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every blog post justifying a design decision in a hot new language is like "the problem with [old language] is that…
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Justin Searls on Twitter: "If I wanted to take a trip to the US Northeast for the express purpose to eat as much lobster as cheaply as I can, where and when should I go?"
If I wanted to take a trip to the US Northeast for the express purpose to eat as much lobster as cheaply as I can, where and when should I go? Maine
#food 
yesterday
The Road Becomes What You Leave on Vimeo
The Road Becomes What You Leave is a meditative documentary following the band Magnolia Electric Co. as as they travel across the prairies of Canada. Jason Molina
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yesterday
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When you're leaving a big company to interview at a startup, there are some hidden questions you might not know to…
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"The winning brands of the future are those that realize that bringing social impact into their core is no longer n…
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yesterday
httpbin(1): HTTP Client Testing Service
Testing an HTTP Library can become difficult sometimes. RequestBin is fantastic for testing POST requests, but doesn't let you control the response. This exists to cover all kinds of HTTP scenarios. Additional endpoints are being considered.
#technology  #networking  #web.programming  #api 
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RT : I just heard my all-time favorite thing said by an NBA play-by-play announcer, as Ricky Rubio made a shot over Step…
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2 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Hans Zimmer (5), Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane (3), Big Star (2), Black Swans (2) & G…
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3 days ago
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lets all just avoid saying Happy Friday for one day. we all know it's here, let's just chill on that today for once…
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6 days ago
Can Dirt Save the Earth? - The New York Times
Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.
#environment  #landscaping 
6 days ago
Syncthing
Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet.
#technology  #backups 
8 days ago
GitHub - zulip/zulip: Zulip server - powerful open source team chat
also one of the coolest things about zulip is that it's open source! . dozens of people cont…
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8 days ago
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also one of the coolest things about zulip is that it's open source! . dozens of people cont…
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8 days ago
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zulip: chat software I love (!)
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8 days ago
Zulip
zulip: chat software I love (!)
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8 days ago
Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.
Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.

Ebook projects like Project Gutenberg transcribe ebooks and make them available for the widest number of reading devices. Standard Ebooks takes ebooks from sources like Project Gutenberg, formats and typesets them using a carefully designed and professional-grade style manual, lightly modernizes them, fully proofreads and corrects them, and then builds them to create a new edition that takes advantage of state-of-the-art ereader and browser technology.
#technology  #literature 
14 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Black Moth Super Rainbow (10), Mates of State (6), Cowboy Junkies (4), The National (4)…
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17 days ago
The High Price of Generosity | Chicago magazine | C Notes February 2013
For many years Hoffman remained anonymous. He wasn’t interested in making money from his YAB projects. One pseudonym he kept was Sighn, and each new project seemed to have a new fictionalized master puppeteer. But Hoffman wants to transition to being a full-time artist and that means making income from projects like these. So recently, as the YAB closes in on the ten-year mark, he stepped into the light.
#art 
22 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Thelonious Monk (5), Earth Girl Helen Brown (1), High on Fire (1), Melvins (1) & Overki…
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4 weeks ago
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An hour ago I had to guess on an old health website 'What is your favorite teacher'. Turns out long ago I h…
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I didn't drop everything.... but here you go :) Enjoy.
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♫ My Top 5 artists: St. Vincent (29), Ty Segall (20), Queens of the Stone Age (8), Earth Girl Helen Brown (…
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5 weeks ago
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I’m very lucky to work with such an intelligent and passionate group of people.
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5 weeks ago
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"Every piece of code we commit, every email we send, and every meeting we have is driven by an unwavering commitmen…
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We were featured in for the social good we do at . I'm very proud to be a part of thi…
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6 weeks ago
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This comment by is a sort of "Node.js, The Good Parts". Read it, especially if you tend to look do…
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6 weeks ago
Announcing Civiqs: the coolest thing I've helped build since Daily Kos
Behold, Civiqs—a division of Kos Media, separate from Daily Kos, with its own team but under the same corporate umbrella. And what does Civiqs offer? Exactly what we hoped for: the ability to scientifically track data EVERY SINGLE DAY on dozens of issues, candidates, and campaigns, so we can see how events affect public opinion in real time.
#politics  #technology 
6 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: The Decemberists (21), Thelonious Monk (17), Springtime Carnivore (16), Ella Fitzgerald…
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6 weeks ago
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The "Vim Clutch": A USB footpedal that connects to Vim and toggles you in and out of "insert" mode --…
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6 weeks ago
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RT : In honor of , the first post in our "Changemakers" series highlights Jane Addams -
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“Today’s leading brands are stepping up as leaders and influencers around causes and recognizing that people want t…
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Calexico (15), Marlon Williams (12), Julia Holter (11), Murder By Death (11) & Bonnie '…
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7 weeks ago
Arch Linux and the XPS 13 9360
This post is basically going to get you through an Arch Linux installation, with full disk encryption, hibernate and hybrid sleep support.
#technology  #tutorial  #linux 
8 weeks ago
Email tracking, scheduling, templates, send later, and surveys for Gmail | Mixmax
Powerful analytics, automation, and enhancements for your outbound communications.
#technology  #automation  #email  #marketing  #sales  AList 
8 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Billie Holiday (40), Flying Lotus (34), Calexico (32), Billie Holiday and Her Orchestra…
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8 weeks ago
Home | plainlanguage.gov
The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a community of federal employees dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communications from government. We believe that using plain language saves federal agencies time and money and provides better service to the American public.
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9 weeks ago
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It frustrates me to see folks that get professional feedback that they should "talk more in meetings," so I wrote u…
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9 weeks ago
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This excerpt from 's Outsider's Guide to FP really nails some of what I—much less eloquently—tried to reflec…
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10 weeks ago
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RT : AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF
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10 weeks ago
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One of the first legit positive statements about MS I've heard in years: "Longer term, this may be a…
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10 weeks ago
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I continue to be annoyed/troubled by discussions that paint millennials with a broad brush. We don’t manage macro…
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10 weeks ago
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“The most obvious use case for DIDs within Microsoft products would be LinkedIn, which could be viewed as a sort of…
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10 weeks ago
Salesforce investing $2 billion in Canada, as U.S. tech firms head north | Reuters
Canada attracting large tech investments due to more favorable immigration policies which attract diverse talent
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10 weeks ago
When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With
When You don’t agree with a decision, you can turn it into a strategic advantage
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10 weeks ago
The Key to Networking: Keeping in Touch | Karl Hughes
My system for keeping in touch with people in my network.
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10 weeks ago
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As a person in IT, I can appreciate these politicians trying to fix government by briefly turning it off and on aga…
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10 weeks ago
Blockchain Demo
I would watch all videos by he’s very good at explaining. Also is fun
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10 weeks ago
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This is hands down the best non-technical explanation of blockchain technologies that I've read: "Beyond the Bitcoi…
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11 weeks ago
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at this point I've really internalized "being clear about what you know and don't know is a thing senior engineers…
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11 weeks ago
Q - Common Mistakes in Data Science Hiring : Part 2
RT : As promised, here's the second installment of "Common Mistakes in Hiring."
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11 weeks ago
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RT : As promised, here's the second installment of "Common Mistakes in Hiring."
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11 weeks ago
Q - Common Mistakes in Data Science Hiring : Part 1
Hiring and retention are common sources of frustration in the world of data science. (That includes machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and big data.) It’s easy to blame this on candidates being fickle because data science is a hot, in-demand field. There’s certainly some truth to that. There’s also another truth: you’re unwittingly sabotaging your efforts to hire and retain data talent.
#technology  #hiring  #management  #data.science  DataScience 
11 weeks ago
Trey Causey, Data Product Manager
I am advocating for an empathetic but potentially more time-consuming process here. I realize a lot of this advice runs contrary to widespread hiring practices, and I'm comfortable with that. I'm interesting in promoting a workplace that welcomes diversity in all forms and that matches candidates with jobs that help them grow as people and as data scientists. Similarly, you should be hiring people that will push your organization forward, and that encourages learning and teaching between peers.
#technology  #hiring  #management  #data.science 
11 weeks ago
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RT : awarded by Friends of Nachusa. Science makes all the ! Grant recipients are:…
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11 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Lana Del Rey (7), The Band (6), Ibeyi (4), Ibeyi (Featuring Kamasi Washington) (2) & La…
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11 weeks ago
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12 weeks ago
Donald Trump is winning - Vox
Even before Trump, American politics was becoming dangerously angry, polarized, bitter. In this, Trump’s rise is more symptom than cause. But his presidency has been an accelerant, and the consequences of it are yet untold.
#politics 
12 weeks ago
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This partially explains why I rarely engage in the charade that is the current administration / political climate.…
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12 weeks ago
The Modular Monolith: Rails Architecture – Dan Manges – Medium
Rather than extracting microservices, we decided to first focus on making our app modular. Our goal was to identify good architectural boundaries before we extracted code out into independent services. This would set us up to be able to migrate to microservices in the future, by having the code structured in a way to make a smooth transition.

Our approach has been working exceptionally well. Based on our experience, I’d highly recommend this strategy for almost any team at our size and scale. We have a code base that’s been under development for over two years with twenty-five software engineers now working on it. We have 50,000+ lines of Ruby/Rails application code and 100,000+ lines of test code.
#technology  #ruby  #rails  #architecture  #software.architecture 
12 weeks ago
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Nice and clear description of sound architectural practices: “The Modular Monolith: Rails Architecture” by…
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12 weeks ago
Introducing Kindergartners to Coding – Public Good
Introducing Kindergartners to Coding
I recently had the opportunity to present at my daughter’s Kindergarten Career Day. As the VP of Engineering at Public Good, this provided me a chance to explore what technology and programming mean to both kindergartners and to many of their parents who aren’t immersed in a technology for a living. The presentation also had to be engaging and meaningful for the kids, lest I risk boring 38 six year olds and suffer the dire consequences.
#technology  #public.good 
january 2018
Public Good Software at Bloomberg D4GX 2017 – Public Good
The abstract of our paper hints at a few things we’ll soon talk about in more detail here on the blog in 2018:

Public Good Software’s products match journalistic articles and other narrative content to relevant charitable causes and nonprofit organizations so that readers can take action on the issues raised by the articles’ publishers. Previously an expensive and labor-intensive process, application of machine learning and other automated textual analyses now allow us to scale this matching process to the volume of content produced daily by multiple large national media outlets. This paper describes the development of a layered system of tactics working across a general news model that minimizes the need for human curation while maintaining the particular focus of concern for each individual publication. We present a number of general strategies for categorizing heterogenous texts, and suggest editorial and operational tactics for publishers to make their publications and individual content items more efficiently analyzed by automated systems.
#technology  #public.good  #machine.learning 
january 2018
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Our engineers not only wow us every day, but also wow a very tough crowd -- kindergarteners!
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january 2018
Introducing Kindergartners to Coding – Public Good
I just published “Introducing Kindergartners to Coding”
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january 2018
We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. - Vox
Think about your elementary school.

If you attended an American public school, chances are you went to that school because your family lived in that school’s attendance zone. You probably didn’t think twice about it.

We tend to assume these are neutrally drawn, immutable borders. But if you take a step back and look at the demographics of who lives in each attendance zone, you’re faced with maps like this:
#technology  #journalism  #diversity  #racism 
january 2018
Tracking compensation and promotion inequity | Lara Hogan
Plenty of tech companies are attempting to make their pipeline of candidates more diverse. But an organization won’t find much success recruiting a more diverse group of employees unless its leaders are aware of their existing internal inclusion and equity issues. Unless leadership has already started to tackle these issues, it’s likely that these new hires will enter into an environment that they won’t want to stick around in for long.

One of my suggestions is to calculate whether you compensate and promote people fairly, which requires some level of manual analysis. It also takes a lot of work to make this math repeatable, so you can check in on your organization’s progress over time. And if you’re doing this analysis for the first time, you probably won’t have statistically significant results, because you may not have enough folks from underrepresented communities yet.
#technology  #diversity  #management  #hiring  #recruiting 
january 2018
Inclusion in the first shift.
Drucker suggests, “If you can't measure it, you can't improve it”, and that’s where I started. Especially when you invest a bunch of your time and energy into something, it’s easy to index on your effort over your effect, so starting with success metrics was important to keep me grounded in real impact.

I started measuring the areas proposed by Lara Hogan in Inclusion math, and added a few more based on discussion with coworkers and friends:

Retention: do underrepresented minorities (URMs) stay at your company as long as other folks?
Time at level: do URMs experience comparable rates of career progression at your company?
Level distribution: are URMs represented in all levels of seniority?
Compensation: are URMs compensated equitably for their level?
Usage rate: which individuals lead and participate in inclusion and culture efforts? Are senior managers and senior engineers involved? How broad is the pool of participants?
Social recognition: do you talk about inclusion efforts in your forums of culture? Company meetings, offsites, and so on.
Performance recognition: how are inclusion and culture efforts recognized in your performance and compensation process?
Hiring: is your pipeline diverse, and are URMs in your pipeline getting and accepting offers at similar rates? (The pipeline still matters.)
Many of these metrics are easy to analyze in partnership with human resources. Much of what we did to impact those metrics is obvious (e.g. cold sourcing), and I don’t want to retread tired ground, but measuring and moving some of these metrics did require meaningful changes to how I work, and I think those are worth digging into a bit.
#technology  #diversity  #hiring  #management 
january 2018
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