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The Making of the American Gulag | Boston Review
ship, its emphasis on individuality, and its support of business. But the dominance of the security s
usa  history  2019  gulag  ice  child  dungeon  concentration  modern  failure  national  dominance  security  essay  article 
10 days ago by xer0x
JavaScript to Know for React
What JavaScript features you should be familiar with when learning and using React
article  tutorial  javascript  js  react  reactjs 
7 weeks ago by xer0x
How Twitch uses PostgreSQL - Twitch Blog
Twitch has approximately 125 database hosts serving OLTP workloads in production, usually as part of a cluster. Approximately 4% run MySQL, 2% run Amazon Aurora, and the rest run PostgreSQL. We…
article  databases  devops  postgresql  postgres  haproxy  pgbouncer 
7 weeks ago by xer0x
Vugu: A modern UI library for Go+WebAssembly
Pure Go. Targets WebAssembly (and/or server). Most modern browsers supported. Experimental, for now. Really cool.
article  development  go  golang  webassembly  Go_Language 
july 2019 by xer0x
Why You Only Need to Test with 5 Users
Elaborate usability tests are a waste of resources. The best results come from testing no more than 5 users and running as many small tests as you can afford.
research  testing  usability  ux  JakobNielsen  design  hci  article  interface  test 
july 2019 by xer0x
Clare Bucknell - Thinkers & Drinkers | Literary Review | Issue 474
Clare Bucknell: Thinkers & Drinkers - The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age by Leo Damrosch
article  arts  history  drink  think 
april 2019 by xer0x
No, 'Oumuamua is not an alien spaceship. It might be even weirder. | SYFY WIRE
Our first interstellar visitor, 'Oumuamua, is still a mystery. Despite some speculation, it's not a spaceship... but it might be a three-dimensional fractal snowflake.
oumuamua  article  asteroid  astronomy  bad  comet  editorial  fractals  interstellar  space 
february 2019 by xer0x
Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company
@shl I shifted my focus from selling my book (using Gumroad, the platform he built) to growing a VC-backed company (which he invested in). We still disagree on some things I'm sure, but everyone could learn a lot and quickly by getting out of his or her bubble.
advice  failure  startups  gumroad  silicon-valley  article  kpcb  lifestyle  startup  success 
february 2019 by xer0x
A rocker’s guide to management | 1843
Bands are known for drink, drugs and dust-ups. But beyond the debauchery lie four models for how to run a business. Ian Leslie explains
music  management  advice  1843  article  keithrichards  meetings  industry  team 
january 2019 by xer0x
Medium is a poor choice for blogging – Nikitonsky – Medium
Many people choose Medium lately as their go-to platform to blog. Kind of like Blogger a while back, it just seems what everybody has been doing (unless you are really nit-picky and care enough to…
article  blogging  medium  publishing  choices  badmedium  mistakes 
november 2018 by xer0x
How Exercise Might "Clean" the Alzheimer's Brain - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
alzheimers  article  exercise  health  forc  research  science  scientificamerican  studiesshow 
october 2018 by xer0x
Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics | First Round Review
Reboot.io founder and professional coach Khalid Halim has guided the leadership at Coinbase, Lyft and Checkr through some of the steepest parts of their growth curve. Here, he shares the two promises every founder must make before hypergrowth.
team  startup  business  article  grouping  24  3  8  points 
june 2018 by xer0x
Twirp: a sweet new RPC framework for Go – Twitch Blog
Today Twitch is releasing Twirp, an RPC framework we use for communication between backend servers written in Go, and it’s available now under an Apache 2 open source license.
article  framework  rpc  go  golang  important  server  twirp 
january 2018 by xer0x
Our Visual Imagination Is Severely Limited. Here Is Why That Matters.
When we imagine multiple images, we create multiple maps that compete for space in the brain’s visual areas. The implications are wide-ranging.
article  memory  research  science  eyes  visualization 
january 2018 by xer0x
The Making of Apple’s Emoji: How designing these tiny icons changed my life
Raymond and Angela designed Apple’s original emoji set, an initial batch of close to 460 characters.
apple  article  design  ifttt  emoji  Pocket  emotions  from:buffer  from:ifttt  loopinsight 
january 2018 by xer0x
Cmdr Coriander
A miscellanea of details on software design
article  bestpractices  programming  go  golang  development  important  main  Tips  bestpractice 
january 2018 by xer0x
Escape Sequences | Git Diff & Git Log | TwistlockLabs
This post discusses how escape sequences are not something to treat lightheartedly and how easy it is to hide content from Git
article  diff  git  security  hidingcontent  howto  important  interesting  programming  shell 
december 2017 by xer0x
The end of the housing supply debate (maybe) | City Observatory
The City Observatory is a study of modern-day cities and urban development practices.
article  blog  economics  housing  governmentIncompetence  IFTTT  Pocket  popularStupidity 
november 2017 by xer0x
A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete | The New Yorker
What if a drug could give you all the benefits of a workout?
516  exercise  research  pill  protein  longread  article  drugs  fitness  health 
november 2017 by xer0x
First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society - MIT Technology Review
Dating websites have changed the way couples meet. Now evidence is emerging that this change is influencing levels of interracial marriage and even the stability of marriage itself.
ifttt  dating  101117  1017  altscience  article  culture  Facebook  Feedly  FeedlySave 
october 2017 by xer0x
How Useful is Tufte for Making Maps? | Making Maps: DIY Cartography
Edward Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (1998, 2nd edition 2001) is a classic book, arguably his best, and certainly a key text in the field of information graphics (which encompasses cartography). I know some cartography courses use the book as a text. I recall being inspired by the book as a neophyte cartographer…
map  maps  tufte  cartography  EdwardTufte  Article  Awesome  DataVisualization  Design  gis 
september 2017 by xer0x
Is this my interface or yours? – John Saito – Medium
Remember back in the day when Windows had a My Computer icon? It was a glorious little icon that represented all the stuff you had on your computer—all your programs, all your work, all the digital…
design  ui  ux  writing  copywriting  article  copy  forms  issue  labeling 
august 2017 by xer0x
The Sense of an Endling
Scientists closely monitor the last member of a species. Is there space in a creature’s DNA to consider the prospect of no tomorrow?
extinct  article  toread  longreads 
march 2017 by xer0x
Big Ball of Mud
While much attention has been focused on
high-level software architectural patterns,
what is, in effect, the de-facto standard software architecture is seldom discussed. This
paper examines the most frequently deployed architecture:
the BIG BALL OF MUD
architecture  design  development  programming  software  patterns  mud  article  ball  humor 
february 2017 by xer0x
Queens of the Stoned Age | GQ
New York City's Green Angels devised a novel strategy for delivering weed: They hired models to be their dealers. Suketu Mehta spent months embedded with them to see where this entrepreneurship might lead.
business  pocket  drugs  ifttt  weed  Instapaper  marijuana  article  interview  nyc 
february 2017 by xer0x
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