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Agility Requires Safety
RT : "Agility Requires Safety"--fantastic presentation on development practices by
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10 hours ago
The #1 Browser Automation, Data Extraction, and Web Testing Tool | iMacros Software
pretty sure this is the software in question: if you search Twitter its used for all sort of shady
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2 days ago
Dr Shashi Tharoor MP - Britain Does Owe Reparations - YouTube
Need a 15 minute crash course on the economic realities of British Colonialism in India? /cc
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3 days ago
Twitter
Hacker News is pretty incredible at the moment
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5 days ago
How to do distributed locking — Martin Kleppmann’s blog
So many good points in this post on distributed locks, but my favorite is "understand the problem you're solving"
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5 days ago
Watch WORLD OF TOMORROW Online | Vimeo On Demand on Vimeo
Bunch of great animated shorts nominated this year but "World of Tomorrow" is the one I can imagine rewatching
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5 days ago
I have some questions about mobile, geo, and platforms — Medium
“I have some questions about mobile, geo, and platforms” - new post on
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6 days ago
Shorter Feedback is not Always Bett
"Improvements in controlling systems have outstripped improvements in observation."
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9 days ago
Twitter
Got a special hand delivery (only 6+ years late) this morning. Recognized for contributions to Big Purple, how nice
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10 days ago
Effective Learning Strategies for Programmers - Allison Kaptur
"If you have a fixed mindset – you believe that people are either smart or they’re not, and they can’t really change that – then you also tend to believe that if you’re good at something, it should be easy for you, and if something is hard for you than you must not be good at it. That’s a fixed-mindset view."
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15 days ago
Bureaucracy Isn’t Inevitable — Here’s How Airbnb Beat It
"The most important question that you have to answer when you're hiring somebody is ‘Is this person going to be energized by unknowns?’"
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15 days ago
Bureaucracy Isn’t Inevitable — Here’s How Airbnb Beat It
"Curtis recommends allocating at least 45 minutes to an interview that is entirely about culture and character."
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15 days ago
Twitter
RT : Bumping this today bc snow piles are a fascinating, disgusting problem for cities to solve
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15 days ago
The Strange–and Sometimes Secret–Ways Cities Deal With Massive Piles of Snow | Atlas Obscura
RT : Bumping this today bc snow piles are a fascinating, disgusting problem for cities to solve
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15 days ago
When does conversational commerce make sense today? - Laughing Meme
Also posted on the blog, "When does conversational commerce make sense today?"
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16 days ago
When does conversational commerce make sense today? — Medium
Got asked about chat and commerce this week, wrote some notes,
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16 days ago
Advice for White Men « Accidentally in Code
on special snowflakes (and giving advice while bias blind) by
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16 days ago
At 83, I Decided to Develop an App — Medium
Wanted to be snide, but Rumsfeld on getting into mobile app development is good storytelling & I enjoy a good story
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19 days ago
Twitter
Interesting, how long as had the "alerts" feature?
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21 days ago
Twitter
And then all the phone like devices in the house start beeping at once
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21 days ago
Twitter
thanks for being open this morning
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21 days ago
CES 2016—Observations for Product People
"It would be hard to overstate the clear opportunity to build winning products using stronger software relative to competitors. Said another way, spending too many cycles on hardware pits you against the supply chain for most products."
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24 days ago
CES 2016—Observations for Product People
"f you talk to the makers at the booths, most every device has more capabilities in hardware than is being exposed in the current release of software. Cameras are capable of 4K, SIM slots go unused, sensors collect but don’t share, and so on."
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24 days ago
CES 2016—Observations for Product People
"Software development is unable to keep up with the hardware."
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24 days ago
Twitter
Why yes that is my daughter only wearing a light sweater on the abandoned tundra of a playground
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24 days ago
Untitled (http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/01/18/tabby_s_star_faded_substantially_over_past_century.html)
"I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that this [...] is sortof what you’d expect if aliens were building a Dyson Swarm" -
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26 days ago
Twitter
Spent my morning with 18 2yr olds high on sugar, you?
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28 days ago
Women in Tech
The from and adds data to the issues many of us hear about (and many men are still oblivious to)
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4 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : A quick interview with who I have the great privilege of working with
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4 weeks ago
Twitter
“Every single person on that Forbes 400 list from tech was a founder, cofounder or VC”
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4 weeks ago
Paul Graham “Clarifies” Again. — Medium
“Every single person on that Forbes 400 list from tech was a founder, cofounder or VC”
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4 weeks ago
Towards an understanding of technical debt — Medium
Cross posted to : “Towards an understanding of technical debt”
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4 weeks ago
Towards an understanding of technical debt - Laughing Meme
New blog post: Towards an understanding of technical debt
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4 weeks ago
Your Best Shot 2015: The Great Outdoors | Flickr Blog
I don't use Flickr anymore, but I do miss the experience of breath taking photos mixed in with my everyday churn,
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5 weeks ago
Twitter
Having serious doubts about getting out of bed
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5 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : Mother-i-L doesn't have Twitter. She wanted the world to see her bread. Told her I only 28 followers. "That'll do."
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6 weeks ago
Lessons learned from reading postmortems
"like driving without a seatbelt, nothing bad happens the vast majority of the time"
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6 weeks ago
Lessons learned from reading postmortems
"As with error handling, I’m often told that it’s obvious that config changes are scary, but it’s not so obvious that most companies test and stage config changes like they do code changes."
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6 weeks ago
Lessons learned from reading postmortems
"If you care about building robust systems, the error checking code is the main code!"
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6 weeks ago
Lessons learned from reading postmortems
"Configuration bugs, not code bugs, are the most common cause I’ve seen of really bad outages"
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6 weeks ago
The WTF Economy
"We need to ask ourselves whether the fundamental social safety nets of the developed world will survive the transition, and more importantly, what we will replace them with."
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"This, to me, is not therefore a “technology” company. It is a company that needs technology, but does not fundamentally value it."
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"this value may be expressed as the tech company values of “data-driven”, having a “focus on impact”, and “embracing and driving change.”"
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"They need to be able to access the information that lets them see the problem holistically to identify that solution. This becomes relatively difficult in a prescriptive implementation, because each individual may only understand their part of the task, and only perhaps the manager or overseer understands the whole. In complex software, it is likely that no individual understands the whole, but that the group must get together and act holistically to address and solve problems. Furthermore, because of the difficulty for any one individual to see all problems, members of the group must be empowered to raise problems to the overall group, communication as peers across hierarchy and function needs to be supported and encouraged. Thus the tech company common value of “transparency.”"
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"Or, perhaps you are saying that you value the ability for a small number of people to do work that impacts a huge number of people due to the relatively low physical footprint of software and the ease of scaling it relative to physical goods and services."
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"you can only mitigate this by placing a high value on learning from those mistakes, and evolving your tools and practices. Because almost any member of the team has the potential to cause these problems, all members must be part of the learning process. Thus the tech company common value of “learning.”"
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"However, the process of writing code is rarely completely prescriptive. Because of the difficulty in predicting what will need to change and the compounding impacts of choices made in the past, as well as the necessity for constant support and evolution that most business expect from their software these days, strong engineering teams tend to run somewhat more holistically."
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"If you value “technology”, you might be saying that you value the ability to see a problem and make the changes necessary to address that problem, at a speed that would not be possible if you were having to change the behavior of humans instead of the behavior of bits."
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"For this to happen, though, the person or group who sees the problem needs to be able to go in and do the fix."
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6 weeks ago
The Website Obesity Crisis
"The other vision is of the web as Call of Duty—an exquisitely produced, kind-of-but-not-really-participatory guided experience with breathtaking effects and lots of opportunities to make in-game purchases."
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6 weeks ago
The Website Obesity Crisis
"If you think a ‘real’ website has to live in the cloud and run across a dozen machines, a whole range of otherwise viable projects will seem unprofitable."
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6 weeks ago
Elided Branches: What is a Technology Company, Really?
"What is a technology company?" by @skamille is the most cogent and important thing I've read in a long time
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6 weeks ago
Twitter
Happy birthday Anwen! It's been amazing spending these last 2 years with you
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6 weeks ago
The normalization of deviance
"Let’s look at how the first one of these, “pay attention to weak signals”, interacts with a single example, the “WTF WTF WTF” a new person gives off when the join the company"
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6 weeks ago
The normalization of deviance
"cultures of niceness seem to have as many issues around speaking up as cultures of meanness, if not more. In some places, people are afraid to speak up because they’ll get attacked by someone mean. In others, they’re afraid because they’ll be branded as mean. It’s a hard problem."
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6 weeks ago
The normalization of deviance
"A lot of trendy startups have core values like “trust” and “transparency” which make it difficult to argue against universal access."
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6 weeks ago
The normalization of deviance
"It’s hard to get the political capital to restrict people’s access to what they believe they need, or are entitled, to know."
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6 weeks ago
The normalization of deviance
"most human beings perceive themselves as good and decent people, such that they can understand many of their rule violations as entirely rational and ethically acceptable responses to problematic situations. They understand themselves to be doing nothing wrong, and will be outraged and often fiercely defend themselves when confronted with evidence to the contrary."
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6 weeks ago
The normalization of deviance
"One example of the company where people routinely manually live edit the production database from a REPL as a means to execute certain types of tests because they have a number of systems that only run in prod and have no test analogue. People I’ve talked to there report that they often feel it’s a bit weird when they first start, but after a few months they get used to it and it seems totally normal. Julia Evans described to me, generically, how this happens:"
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6 weeks ago
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