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Why Parental Leave Remains a Privilege
It’s easier for a company to justify generous parental leave when many of their employees were already taking time off anyway. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER MARLOW / MAGNUM
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The Greatest Good
Last winter, William MacAskill and his wife Amanda moved into a Union Square apartment that I was sharing with several friends in New York. At first, I knew nothing about Will except what I could…
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An Open Letter To Monitoring/Metrics/Alerting Companies
I’d like to open up a dialogue with companies who are selling X-As-A-Service products that are focused on assisting operations and development teams in tracking the health and performance of…
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may 2015
The Chokehold of Calendars
Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. All calendars suck. And they all suck in the same way. Calendars are a record of interruptions. And…
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may 2015
The media's reaction to Seymour Hersh's bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful
Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet instead of trying to build off the…
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may 2015
Training for Discontent
I volunteer at my son’s school in Menlo Park, which means once a month I read stories and talk about feelings with overachieving sixth graders. My son’s not in the class I visit,…
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may 2015
Speed demon: One man's mission to make his Tesla go faster
JUPITER, Florida — The car is, by Brooks Weisblat’s measure, as easy to drag race as it is good-looking. “Just point and shoot,” Weisblat thinks to himself as he lines up…
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Color-Blind Policy, Color-Conscious Morality
The untold story of Oklahoma's botched lethal injection—and America’s intensifying fight over the death penalty Months after publication, Japanese home-organization guru Marie Kondo's…
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A Taste of Rust
By Evan Miller May 14, 2015 The word rust is the last thing I want to think about when I am hungry and/or fantasizing about building something that will endure through the ages. As a name for a…
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may 2015
Color-Blind Policy and Color-Conscious Morality
Months after publication, Japanese home-organization guru Marie Kondo's book about de-cluttering has reached peak interest. Behavioral science may explain the appeal. The botched execution of Clayton…
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System call conversion for year 2038
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From scaling LinkedIn to selling a nervous system for enterprise data
You mentioned striking out on your own, which was a reference to your startup, Confluent. What does it mean to be a commercial Kafka company?We have this vision of a central platform for stream data.…
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may 2015
I was an undercover Uber driver
By Emily Guendelsberger Published: 05/07/2015 | 0 Comments Posted Two good-looking young strangers are having an amazing conversation in the backseat of my car. I'm eavesdropping so hard I nearly run…
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may 2015
Presentations -> Applying the Saga Pattern
Time: Tuesday 16:05 - 16:55 / Location: Grand Ballroom C
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Stop using income as a guide to economic class
Shutterstock Amy Chozick has a fascinating story about politicians struggling to find a vocabulary to describe families who are not poor but who feel their economic struggles are sufficiently severe…
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Applying the Saga Pattern
Published May 12, 2015 in Technology As we build larger more complex applications and solutions that need to do collaborative processing the traditional ACID transaction model using coordinated…
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may 2015
Want to Hire More Diverse People? Raise Your Bar.
“Does hiring more diverse people mean lowering the bar?”This question comes up in almost every conversation I have about how tech companies can recruit and hire more people from…
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may 2015
Elon Musk: The World's Raddest Man
Last month, I got a surprising phone call.
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Why so many Dutch people work part time
THE Dutch are generally a pretty content bunch. The Netherlands consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to live. Dutch kids are among the happiest in the world, according to…
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may 2015
The 22 most memorable quotes from the new Elon Musk book, ranked
A new book on Elon Musk offers an unforgettable look at the leader of Tesla and SpaceX. (Noah Berger/AP) For anyone interested in technology, entrepreneurship or the price of greatness, Ashlee…
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may 2015
An Open Letter to Tony Hsieh
Dear Tony, First of all, let me start by stating that I truly admire what you’ve achieved. Your book, describing your path from LinkExchange to Zappos, from culture-by-accident to the…
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may 2015
https://code.facebook.com/posts/1433093613662262/-under-the-hood-facebook-s-cold-storage-system-/
Two billion photos are shared daily on Facebook services. Finding a place for these images to live so they can be instantly available is a recurring scale challenge for our infrastructure team. But…
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peterbourgon/gokit
gokit is a working name for a distributed programming toolkit to serve the needs of the modern service-oriented enterprise. Motivation See the motivating blog post and the video of the talk. Goals…
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America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care
Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions. Credit Illustration by Anna Parini
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Do you really know why you prefer REST over RPC?
A few weeks ago I’ve seen an interesting flock of tweets initiated by this question: Is my hatred of having http endpoints with the same path but different behaviors based on the verb totally…
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Writing Handsome Golang Middleware
Wiring http.Handlers with Google Go’s standard library is straightforward & clean. http.Handle("/thing", func(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) { ‌ ‌…
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may 2015
Why Lisp?
A number of people have contacted me about a comment I wrote yesterday on Hacker News asking me to elaborate, e.g.: my impression is that lisp is *only* a different notation. Is that correct, or am I…
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may 2015
Systems that enable data agility: Lessons from LinkedIn
Tweet A talk at Strata + Hadoop World, London, UK, 06 May 2015 Data is only useful if you can process it, analyse it, and create valuable products from it. If you have an idea for a new data-driven…
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may 2015
To the Galilee
Wild flowers of Palestine. Yellow amaryllis (Sternbergia Clusiana Gawl). (Matson Photograph Collection, Library of Congress) The Tablet Longform newsletter highlights the best longform pieces from…
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Distractions
In our house, there’s a device in almost every room - and that’s without counting the ones that move around with us. They have various different form factors, and those shapes create…
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The Mission To Save The Internet By Rewiring It From The Name Up
While most of us have been binge-streaming or strapping computers to our bodies or wrapping our heads around the ins and outs of net neutrality, an international team of academics and some of the…
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Morateinu Alissa Thomas-Newborn joins B'nai-David Judea Congregation's clergy, a first for an Orthodox woman in Los Angeles.
At Shabbat morning services at B’nai David-Judea Congregation (BDJ) on May 2, Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky took an extra-long pause before beginning his drash, the weekly address to the congregati
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RESTful routing in Go
A few days ago, I wrote about wrapping Go HTTP handlers so that they can return an abstract Response object rather than dealing with http.ResponseWriter. Today I want to focus on the other end of the…
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may 2015
On The Looting In Baltimore And What Poverty Does To The Human Spirit
Money helps you make the judgment call for essentials versus desires. But when your funds are zero, everything is as equally unattainable as it is up for grabs. “First the food, then the…
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may 2015
There's No Such Thing as No Project Management on unwiredcouch.com
Project management. Every engineer seems to loathe the term and also what it describes. It has that word management in there. It's different than code. It's not code. So naturally whenever this comes…
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may 2015
Ask a Hostage Negotiator: What's the Best Way to Get a Raise?
Sullivan: Now we’re getting somewhere. And I’m not just referring to all of the potential wars that so many of our Game of Thrones characters are trying to either stave off or set…
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may 2015
The programming talent myth
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What I think of the Apple Watch after using it for one week — and what people are getting wrong about it
I don't think I can stress this enough: It's a watch. I say this because people are lumping far too many expectations on to the Apple Watch, a product that’s barely a week old and something…
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may 2015
Altschool Raises $100M From Founders Fund, Zuckerberg To Scale A Massive Network of Schools Around Personalized Learning
In one of the biggest funding rounds of the year in education and technology, Altschool is raising $100 million from Founders Fund, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s foundation along with…
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Headline: My Struggle With the Last Great Taboo: Admitting My Salary
I was 21 and they wanted to pay me $21,000 a year to be a full time staff writer. A thousand bucks for every year of life. That sounded decent. How much did life cost? Who knew. I hadn’t lived…
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A Rust Contributor Tries Their Hand at Go - 2015-04-24
For the past year or so I've been playing with the Rust programming language. I've come to love the language and spend quite a bit of my free time contributing to the compiler and the Servo browser…
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‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us’
On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder,…
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Building Go projects with gb
Image courtesy of smerikal gb is a new build tool for Go created by Dave Cheney. It address the problem of reproducible builds. Building the same functional binary anywhere at any time is a problem…
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How to get stacktraces from errors in Golang - Introducing go-errors/errors
It's been 6 months since we released bugsnag-go, allowing you to send Go error reports to Bugsnag. It's high time to share the technology we built to make it work: the go-errors/errors library. By…
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WiFriedX: In-depth look at Yosemite WiFi and AWDL/AirDrop
Download WiFriedX — a band-aid that can double Yosemite WiFi speeds.There are a number of WiFi issues plaguing Yosemite users. Some have been around awhile and some are new.…
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may 2015
Why be civically engaged if you’re in tech?
Tomorrow, Ron Conway and I are going to kick off Disrupt NY 2015, with a fireside chat with Kim-Mai Cutler. We plan to discuss philanthropy and civic involvement. I’m looking forward to this…
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Use Hashicorp Raft to build a Redis sentinel
We use Redis not only for cache, but also storing important data, and we build up a Master/Slave replication topology to guarantee data security.Master/Slave architecture works well, but sometimes we…
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may 2015
Let’s Talk About Pay
On May 1st, International Workers’ Day, I will be publicly discussing my job title, my experience and my salary on #talkpay and I urge everyone to do so as well. Pay inequality is an…
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may 2015
Anita Sarkeesian: 'How to be a feminist' (All About Women 2015)
Anita Sarkeesian was invited to speak on several panels about feminism and the impacts of online harassment at the 2015 All About Women conference taking pla...
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may 2015
Educating a child in Baltimore is far better than giving them a slap on the head
I grew up in Baltimore. Specifically, East Baltimore, in a neighborhood called Ednor Gardens-Lakeside. My neighborhood was a bit better off than Freddie Gray’s–definitely working class, but bereft of…
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may 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr: A Time to Break Silence (Declaration Against the Vietnam War)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence Delivered 4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New York City Plug-in required for flash audio [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below…
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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Twitter
Add a location to your Tweets When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location…
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may 2015
There is No Now
The talks from the 2015 Applicative conference are now online Distributed Computing   March 10, 2015Volume 13, issue 3 Problems with simultaneity in distributed systems Justin Sheehy "Now." The…
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Pistachio: co-locate the data and compute for fastest cloud compute
https://github.com/yahoo/Pistachio is a distributed key value store system. Data can be replicated with n replicas with strong consistency guarantees. Up to (n-1) failures can be tolerated.…
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may 2015
A QUIC update on Google’s experimental transport
Last year we announced QUIC, a UDP-based transport protocol for the modern Internet.  Over the last quarter, we’ve been increasing the amount of traffic to Google services that is served…
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may 2015
Manifesto for Async Software Development
It's time for a 21st century successor to Agile After many years of developing software using Agile methodologies like Scrum, the time has come to value: Modern tools and flexible work environments…
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may 2015
How Western media would cover Baltimore if it happened elsewhere
A woman faces down a line of Baltimore police officers in riot gear on Monday during protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) If what is happening in Baltimore…
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may 2015
From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation
In Baltimore in 1910, a black Yale law school graduate purchased a home in a previously all-white neighborhood. The Baltimore city government reacted by adopting a residential segregation ordinance,…
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april 2015
Consistent hashing, a guide & Go implementation
Consistent hashing is deceptively simple yet very powerful, but I didn’t quite understand what it was till I sat down and worked it out for myself. Before I tell you about consistent hashing,…
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april 2015
Baltimore and the State of American Cities
The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, was among thousands who attended the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries received while in police custody.
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april 2015
Did You Know Police Have Their Own Bill of Rights?
It has been more than two weeks since Baltimore police dragged Freddie Gray into the paddy-wagon from which he would emerge, half an hour later, with a fatal injury to his spine. But as another day…
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april 2015
The days are long but the decades are short
I turned 30 last week and a friend asked me if I'd figured out any life advice in the past decade worth passing on.  I'm somewhat hesitant to publish this because I think these lists…
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april 2015
How Do We Build a Safer Car?
To the public, a car either is or isn’t faulty. To an engineer, imperfections and compromises are inevitable. Credit Construction by Stephen Doyle / Photograph by Grant Cornett
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april 2015
Kidnapped at the Border
Tougher border security has made migrants more vulnerable. Routes are more perilous, and organized crime controls many smuggling operations. One activist says, “The harder you make it to cross,
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april 2015
What you really need to know about Baltimore, from a reporter who lived there for over 30 years
It was only a matter of time before Baltimore exploded. In the more than three decades I have called this city home, Baltimore has been a combustible mix of poverty, crime, and hopelessness,…
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april 2015
Leaving Go
Posted on August 23, 2013 I’ve been using Go since November and I’ve decided that it’s time to give it up for my hobby projects. I’d still be happy to use it…
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april 2015
Meet Jon Postel, the Man Who Invented dot com :
The names of the founding fathers of the web are well known to many of us: Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, Bob Kahn, Marc Andreessen, Vint Cerf, Dave Farber, Bob Metcalfe, Richard Stallman and many…
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april 2015
From Relational into Kafka
Years back I had a very popular tutorial on how to migrate a Data Warehouse to Hadoop. You can see the outline on Percona’s conference site. I basically spent the last 4 years of my life…
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april 2015
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Golang
Here's a riff on Malcolm Gladwell's rule of thumb about mastery: you don't really know a programming language until you've written 10,000 lines of production-quality code in it. Like the original…
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april 2015
Consumer Client Re-Design - Apache Kafka - Apache Software Foundation
Skip to end of metadata Go to start of metadata We've received quite a lot of feedback on the consumer side features over the past few months. Some of them are improvements to the current consumer…
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