy at Shambhala: Brief Notes on Two Letters and a 1993 Interview with Pema Chödrön
On Sunday, a unknown number of unnamed “Women acharyas” released this unsigned letter. The acharyas are a group of Shambhala International leaders , empowered…
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7 days ago
Destiny 2 Mida Multi-Tool Guide - How to get the Mida Multi-Tool Exotic Scout Rifle
The Destiny 2 MIDA Multi-Tool is definitely one the more popular weapons in the entire game, and for good reason. In this Destiny 2 MIDA Multi-Tool guide ,…
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8 days ago
The Midlife Unraveling | Brené Brown
In my late thirties, my intuition had tried to warn me about the possibility of a midlife struggle. I experienced internal rumblings about the meaning and…
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24 days ago
‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team
C hris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times – that’s how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February…
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24 days ago
Freddie Oversteegen, Gritty Dutch Resistance Fighter, Dies at 92
Freddie Oversteegen was only 14 when she became an assassin for the Dutch resistance. She engaged in drive-by shootings from a bicycle and luring German…
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25 days ago
Flint and Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket | Huckberry
An icon of style, now flannel-lined for warmth and comfort

Tough, timeless, and made in the USA, this top-seller is constructed with a waxed and weather-resistant Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth, which like selvage denim or finely tanned leather, will only get better with age.
26 days ago
The Limits of the New South
State Of The Nation State Of The Nation Welcome to State of the Nation, a five-part series about North Carolina's pivotal role in American history over the past…
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4 weeks ago
Best Boxers Ever in Heather Grey Peace Sign – Marine Layer
If you're the kinda guy that likes to hang out in his underwear, do we have a surprise for you. We took our bestselling boxer briefs and loosened them up a bit for when you're just tryna...hang.
4 weeks ago
Wax Field Jacket in Dark Navy – Marine Layer
This coat has it all: water-repellant waxed coating for protection against the elements, custom brushed flannel lining, engraved Marine Layer snaps, and a corduroy collar. Keeps you warm, keeps you dry, keeps it real.
4 weeks ago
Perkeep
Perkeep (née Camlistore) is a set of open source formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing data in the post-PC era. Data may be files or objects, tweets or 5TB videos, and you can access it via a phone, browser or FUSE filesystem.
4 weeks ago
Frank Bruni (Wednesday, September 12, 2018)
Life is about putting loss in perspective. It’s about developing the judgment, wisdom and grace to let go of what you can’t keep and to cherish what you still have, which is usually more than you realize.
5 weeks ago
SELF Journal Review – My Impressions After 13 Weeks | LifeDev
Disclosure: Links to merchants mentioned within this post might be using an affiliate link, which means that – at zero cost to you – I might earn a commission…
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8 weeks ago
The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need
The famous French philosopher Denis Diderot lived nearly his entire life in poverty, but that all changed in 1765. Diderot was 52 years old and his daughter was…
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8 weeks ago
Why Prosperity Has Increased but Happiness Has Not
In 1990, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain was challenged by a Labour member of Parliament on the subject of growing inequality. “All levels of income…
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8 weeks ago
‘We Are All Accumulating Mountains of Things’
Gene J. Puskar / AP It’s easier than ever to buy things online. It’s so easy that Ryan Cassata sometimes does it in his sleep. Cassata, a 24-year-old…
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8 weeks ago
Postgres full-text search is Good Enough!
When you have to build a web application, you are often asked to add search. The magnifying glass is something that we now add to wireframes without even…
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8 weeks ago
Stop Complaining That Being Online Keeps You From Reading Books! Instead, Read a Book.
Doris Liou Not long ago, a cognitive neuroscientist decided to perform an experiment on herself. Maryanne Wolf, an expert on the science of reading, was…
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8 weeks ago
Panic Attacks – AVC
I read the ESPN piece on Kevin Love and other NBA players’ mental health issues this morning. My son had sent it to me yesterday. The bit about his panic attack…
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8 weeks ago
Code Review Review is the Manager’s Job – Hacker Noon
In the classic management book High Output Management Andy Grove argues that “training is the manager’s job” because it’s the highest leverage activity a…
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9 weeks ago
The 4 questions you should stop asking during your one-on-one meetings
You’re probably already asking at least one of them – but it’s never too late to stop. Looking at the clock. Staring into the distance. Short, nondescript…
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9 weeks ago
Tracksmith's Unapologetic Elitism
On its website , apparel company Tracksmith describes itself as a “champion for the Running Class.” Who belongs in this mysterious demographic? From the looks…
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9 weeks ago
The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage
1. Homecoming On a humid morning in June 2017, in a suburb outside Cincinnati, Fred and Cindy Warmbier waited in agony. They had not spoken to their son Otto…
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9 weeks ago
“We’re like family here.”
It’s fine to have warm, supportive relationships with your co-workers. But remember the context.
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9 weeks ago
My Brother, My Brother and Me - Watch on VRV
The McElroy brothers are not experts, and their advice should never be followed. Justin, Travis, and Griffin are three brothers from Huntington, West Virginia who have turned their popular comedy podcast into an advice show that frequently spins out of control and barely offers any advice.
10 weeks ago
Running multiple PostgreSQL versions simultaneously on macOS/Linux
The only thing that I feel is being left behind is the database — I’ve never heard about any dedicated solutions for managing database versions (PostgreSQL specifically) since the beginning of my professional career. On the other hand, I’ve been introduced to rbenv on the day one!
july 2018
Seiko Watches - Prospex Digi-Tuna Solar X LOWERCASE Ed. Ref. SBEP005
The Seiko Prospex Digi-Tuna Solar X LOWERCASE Ed. Ref. SBEP005 is a Japanese exclusive model, suitable for anyone who are looking for a rugged and a classic Seiko tool watch that does not break the bank.
july 2018
How to Grow Old: Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life
“If you can fall in love again and again,” Henry Miller wrote as he contemplated the measure of a life well lived on the precipice of turning eighty, “if you…
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july 2018
The Bulk of Software Engineering in 2018 is Just Plumbing
2018, Jul 08 I read a post online recently about how some software engineer was asked to complete a technically complex, jargon-filled coding challenge over the…
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july 2018
YOMP NOTES - HIKES, TRAILS & the KIT to get it DONE!
In an ideal world We’d have one bag and that would suit all our needs but the world isn’t perfect and we have to adapted our gear and carry to fit the…
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july 2018
To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own
We have been trained to love things not for their material function, but for the symbolic act of acquiring and possessing them.Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty…
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july 2018
Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags
Photo by Paula Mariel Salischiker For 20 years, privacy advocates have been sounding the alarm about commercial online surveillance, the way that companies…
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july 2018
AlphaPremier - Silver Fox Watch Strap - BluShark
The AlphaPremier Collection combines the best features of all BluShark collections resulting in our highest quality nylon strap to date. The strap has a silky smooth construction with a slim 1.2mm profile and premium stainless steel hardware. As with many of our straps, one keeper is left unstitched to slide to the most optimal position.
june 2018
FinalStraw
Clean, compact, and totally badass: For anyone who wants to rid their lives—and the planet—of single-use plastic.
june 2018
Endeavor Notebook. The Ingenious, Refillable Design.
An heirloom quality notebook system you'll want to pass down. Inner notebook refills mount brilliantly into a full-grain leather cover.
june 2018
G-Shock DW-5600E Review: Just How Tough Is a $40 Watch?
The DW-5600E is not the iconic original G-Shock, though you wouldn’t know from looking at it. The 5600 series first hit the scene in 1987 and has been in…
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june 2018
A Problem With Side Projects
I see a lot of people on Twitter talking about how, when the tech industry requires side projects, it disadvantages people who don't have free time to devote to…
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june 2018
I was Jordan Peterson’s strongest supporter. Now I think he’s dangerous | The Star
Fri., May 25, 2018 Several years ago, Jordan Peterson told me he wanted to buy a church. This was long before he became known as “the most influential public…
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june 2018
Spina CMS - Ruby on Rails 5+
Editing content on the web should be easy and fun. Most people don't need to know about templates or HTML. Spina hides most of that stuff and focuses on what matters most.
may 2018
Introduction to Functional Programming in OCaml
About This Course Functional programming is a programming paradigm which is rapidly attracting interest from a broad range of developers because it allows to…
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may 2018
How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book” – RyanHoliday.net
The other day I was reading a book and I came across a little anecdote. It was about the great Athenian general Themistocles. Before the battle of Salamis, he…
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may 2018
A new (to me) concept for keeping a notebook. – Shaunta Grimes – Medium
I am a Commonplace Book convert. You should be, too. Every once in a while vision clears, or inspiration burns through, or some sharp spot of clarity happens…
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april 2018
Productivity in plaintext
I've been sitting on this post for a while, aware of the irony of spending any length of time reading or writing about productivity. But this article should be an axe sharpener, particularly for those interested in getting away from third-party or over-engineered software and back to basics. The goal is to take back control of the entire productivity workflow, operate at K, the speed of keyboard, regardless of computer spec and to eliminate complex and proprietary software. It's KISS, it's UNIX, it's boring. But does it work?
april 2018
about my book notes | Derek Sivers
I have a collection of my notes from the 250+ books I’ve read since 2007. This page is just to…
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april 2018
An Index of Ideas
About 18 months ago I stopped buying non-fiction books on Kindle. At first, it was all about the money. In my research for creating The Focus Course I was…
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april 2018
Opinion | Why There Is No ‘Liberal Tea Party’
Opinion In October 2015, John Boehner was driven from office by right-wing members of his own caucus. His successor, Paul Ryan, despite having been chosen as…
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april 2018
How The Wire became the greatest TV show ever made
It won no Emmys, was dwarfed by The Sopranos in its viewing figures, and every season was a struggle to get recommissioned. A decade ago this spring, The Wire…
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april 2018
Trevon Duval and the Other Side of Duke’s One-and-Done Era
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Trevon Duval declared for the NBA draft last week, but the Duke freshman’s decision was made for him back in January. That’s…
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april 2018
Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook
In 2003, one year before Facebook was founded, a website called Facemash began nonconsensually scraping pictures of students at Harvard from the school’s…
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april 2018
2-Compartment Cafeteria Tray | Schoolhouse Electric
Evoking the old days of navigating the school cafeteria with a lunch tray in hand, this two-compartment gray tray offers versatile utility with a playful vintage feel. Manufactured in the United States from a vintage mold that we brought back into production, the lightweight, high-impact fiberglass is impervious to stains, odors and scratches. The perfect multipurpose piece, this Schoolhouse Exclusive is ideal for desk and table top organization, serving up snacks or cocktails, or livening up a bare end table.
april 2018
Young Steve Jobs on how to hire, manage, and lead people
How Steve Jobs managed people, led people, gave people a common vision, hired insanely great people, and how he avoided "professionals."
april 2018
Travel Wallet | Leather Passport Holders with RFID | Bellroy
No more beading with nervous sweat as you shuffle through your bags, looking for your passport. The Travel Wallet enables you to keep all of your important documents in one place while fitting snugly in your pocket. With two note sections, a tailored passport pouch, card slots and even a handy pen, the only thing you need to worry about is making sure you get a window seat on the plane.
march 2018
Jerrod Carmichael: 8
Taped in December 2016 before a live audience at the historic Masonic Hall in New York City, the show features Jerrod Carmichael's subversive, thought-provoking take on cultural norms.
march 2018
Mastermind - Desktop Writing Pad • Baron Fig
Your desk is your command center and you are at the helm.
Featuring dot grid paper and tear-away pages, the Mastermind is a large
desk pad that integrates seamlessly into your workflow.
march 2018
Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet
“The Internet started as a bastion for free expression,” a former Reddit C.E.O. wrote. These days, “the trolls are winning.” Illustration by Javier Jaén Which…
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march 2018
Wind Up Kidd Chronicle — by Craig Mod
So it’s a rare and wonderful thing to find a contemporary book wrapped in something I just can’t remove. Or, rather, wrapped in something I love to keep on, to remove, and then replace, again and again. This is the case with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, my favorite{ref1} Haruki Murakami book.
march 2018
Joel Berry II and Grayson Allen Are Entering Their Final Act
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Joel Berry II had to score. After North Carolina had pulled ahead by as many as 10 points in the second half of its February 8…
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march 2018
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even…
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march 2018
Brackets - A modern, open source code editor that understands web design.
With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It's crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers.
march 2018
Logic Magazine
We are a print magazine about technology that publishes three times per year, with a small digital footprint. Want to know more? Read our manifesto.
march 2018
GitHub - data61/fp-course: Functional Programming Course
The course is structured according to a linear progression and uses the Haskell programming language to learn programming concepts pertaining to functional programming.
march 2018
Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier
Steele told friends that Trump supporters were using him as a “battering ram” to “take down the whole intelligence community.” Illustration by Cristiana…
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march 2018
How To Enjoy Exercising Even If You're A Fat, Sensitive Nerd
Illustration: Angelica Alzona (GMG) As an overweight woman who performs in public, I’ve resented the ways in which women like me are reduced to our bodies and…
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march 2018
Complaining Is Useless
One Sunday last August, maybe halfway through a 22-mile trail run in 85 degrees and full sun, the day after we’d run 24 trail miles as part of a training…
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march 2018
Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself
For the past four years, I’ve worked as a software developer at Google. On February 1st, I quit. It was because they refused to buy me a Christmas present.…
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march 2018
Elm, Elixir, and Phoenix: Reflecting on a Functional Full-Stack Project
A couple days ago, I wrapped up work on a side-project I started back in December 2016. It started out as a barebones server-side-rendered Phoenix app, and my…
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february 2018
Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, post 12 May 1780
I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Painting and Poetry Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry and Porcelaine.
february 2018
Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is thinking about kottke.org at 20
In 2013, Jason Kottke wrote a prediction for Nieman Lab’s year-end roundup: “ The blog is dead, long live the blog. ” Kottke was then (and still is) owner of…
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february 2018
Trucks & Manliness
Capitalism, the sort we have now, demands from us total uniformity. We have to accept its premise that instead of living, breathing human beings, we are each…
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february 2018
22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight
You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other. Yes, Gatsby . Yes, The Old Man…
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february 2018
Of Course, N.C. State-UNC Is A Rivalry. It's Just A Bad One.
Photo Credit: Gerry Broome/ AP Photo Three days ago, before Duke poo-poo’d all over itself during a ghastly second half and gave the folks in Chapel Hill…
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february 2018
A list of 25 Principles of Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow
Silicon Valley visionary John Perry Barlow died last night at the age of 70. When he was 30, the EFF founder (and sometime Grateful Dead lyricist) drew up a…
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february 2018
Blogs are “thought spaces”
A long long long time ago when I started blogging, it was for two reasons: I wanted to share what I learned on a daily basis as a reporter — tiny bytes of…
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february 2018
Take the Power Back – iA
Take the Power Back 07. February 2018 You may have heard that the best way to deal with the “information overload” is to switch off your devices. To take a…
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february 2018
How I Created Great Rituals in January : zen habits
In the month of January, I created a handful of incredible rituals, and they’ve been changing my life. The rituals are meant to support my focuses for 2018 :…
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february 2018
Exploring ReasonML and functional programming
Exploring ReasonML and functional programming A book by Dr. Axel Rauschmayer Get the book Read “Exploring ReasonML” online for free. Buy the ebook (DRM-free…
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february 2018
Zero to 100 | By Harry Kane
Failure is a funny thing, when you’re a kid. I remember the day so clearly. There was this park right behind our house in Chingford, and I’d go there all the…
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february 2018
Career Structure. It doesn't matter. Until it matters.
In this article, I’m going to talk about career structure, career development, and career titles in a tech organisation. This post is more about organisational…
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january 2018
Dean Allen – on his mother’s wedding.
Dear Dad, So Mom got married yesterday. It was in a park, amid some lurid autumn trees. The…
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january 2018
The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought
A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal investigations, before the mass resignations, and before the connotation of the word “Uber” shifted…
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january 2018
Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone?
SAN FRANCISCO — I’ve gone gray, and it’s great. In an effort to break my smartphone addiction, I’ve joined a small group of people turning their phone screens…
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january 2018
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