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Downfalls of Distributed Startups — about work — Medium
"This post is a look at the biggest downfalls of distributed startups - specifically the rise of monoculture, siloing of the workforce, isolation of management, expense of communication and loss of group context." Lots of great points, and well-observed counters; useful reading if you only ever work from home occasionally, let alone all the time.
wfh  work  companies  culture  distributed 
april 2013 by infovore
Twitter / @HATProject/HomeAlone
"All the characters fom Home Alone, the project starts on the 22nd." 22 Twitterbots, performing Home Alone, in realtime, starting Dec 22nd. Awesome. Bonkers, but awesome (and takes the concept I used in Twit 4 Dead to a new level).
drama  performance  twitter  bots  homealone  narrative  distributed 
december 2009 by infovore
Process Perfection
"The bottom line is, there are laws on the books in the EU that stand in direct conflict with the needs of Google's architecture, and no amount of hand waving will make that fact go away." Smart artcile about the legal issues of cloud computing.
architecture  google  privacy  law  cloudcomputing  distributed  computing  hosting 
july 2008 by infovore
Wish I’d seen this « Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird
"...what exemplars like Dopplr and Fire Eagle demonstrate beautifully is [that]... the seams between systems are as important to the way a service is ultimately experienced as the more obvious interface between system and human user."
application  web  design  development  interaction  data  ownership  portability  distributed 
april 2008 by infovore
Git Magic - Preface
"Git is a version control Swiss army knife. A reliable versatile multipurpose revision control tool whose extraordinary flexibility makes it tricky to learn, let alone master. I'm recording what I've figured out so far in these pages." Really excellent.
git  vcs  sourcecontrol  versioncontrol  distributed  programming  development 
april 2008 by infovore
"You are viewing Modernista! through the eyes of the Web. The menu on the left is our homepage. Everything behind it is beyond our control." Inventive, certainly. Not quite sure how much I like it, though.
design  web  agency  portfolio  crazy  distributed 
april 2008 by infovore
5 Reasons Distributed Teams Suck | Socialtext Enterprise Wiki
"when ever you have a new team member you have a new team". Ross Mayfield is pretty accurate, in my experience, of the issues with distributed working.
work  distributed  teleworking 
october 2007 by infovore
Pasta&Vinegar » Blog Archive » There’s no reason why WoW couldn’t be represented by anything other than an RSS feed
Great selection of links to Raph Koster's "Design For Everywhere" - a talk at GDC to the games industry about designing games (and, by inference, software) for use in any context. Important!
games  play  network  distributed  casual  presentation  ubiplay 
september 2007 by infovore
ESV Bible Blog » Blog Archive » Mechanical Turk Recap
The ESV Bible team crowdsourced their interlinked search database to Amazon's Mechanical Turk. That turned out quite well for them.
crowdsourcing  mechanicalturk  amazon  outsourcing  distributed  processing 
july 2006 by infovore

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