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How to Lose Time and Money
July 2010When we sold our startup in 1998 I suddenly got a lot of money. I now had to think about something I hadn't had to think about before: how not to lose it. I knew it was possible to go from…
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2 days ago
Where Technology Actually Puts People Face to Face
There's a relatively new way for people to meet face-to-face, and these Meetups are fostered online and are beginning to crop up all over Central and Western Virginia. WMRA’s Kara Lofton has…
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2 days ago
Coming Soon – AWS SDK for Go
My colleague Peter Moon wrote the guest post below and asked me to get it out to the world ASAP! — Jeff; AWS currently offers SDKs for seven different programming languages – Java, C#,…
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2 days ago
The pleasure of building big things | rc3.org
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3 days ago
Zen and the Art of Wearable Markup
A recent dustup over whether wearables should support HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or run only native apps got me thinking about that question, which is really about the limits (if any) of progressive…
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3 days ago
Romantimatic
If you’re having trouble using the app, please visit our Support page. We live in a world where it’s easier to communicate with another human being than ever before — a world…
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3 days ago
Elided Branches: Get Curious
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3 days ago
Jobs - About Us - ProPublica
We're looking for a freelance software developer. If you are awesome and love working on great projects, contact me.
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3 days ago
What is Kanban?
Kanban is a new technique for managing a software development process in a highly efficient way. Kanban underpins Toyota's "just-in-time" (JIT) production system. Although producing software is a…
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3 days ago
Unofficial guide to Datomic internals
Disclaimer: I do not work for Cognitect and, unfortunately, haven’t seen any source code of Datomic. I just made it through a lot of public talks, docs and google group answers about Datomic.…
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4 days ago
daniel.haxx.se
Today we celebrate the fact that it is exactly 17 years since the first public release of curl. I have always been the lead developer and maintainer of the project. When I released that first version…
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6 days ago
The inside story of how Apple's new medical research platform was born
On September 27, 2013, during a dimly-lit presentation at Stanford’s MedX conference, Dr. Stephen Friend told an audience about the future of medical research. “Imagine ten trials,…
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7 days ago
A not-so-obvious reason to apply to YC
I’m a YC founder, but I’m not one of the many YC founders whose company has taken off quite yet.  Actually, I’m no longer working on the company that I applied to YC with…
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7 days ago
Richard Stallman’s GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty
Richard Stallman, who published his manifesto in March of 1985, has been known to say that, “with software, either the users control the program, or the program controls the users.”
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8 days ago
"Agile Architecture" - Molly Dishman & Martin Fowler Keynote
Watch more from the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference: http://goo.gl/lXpXnG There is a common misconception that architecture is thrown out the windo...
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8 days ago
Tim Cook On Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values
Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple? Tim Cook: Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or change things a lot. I think…
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8 days ago
Switching to Go and Learning What Features It's Missing Along the Way
From former Rubyists to self-taught JavaScripters, we’ve been hearing about a number of developers who are taking the plunge by programming in Go. Simplicity, performance, concurrency and…
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8 days ago
On having a totally reasonable amount of self-confidence
I was at a tech women's meetup organized by a close friend and colleague. She took the podium for a moment to talk about women in tech, to thank sponsors, and to share some encouraging words with the…
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8 days ago
How big data is unfair
As we’re on the cusp of using machine learning for rendering basically all kinds of consequential decisions about human beings in domains such as education, employment, advertising, health…
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8 days ago
Top Company for Women in Computing ABIE Award
The Top Company for Women in Computing initiative is a unique program that helps companies measure the gender diversity of their technical workforce against industry standards and peer benchmarks.…
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9 days ago
Estimates and Our Brain
Why is it so hard to estimate how long a piece of work will take? When I estimate how long to add a feature, I break it down into tasks. Maybe I'll need to create a table in the database, add a…
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9 days ago
We Actually Built A Remote Team, And It Rocks!
(A counterpoint to http://blog.statuspage.io/we-tried-building-a-remote-team-and-it-sucked.)The LonoCloud team at ViaSat has been remote for its entire existence. We started in October 2011 with…
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9 days ago
First Alan Adler Invented the Aerobie. Now He’s Created the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Last year my electric coffeemaker broke. I was about to buy another when I stumbled upon reviews of something called an AeroPress, a $30 single-serving plastic device that looks like a hand pump and,…
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10 days ago
Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life (Part II)
Live. Life. Now! Three words shared by me on Facebook and Twitter during the past couple of years, but it took until my accident for me to really appreciate their meaning. I encourage my friends and…
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10 days ago
Who’s to blame for the digital time deficit? – Judy Wajcman – Aeon
More than 40 years ago, as a young woman in Melbourne, Australia, I had a pen friend in Papua New Guinea. She lived in a coastal village, an hour’s slow boat trip from the city of Lae. I went…
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10 days ago
Exactly-once Spark Streaming from Apache Kafka
Thanks to Cody Koeninger, Senior Software Engineer at Kixer, for the guest post below about Apache Kafka integration points in Apache Spark 1.3. Spark 1.3 will ship in CDH 5.4. The new release of…
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10 days ago
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX wagon
118K, one owner, full maintenance records, stock, asking $8000
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10 days ago
One Year of DynamoDB at Timehop
What is DynamoDB?I don’t intend to explain the ins and outs of what DynamoDB is or what it’s intended for, there’s plenty of documentation online for that. But I will mention the…
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10 days ago
We Tried Building A Remote Team And It Sucked
StatusPage.io has been a remote company for the majority of its existence. We started with just Scott in Colorado and myself in North Carolina. About six months after we started, Danny came onboard…
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10 days ago
Badass Users Book Trailer on Vimeo
Kathy Sierra, exploring the limits of what can be accomplished using stock video (for her BadAss book's trailer):
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11 days ago
My Answers for Microservices Awkward Questions
Earlier this year, Ade published Awkward questions for those boarding the microservices bandwagon. I think the list is pretty solid, and (with a small push from Ade) I decided to write concise…
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11 days ago
David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance
“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.” The equilibrium between productivity…
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11 days ago
John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war
For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most modern parts of the world, these thinkers tell us, war has practically disappeared. The world’s…
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11 days ago
Lucene
Before MongoDB, before Cassandra, before “NoSQL”, there was Lucene. Did you know that Doug Cutting wrote the first versions of Lucene in 1999? To put things in context, this was around…
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13 days ago
Episode 606: Spreadsheets! : Planet Money : NPR
recent radio show on this: — digital spreadsheet increased employment for accountants.
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14 days ago
Jason Silva and Douglas Rushkoff | Creative Session
Jason Silva and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff MINDJAM at 92Y in New York City. Join Jason Silva every week as he freestyles his way into the complex system...
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14 days ago
Go Is a Shop-built Jig
Alex Payne wrote an excellent essay called Thoughts on Five Years of Emerging Languages. It called to mind something I wrote a while ago for a limited audience that I never got around to turning into…
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14 days ago
How to choose the number of topics/partitions in a Kafka cluster?
This is a common question asked by many Kafka users. The goal of this post is to explain a few important determining factors and provide a few simple formulas. More partitions lead to higher…
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14 days ago
How Betty, Who is 89, Gets Her News
Today I walked to my friend Betty’s apartment to drop off some spaghetti and meatballs. Betty is 89 and lives just up the street. She doesn’t drive much anymore, though she still volunteers (at the White House, of all places.)

After we drank tea, I watched Betty read articles on her iPad. Her Internet was really slow. She kept accidentally clicking on the ads, or on parts of the story that she didn’t mean to click on. And she was getting a bit frustrated and worried — that by clicking on something, she was going to install malware or not be able to return to her story.
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15 days ago
Simple materialized views in kafka and clojure
For the purpose of this experiment, we will consider a very simple job board application. The application relies on a single entity type: a job description, and either does per-key access or…
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15 days ago
chrisallenlane/cheat · GitHub
$ brew install cheat
$ cheat -l
$ cheat ssh

sweeeet.
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15 days ago
Unifying payment types in the API
Can't give enough kudos for having curl commands as API use examples. A mark of excellent API design.
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15 days ago
Goodbye MongoDB, Hello PostgreSQL
Olery was founded almost 5 years ago. What started out as a single product (Olery Reputation) developed by a Ruby development agency grew into a set of different products and many different…
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16 days ago
Taming the asynchronous beast with ES7
One of the trickiest aspects of PouchDB is that its API is asynchronous. I see no shortage of confused questions on Stack Overflow, Github, and IRC, and most often they stem from a misunderstanding…
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16 days ago
Your sweet spot: How to become more productive while actually working less.
Find your sweet spot — the place where you’re happy and more productive while actually working less Modern life can feel overwhelming and stressful. Happiness expert Christine Carter, a sociologist…
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17 days ago
How to work from home without going insane (purple monkey dishwasher)
I’m writing a book about successfully working from home; click here if you want to know when it is complete. So you’ve decided to work from home. As a rookie-veteran of…
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17 days ago
The Hiring Post
1 The software developer job interview doesn’t work. Companies should stop relying on them. The savviest teams will outcompete their peers by devising alternative hiring schemes. Years from…
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17 days ago
Amazon DynamoDB Documentation
Went looking for an overview of AWS’ DyamoDB, didn’t want to watch a video, ended up downloading a 732-page PDF. Oy.
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18 days ago
Why we need Resilient Software Design
JAXenter: Why is Resilient Software Design so important that we need an extra term for it? Why not just say “failsafe” or “failure-resistant”? Michael Nygard: When we…
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18 days ago
Fiction
Fiction books I’ve particularly enjoyed from the past few years. Most of this is “literary ficiton” – the highbrow stuff – but I do read my share of pulpy stuff…
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18 days ago
On Heroes
Recently, someone multiple generations ahead of me and well respected in Silicon Valley told me that I’m a pioneer. The implication was that I’m the first to look like I do and do what…
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19 days ago
Instagram
Saturday afternoon watching movies and eating pipsnacks Pipcorn with my boys. ❤️
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19 days ago
blog.izs.me — Letter to Marshall Rosenberg
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21 days ago
What you focus on expands, and when you focus on... - Vanessa Hurst
"What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it...." via Feedbin Starred Entries for avi@aviflax.com
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21 days ago
Patterns - RubyGems Guides
HOW DID NO ONE TELL ME THAT THE `~>` IN RUBY IS CALLED THE "TWIDDLE-WAKA"
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21 days ago
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