Rohingya refugees after crossing from Myanmar into Bangladesh in August. (Photo: Tomas Munita for The New York Time…
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3 days ago
Arun Barnard on Twitter: "I love @hashtagkit I get maybe 2,000 kit views a month. I’m just dying for one of those verified stars one day.… "
I love @hashtagkit I get maybe 2,000 kit views a month. I’m just dying for one of those verified stars one day.
6 days ago
This must be where ice cream goes to die
from twitter
11 days ago
How to Tell If You're a Great Manager
As I read this list of 12 questions, I started answering them for each of the different roles I’ve had. When I worked for great managers and answered the questions, I found I answered yes to almost all of them. The converse is also true.

This list incorporates questions about communication clarity, mission, shared values, respect, community and teamwork.

Do I know what is expected of me at work?
Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right?
At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
In the last seven days, have I received recognition or praise for doing good work?
Does my supervisor, or someone at work, seem to care about me as a person?
Is there someone at work who encourages my development?
At work, do my opinions seem to count?
Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel my job is important?
Are my co-workers committed to doing high-quality work?
Do I have a best friend at work?
In the last six months, has someone at work talked to me about my progress?
This last year, have I had opportunities at work to learn and grow?
Running through this list as a manager with each report might be a great way to structure a one-on-one, especially those deeper conversations about career progression, employee satisfaction and a person’s place within an organization.
playbook  management  hr 
15 days ago
what i learned today
The quest for the perfect _________.

I met a fellow at a party last year who, when I told him what I do for work, shared a great anecdote that I have since carried with me.

His name is Ports, and he told me about a lesson from his 6th grade teacher. A lesson about finding a quest in life. Something that doesn’t involve work, doesn’t involve relations, but is a quest for the perfect form of something you love. Such that when life gets you down, you’ll always have your quest.

The teacher’s, for example? The quest for the perfect french fry. He loved french fries! So he was always on the hunt for the best one.

The quest Ports had decided upon was for the perfect chocolate frappe. (Now you see why he told this story upon our meeting.) This guy knew everything about ice cream and frappes, and said that, indeed, when he’d fallen on difficult times in life, his simple quest had kept him going. New ice cream parlors, new chocolate frappes, new possibilities.

I shared this story while sharing an exceptional sunset on a winter’s evening at Coney Island not too long ago. Shown above, captured on my phone. Because my quest, I decided – independent from work, aside from love, family, friends, and beyond any material matters – simply, my quest is to see the perfect sunset.
life  diana  blog 
16 days ago
Japan 2014 | One of my favourite things about Foursquare | Natasha Carolan | Flickr
"One of my favourite things about Foursquare" – Natasha Carolan

my tip at super potato
foursquare  japan  tokyo 
17 days ago
Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage. Since 2009 this variant force of nature has caught wind of shutdowns, shutoffs, mergers, and plain old deletions - and done our best to save the history before it's lost forever. Along the way, we've gotten attention, resistance, press and discussion, but most importantly, we've gotten the message out: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
web  history  archive  tools 
17 days ago
LuLaRoe + Facebook/Instagram Live is the modern day QVC. I'm watching my wife watch her friend talking about her fa…
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19 days ago
this is what happens anytime , and i are in a room together, chat room or otherwise.
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19 days ago
The more you know – ∞ (stream)
Data aggregates and The more you know™
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21 days ago
OverTheWire: Wargames
The wargames offered by the OverTheWire community can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.
security  programming  games 
22 days ago
*SIM issues, so pops out the card from iPhone and blows the dust off*

"Ha. It's like the old days." –– "I know. It…
from twitter
4 weeks ago
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York
blog  culture  history  nyc 
4 weeks ago
MLK Day and Books Through Bars – ∞ (stream)
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
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5 weeks ago
MLK Day and Books Through Bars
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5 weeks ago
"Because if you knew what you were getting into, you never would have done it." – Ethan to Luthor, Mission: Impossi…
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5 weeks ago
Easier, a song by Weval on Spotify
for your speakers, to kick off a rainy Friday at home – Easier /
from twitter
5 weeks ago
The Infinite Space Between Words
great post on the time differentials - cpu cycle to L* caches to RAM to disk to cloud
blog  computer  hardware  history 
5 weeks ago
kit's on here now
api  oembed  kit 
5 weeks ago
Really feeling like the headline here should’ve been “You can check-in any time you like, but you can never leave”…
from twitter
6 weeks ago
The Most Powerful Internet Metric of All | Above the Crowd | By Bill Gurley

quantitative and qualitative ones drive (user interface, performance, convenience, effective advertising, word of mouth)
playbook  startups 
7 weeks ago
Four Questions Every Marketplace Startup Should Be Able to Answer
network effects - how will your marketplace grow?
homogenous versus heterogeneous supply - is your startup a search marketplace or a matching marketplace?
two-sided incentives - how will you keep both buyers and sellers in the marketplace?
size and frequency of interaction - what are the unit economics of your marketplace?
startups  marketplaces 
7 weeks ago
Facebook Video Ads to Grow Your Business
Produce videos for your business automatically. Watch for free, edit easily, and be done in minutes.
playbook  advertising  facebook  startups 
7 weeks ago
Disagree and Commit - A Management Principle for Highly Functioning Teams
Disagree and commit. I first read about this idea in the 2016 Amazon Shareholders letter. But the idea can be traced back to Andy Grove at Intel. Grove wrote about this topic in High Output Management. Disagree and commit is a management technique for handling conflict. There are two parts to it. First, expecting and demanding teammates to voice their disgreement. Second, no matter their point of view, once a decision has been made, everyone commits to its success.
management  startups 
7 weeks ago
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