Uses This / Leonard Lin
Leonard Lin Independent technologist Filed under: Who are you, and what do you do? I'm Leonard Lin, an independent technologist. Most recently I've been spending most of my time working on VR and cryptocurrency related projects.
7 hours ago
Uses This / Nelson Minar
Nelson Minar Software engineer Posted June 21, 2018Filed under: Who are you, and what do you do? I'm a software engineer, these days more of a gentleman programmer. I work on a variety of projects and am interested in maps, open data, and data visualization.
7 hours ago
Is democracy in danger? - Marginal REVOLUTION
Influential voices in academia and the media contend that democracy is in decline worldwide and threatened in the US.
7 hours ago
Kevin Smith ‘Nearly Cried’ Shopping for Jeans After Weight Loss
Visited the @destinationxl I’ve been going to for over a decade. Since I’ve lost weight, I was looking to get some new jeans. But I was shocked and delighted to hear “We’re a specialty store. We don’t carry jeans that small.” I nearly cried.
9 hours ago
Vegan Curried Lentils and Quinoa | Running on Real Food
Today we’re reviewing Power Plates, the beautiful new vegan cookbook from Gena Hemshaw. The book features 100 one-dish vegan meals that are delicious, nutritionally-dense and just all-around beautiful to look at.
13 hours ago
Create Structure When You’re Floundering : zen habits
The best of intentions often flops around without some kind of structure. You might decide you’re going to change your diet and lose some weight, but when mealtime comes around, you just eat the same kind of food and still get too full from eating too much.
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14 hours ago
Hardliners Learn That Democracy Can Pay Off - Bloomberg
“What have been the really major advances of the past 20 years?” is one of the most common debated questions in my circles. The smartphone is probably nominated most often, while Google, Facebook and fracking have their advocates too.
15 hours ago
'The Burner List': A simple to-do list to help you tackle major life goals
Bestselling author Jake Knapp keeps his to-do list focused on one priority at a time. It’s a to-do list, he says, that defies all the rules. In April, Knapp left his job at GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) to become a full-time writer.
16 hours ago
Nerd Fitness: Helping You Lose Weight, Get Stronger, Live Better.
“Want to lose weight? Make sure you start off with a healthy breakfast, so you can get that metabolism firing first thing in the morning!  “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”
23 hours ago
Josh Brolin Fears the Summer of Josh Brolin - The New York Times
On Sunday, April 29, two days after the commencement of the Summer of Josh Brolin, Josh Brolin’s agents called him. “Oh my God, dude, biggest opening of all time!” they shouted into the phone. Mr. Brolin had never been the star of a No. 1 movie before.
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Sunsetting React Native – Airbnb Engineering & Data Science – Medium
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts in which we outline our experience with React Native and what is next for mobile at Airbnb.Where are we today?
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35 Lessons I've Learned in 35 Years of Marriage | Reader's Digest
Like most newlyweds, my husband and I stepped into marriage bright-eyed, optimistic, and flat-out unprepared. But—let’s hear it for young love—we assumed that our marriage would be a rousing success.
yesterday
Anchor's iPad app is an all-in-one podcast studio
Back in February, the audio social network Anchor relaunched as a one-stop podcast-making shop. Now it's introducing an iPad app that's designed for the larger device's touch interface.
yesterday
How Christina Lost 50 pounds, 31 Total Inches, and Did Her First Pull-up | Nerd Fitness
I love inspiring success stories. I especially love sharing stories from real people with busy lives who have struggled in the same way most of us struggle: Multiple failed attempts at weight loss. Mental baggage and challenges to overcome. Negative self talk. Yo-yo dieting.
yesterday
Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work
We each have 96 energy blocks each day to spend however we'd like. Using this energy blocking system will ensure you're spending each block wisely to make the most progress on your most important goals.
yesterday
The Type of Team Diversity You’re Probably Not Paying Attention To | First Round Review
A couple of years ago, on a mission to hack his team-scaling efforts, Itamar Goldminz suppressed an eye roll and picked up a new book, sure he’d be putting it down just as fast. Maybe it was over-the-top language like “breakthrough” and “extraordinary” on the cover.
yesterday
Web Code is a solved Problem: How about fixing Web UI next? - Rick Strahl's Web Log
If you're a Web developer, you probably have noticed that our industry is thriving on extremely rapid change. You step away from the Web world for a month and you come back and there are 20 new things you need to look at. The pace of change is exhilarating and frustrating both at the same time.
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yesterday
Maker Pro: How Makers Are Revolutionizing Manufacturing | Make:
You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post.
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I Tried a Parenting With a Reward Jar and Got My Kids to Behave Better | Fatherly
About thirty seconds before the family sat down for my wife’s birthday dinner, things got tense. Really tense. As I was stacking the pizza boxes on the table my seven-year-old kid, the middle child of three, came into the kitchen. He was utterly devastated.
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Why Product Managers Should Use Design Thinking - ProductPlan
Educators are in the education profession. Police are in the business of policing. Obvious, right? But what about product managers? Fundamentally speaking, we’re not really in the product management business, are we? At our core, product managers are in the problem-solving profession.
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2 days ago
Daily fasting works for weight loss, finds report on 16:8 diet -- ScienceDaily
The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating -- a form of fasting that limits food consumption to select hours each day -- on weight loss in obese individuals.
2 days ago
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I have a love/hate relationship with to-do lists. As in, I love creating them and the sense of accomplishment they can bring when a task is crossed off, however, I hate when I find myself not completing all the tasks on the list.
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2 days ago
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Last week, I wrote about how you might go about authentication in GraphQL. This week, I want to talk about authorization. As a reminder, here’s the definition of authentication vs. authorization again:
2 days ago
Testing a GraphQL server using jest and graphql-tester
I’ve been writing code for years without writing tests believing I was doing fine and it was not big of a deal to bother writing tests for my code.
2 days ago
'Gaming disorder' classified as a mental health condition by WHO - Business Insider
The World Health Organization has added "gaming disorder" to the list of mental health conditions.
2 days ago
The Importance Of OpenAPI Tooling
In my world, OpenAPI is always a primary actor, and the tooling and services that put it to work are always secondary. However, I’d say that 80% of the people I talk with are the opposite, putting OpenAPI tooling in a primary role, and the OpenAPI specification in a secondary role.
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2 days ago
The Real-Life Diet of "Longest Swim" Star Ben Lecomte, Who Is About to Swim Across the Pacific Ocean | GQ
For the next six months, the 51-year-old Frenchman will spend eight hours a day in the world's largest saltwater pool. On June 5, Ben Lecomte will dive into the water off the coast of Choshi, Japan and begin a 5,500 mile-long swim across the Pacific Ocean.
2 days ago
A Look Inside Instagram's New NYC Headquarters - Core77
About one month ago, Instagram opened their second headquarters, housed in what used to be Manhattan's Wanamaker department store showroom.
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2 days ago
Escaping video game addiction: Cam Adair at TEDxBoulder - YouTube
Today, millions of people around the world from all ages struggle with video game addiction. This issue affects all of life including school grades, job retention, career aspirations and even marriages yet too often the conversation focuses on whether we should play games instead of helping those wh
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2 days ago
Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office - The New York Times
Video games work hard to hook players. Designers use predictive algorithms and principles of behavioral economics to keep fans engaged. When new games are reviewed, the most flattering accolade might be “I can’t put it down.”
2 days ago
Tools to Help Product Managers Think Strategically and Commercially - Mind the Product
Kevin Trilli joined Onfido as our chief product officer last year and brought with him some great experience, tools, and techniques. His methods have got us much more in tune commercially, and thinking strategically.
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3 days ago
AI could wreak economic havoc—we need more of it - MIT Technology Review
The vast vacant lot along the Monongahela River has been a scar from Pittsburgh’s industrial past for decades. It was once the site of the Jones and Laughlin steelworks, one of the largest such facilities in the city back when steel was the dominant industry there.
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3 days ago
Blockchain visually explained | FlowingData
I feel like I was supposed to know what blockchain is a while ago, but I’ve only had a hand-wavy explanation on hand. And it wasn’t a very good one. Reuters provides a clear and concise visual explanation of how blockchain works.
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3 days ago
swissmiss | Understanding the Teenage Brain
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
3 days ago
Orchestrating Experiences · An A List Apart Article
If you embrace the recommended collaborative approaches in your sense-making activities, you and your colleagues should build good momentum toward creating better and valuable end-to-end experiences. In fact, the urge to jump into solution mode will be tempting.
3 days ago
The Problem with Patterns · An A List Apart Article
It started off as an honest problem with a brilliant solution. As the ways we use the web continue to grow and evolve, we, as its well-intentioned makers and stewards, needed something better than making simple collections of pages over and over again.
3 days ago
Start pages - Service Manual - GOV.UK
If you’re building a digital service, you’ll need to provide a starting point for users on GOV.UK. All services in public beta or live must have a starting point hosted on GOV.UK. This will link your service to the rest of GOV.UK.
3 days ago
14 Things I Believe: Updated for 2018 – Bob Sutton – Medium
I have taught an introduction to organizational behavior class for more than 30 years — to both undergraduate and graduate students. I first taught it at The University of Michigan to undergraduates when I was doctoral student.
3 days ago
Journalism That Stands Apart - The New York Times
This report, by a team of seven Times journalists, outlines the newsroom’s strategy and aspirations. For additional details, see this memo from Dean Baquet, The Times’s executive editor, and Joe Kahn, the managing editor. This is a vital moment in the life of The New York Times.
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3 days ago
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The New York Times publishes more than 150 articles a day to our iOS and Android apps, and our desktop and mobile websites. All of these platforms were originally developed by separate teams, so each had its own implementation and user experience.
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3 days ago
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Scott Belsky is the founder of Behance and 99U, and currently the Chief Product Officer for Creative Cloud at Adobe. He is also a frequent investor, a great writer and an all-around fun guy. Scott, thanks for contributing!
3 days ago
Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it | Ladders
Celeste Headlee is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million times.
3 days ago
Midterms 2018: Democrats Focus on Trump Scandals - The Atlantic
Democrats are planning to make the scandals surrounding President Trump a key part of their pitch to recapture the House majority this fall.
3 days ago
Opinion | Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate - The New York Times
Dr. Vohs and Dr. Hafenbrack are behavioral scientists. Mindfulness meditation, a Buddhism-inspired practice in which you focus your mind entirely on the current moment, has been widely embraced for its instrumental benefits — especially in the business world.
3 days ago
Father's Day and the History of Being a Good Dad in America | Time
The purpose of Father’s Day, an annual holiday that falls in the U.S. on the third Sunday in June is clear: families spend some quality time with dad, maybe buying him a gift, to show their appreciation.
3 days ago
GitHub - NationalSecurityAgency/lemongraph: Log-based transactional graph engine
LemonGraph is a log-based transactional graph (nodes/edges/properties) database engine that is backed by a single file. The primary use case is to support streaming seed set expansion. The core of the graph library is written in C, and the Python (2.
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3 days ago
GitHub - biokoda/actordb: ActorDB distributed SQL database
ActorDB is a distributed SQL database... with the scalability of a KV store, while keeping the query capabilities of a relational database. ActorDB is ideal as a server side database for apps. Think of running a large mail service, dropbox, evernote, etc.
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3 days ago
The Psychology of Money · Collaborative Fund
Let me tell you the story of two investors, neither of whom knew each other, but whose paths crossed in an interesting way. Grace Groner was orphaned at age 12. She never married. She never had kids. She never drove a car.
3 days ago
How to pay down your credit card debt - The Washington Post
Readers often want to know what I would do in certain financial situations. Q: I have about $13,000 in credit-card debt (various cards) with balances from a low of $200 to a high of $2,000. I will be getting a small lump sum of money.
4 days ago
My dad didn’t know how to get fit. I’ll do better for my kids. - The Washington Post
On a June afternoon 28 years ago, in the last inning of my Little League team’s annual parents-and-kids game, my father hit a game-winning grand slam.
4 days ago
When should you retire? Don't die at your desk, but don't outlive your money either - The Washington Post
Fritz Gilbert knew in his 20s that he did not want to die at his desk. Gilbert, 55, who retired last week, started saving decades ago for what could be one of our most fraught decisions: When do I retire?
4 days ago
Lina Khan and the “Hipster Antitrust” Movement - The Atlantic
Shortly after I met Lina Khan, her cellphone rang. The call was from a representative of a national organization, regarding a speech it had asked her to give. Khan was courteous on the phone, but she winced momentarily after hanging up. “That was the American Bar Association,” she confessed.
4 days ago
Why We Don’t Read, Revisited | The New Yorker
I’ll go out on a limb and say that I don’t think that I got this part wrong. But I’ve often wondered whether I was right about the underlying trend, too.
4 days ago
Firefox's Pocket Tries to Build a Facebook-Style Newsfeed That Respects Your Privacy - Slashdot
An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: Pocket, which lets you save articles and videos you find around the web to consume later, now has a home inside Firefox as the engine powering recommendations to 50 million people a month.
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4 days ago
Don’t Forget the Basics: 5 Key Running Principles
Most of us don’t have a coach constantly reminding us of the basics; telling us to warm up properly, plan recovery runs into our schedule and take an ice bath after a long workout. We might know these things, we might not, but either way we’re probably not doing them all!
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5 days ago
Batgirl Ditches Burnside Costume for Updated Classic Look by Sean Gordon Murphy - Bleeding Cool News And Rumors
Big news for superhero fashion aficionados! Batgirl is leaving Burnside with August’s Batgirl #26, and she’s leaving behind the costume that’s become iconic since its introduction on the cover of 2014’s Batgirl #35.
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5 days ago
Strapdown.js - Instant and elegant Markdown documents
# Markdown text goes in here ## Chapter 1 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. ## Chapter 2 Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
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5 days ago
Lessons Learned: A Non-Profit Lean Startup: The Story of Adopt-a-Pet
David Meyer founded Adopt-a-Pet.com (formerly 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com) in 2000 as a way of ending pet overpopulation.
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5 days ago
What Generation Z’s Migration Away From Social Means for Marketers – Adweek
For Generation Z, swiping, tapping and scrolling are about as second nature as breathing. For those born after 1997, life without the internet is a foreign concept.
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5 days ago
Opinion | Personalism: The Philosophy We Need - The New York Times
One of the lessons of a life in journalism is that people are always way more complicated than you think. We talk in shorthand about “Trump voters” or “social justice warriors,” but when you actually meet people they defy categories. Someone might be a Latina lesbian who loves the N.R.A.
5 days ago
How to Use a Pillow to Have Better Sex & Stronger Orgasms | Fatherly
In feudal Japan, Geisha women used pillows to keep their heads propped up and their hair intact throughout the night. The ancient Egyptians used them to support the heads of the deceased in tombs. The ancient Europeans started using them in churches to support their knees during prayer.
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5 days ago
Why the old way of parenting no longer works - CNN
(CNN)Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.
5 days ago
Strong Engineering Culture, Strong Product Culture by Andrew Martinez-Fonts - Mind the Product
What does culture have to do with building great products? In my opinion, everything. I’m a group product manager at Yelp, and in this presentation from MTP Engage, I look at why it’s so important to create a supportive culture where product people and engineers collaborate and trust each other.
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5 days ago
How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany? - The New York Times
THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic By Benjamin Carter Hett Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30. We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance.
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6 days ago
Quiver: GraphQL on Steroids – Syrus Akbary – Medium
I’ll be frank… I’ve been obsessed with GraphQL performance for the last few years. Aiming to improve it, I created Quiver.Quiver is a GraphQL engine that focuses on making GraphQL as fast as possible by removing the overhead of the GraphQL runtime.
6 days ago
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We’ve been working on a new guides and best practices site for Apollo and GraphQL that covers some of the most important topics we’ve heard from our users.
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6 days ago
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Here is a free chapter from the book Talking to Other People’s APIs, available on pre-order now. Every API in the world is following some sort of paradigm, whether it knows it or not. They will fall under RPC, REST, or a “query language.”
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6 days ago
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This article provides a decision flow diagram for selecting the “approach” to use for your next API. To oversimplify things a bit, it’s reasonably fair to say that all APIs conform to a paradigm: “RPC”, “REST”, or “query language”.
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6 days ago
Bubble, a new dystopian podcast sitcom! / Boing Boing
The Maximum Fun podcast network (home to such shows as Judge John Hodgman (previously), Oh No Ross and Carrie (previously), and Sawbones) has just launched its most ambitious project to date: a science fiction sitcom about life in a domed city in a monster-haunted wasteland called Bubble, and it'
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6 days ago
Method | You Need a Budget
How It Works. As soon as you get money, you’ll decide what it needs to do—whatever is most important to you. Then, instead of deciding to buy something based on your mood, or the big (or small?) pile of money in your checking account, you’ll decide based on a rock-solid plan.
6 days ago
Do You Spend Too Much Eating Out? Try This. | YNAB
Spending less on dining out is a challenge for a lot of us. We get coffee on the go, grab lunch with friends and leave work too tired to cook dinner at home. Over the course of a month, all that eating out can really take a bite out of your budget.
6 days ago
This Young Couple Is Demolishing $89k in Student Debt While Raising 2 Kids | YNAB
Jaklin is a 25-year-old licensed customer service representative. Her husband, Ryan, is a 25-year-old, full-time student at the University Nevada, Reno, and works as a part-time courtesy clerk at Walmart. Together, they have two young boys, ages four and six.
6 days ago
The How and Why of Tracking Accounts | YNAB
Under the “Add Account” menu in YNAB, you may have noticed the tracking account options: investment account, mortgage, other asset and other liability. Today, I’m going to walk you through what these account types are for, and talk about why you might do better to just ignore them!
6 days ago
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself • Jocelyn K. Glei
If I asked if you could continue working at the pace you currently work for the next 10 or even 20 years, what would you say? I think for most people, the standard response would be: “Hell no!” But what we do today, and what we do tomorrow, rapidly becomes the status quo.
6 days ago
Having Trouble Dealing With Negative Feedback? Don't Be So Quick to React | Mental Floss
No one likes receiving negative feedback, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to handle it. Unfortunately, lots of people fall into the latter camp, which can turn an annual performance review at work into an annual nightmare for all parties involved.
6 days ago
In Praise of Extreme Moderation
Why does it seem like you can’t throw a paper airplane in some offices without hitting a person who is training for a marathon, planning a 10-day silent meditation retreat, or intending on scaling Kilimanjaro? On top of working 24/7 for a company that doesn’t pay overtime? Extremism is becomin
6 days ago
The Future of TV Is About Couch Shows vs. Phone Shows - The Atlantic
At 10 p.m. on the final Wednesday of May, shrouded in the darkness of our basement, my wife and I did something we used to do quite often, but now—in the 23rd year of our marriage—we do only rarely. We sat on our couch and watched a television show at the time it aired.
7 days ago
Tara Brach: From Human Doing to Human Being - Part 1 - YouTube
Tara Brach: From Human Doing to Human Being - Part 1 (2018-05-30)Like Sisyphus eternally pushing the boulder up the hill, we can spend many moments busily trying to manage our life. This two-part talk explores how we can awaken from our non-stop doing, including the incessant inner narrative, and di
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