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A Birth Story
Meaghan O’Connell | Longreads | Nov. 6, 2014 | 57 minutes (14,248 words) Download .mobi (Kindle) Download .epub (iBooks) It was Monday, June 2nd, and I was…
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december 2014
Welcoming Brad Feld to the Mattermark Team — Announcing our $6.5M Series A
If you’ve been following our journey since the Referly days, you might remember the zombie VCs, the restart, the expanding vision, and the second seed.
This…
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december 2014
Adrian Wojnarowski: How Basketball's Reporting Machine Gets His Scoops | The New Republic
In June 2011, basketball fans who wanted to watch the NBA Draft did what they had done for years: They flipped on ESPN. The sports network had aired the event…
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december 2014
Why programmers work at night
[This essay has been expanded into a book, you should read it, here]
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A popular saying goes that Programmers are machines that turn caffeine…
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november 2014
Inside Elon Musk's $1.4 billion score - Fortune
The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker Tesla dazzled, seduced, squeezed, bluffed, manipulated, and prodded his way to epic state…
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november 2014
Rewriting Cheezburger Saved My Life — Backchannel — Medium
I want to tell you the entire story of how this app came to be, with all the guts and gore. Though the app itself was designed to entertain you, much of its…
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november 2014
William Gibson on Life Inside and Outside the Internet | Rolling Stone
It’s a bit disorienting to meet William Gibson for coffee. Coffee exists in the physical world; for his millions of readers, however, Gibson seems to reside in…
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november 2014
Don't be a Hub: Framework for Remote Project Management
A Simple Framework For Remote Project Management
As your business scales, projects do the same, growing in complexity faster than even the many-headed…
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october 2014
Culinary boom in Portland, Maine - Travel - The Boston Globe
Christopher Muther
Fred Field for The Boston Globe
Missy Ayotte, Miko Mercer, and Michael Ayotte at Piccolo.
PORTLAND — There was a line of people waiting to…
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october 2014
Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off — The Cauldron — Medium
Dear #Gamergaters,
Do you know why you piss me the fuck off?
Because you’re lazy. You’re ignorant. You are a blithering collection of wannabe Wikipedia…
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october 2014
Keith Rabois on the Role of a COO, How to Hire and Why Transparency Matters
Author: Rob Hayes - Partner Keith Rabois has helped build some of the most important companies in Silicon Valley including PayPal, LinkedIn and Square. In this…
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october 2014
Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks | TechCrunch
They call it Truffle Pig, and it’s ProTools for playlists. Punch in parameters like “danceability”, date ranges, or emotions and Truffle Pig spits out a set of…
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october 2014
The Elon Musk interview on Mars colonisation – Ross Andersen – Aeon
‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan office at SpaceX…
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october 2014
Complaint-Driven Development
If I haven’t blogged much in the last year, it’s because we’ve been busy building that civilized discourse construction kit thing I talked about. (Yes, that’s…
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september 2014
We Don’t Sell Saddles Here — Medium
We know that we have built something which is genuinely useful: almost any team which adopts Slack as their central application for communication would be…
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september 2014
Product · by Kyle Neath
January 3, 2014
Marc Andreessen was the first to coin the phrase: software is eating the world. And I tend to agree with him — no phrase defines our time more…
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september 2014
Is Marissa Mayer Helping Yahoo—or Hurting the Struggling Tech Giant? | Vanity Fair
As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with…
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september 2014
It's not a promotion - it's a career change | Fractional by Lindsay Holmwood
The biggest misconception engineers have when thinking about moving into management is they think it’s a promotion.
Management is not a promotion. It is a…
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september 2014
Create products that people love by validating your idea first
You’ve done it before. You asked someone this question:
What do you think of my idea?
Most people will tell you it’s a good idea and then they’ll go on to tell…
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september 2014
A Secret Coffee Recipe From The 1980s Is Back And Still Delicious - Sprudge
Death Cream
Today’s Death Cream

Cold brewed Banko Gotiti:

165 grams coarsely ground coffee

1.3 liters room temperature water

Let sit overnight, tightly covered, with plastic wrap laid on the top of the steeping coffee to prevent oxidation.

Vanilla Cream:

32 ounces organic half and half (Straus creamery!)

3 Tahitian vanilla beans

¾ cup sugar

Pour half and half into a heavy saucepan. Slice vanilla beans lengthwise. Scrape out the little seeds with a spoon, and stir into the half and half. Throw in the skins too. Stir constantly over medium heat until it begins to steam. Transfer to a glass container and let sit overnight.

In the morning, strain the coffee (I used a Kone from Able Brewing) and combine with the cold vanilla cream and about a cup of milk. Correct sweetness to taste, bottle, chill. Serve cold over ice in little juice cups with maximum enthusiasm.
coffee  death  cream 
september 2014
Brave New Phone Call — Medium
I.
It’s not an abstract subject for the 58-year entrepreneur. For the past few weeks I have been using the app his company is announcing today, called Talko.…
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september 2014
How I went from identifying a problem to creating a product
Or, how I identified a job-to-be-done and created an MVP (the What to Wear daily report ) to try and solve it. The initial idea The idea for What to Wear came…
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september 2014
How I built my Minimum Viable Product
Written by Ash Maurya The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a key lean startup concept popularized by Eric Ries . The basic idea is to maximize validated learning…
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september 2014
At Alibaba, the Founder Is Squarely in Charge - NYTimes.com
At the resplendent China World Hotel in Beijing, scores of cameras snapped as colorful confetti floated down from the ceiling. It was Aug. 11, 2005, and this…
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september 2014
You suck at technical interviews | Seldo.Com Blog
You are bad at giving technical interviews. Yes, you. You're looking for the wrong skills, hiring the wrong people, and actively screwing yourself and your…
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august 2014
The future of content consumption, through the eyes of Yahoo Labs — Tech News and Analysis
After years struggling through a public identity crisis it appears Yahoo has decided, for better or worse, that it’s a content company. There will be no Yahoo…
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august 2014
Shipping the new GitHub Issues · @mdo
We started work on the new GitHub Issues over nine months ago. It was a bit of a crazy ride, but I’m honestly stoked about what we shipped. For the quick low…
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august 2014
Elided Branches: Revisiting ideas: Promotion from Within
Ages ago a friend of mine wrote a rather seminal post on "promotion from within" . It is interesting to go back and read this post through the lens of hiring…
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august 2014
Can David Blatt guide the LeBron James, Cavaliers to promise land? - NBA - SI.com
​This story appears in the Aug. 11 issue of Sports Illustrated. Subscribe to the magazine here.
Cavaliers coach David Blatt is, as he jokingly says, some…
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august 2014
My secret to getting rid of burnout permanently
Having picked my own path for the last couple of years, there were times when I got completely burnt out as often as once every few days. Like everyone else, I…
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august 2014
A Desirable-Future Haiku — The Message — Medium
Recently I sent a twitter request out into the wider internets. I got 23 responses, which I am running (with permission) below. I’ll tell you who I selected as…
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july 2014
Burger King's CEO, Daniel Schwartz, Is 33 Years Old - Businessweek
Last summer a trim guy with wavy brown hair, high cheekbones, and a broad smile could be found making Whoppers, working the drive-through window, and scrubbing…
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july 2014
Mark Deeks: The Englishman Who Went Up the Internet But Came Down an NBA Contracts Expert «
NBA
The collective bargaining agreement is the DNA of the NBA. It is a vast tangle of rules governing how teams are assembled, how players are retained and…
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july 2014
Mile High Baseball: Consuming legal marijuana, enjoying America's pastime, and searching for Sasquatch - SBNation.com
Spencer Hall decided to go to a baseball game in one of two states where marijuana is legal. He used marijuana before and during the game. He took notes, and…
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july 2014
10 Lessons from 4 Years Working Remotely at Automattic | When I Have Time by Sara Rosso
4 years ago today I started working full-time for Automattic . Four years seems like a lifetime, but it’s a pretty short time in my work history, and it’s been…
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july 2014
Waffle + Bountysource - Attracting Open Source Community – Pass the Syrup
Many open source developers will agree that contributing to open source is a “when-I-have-time” labor of love rather than an actual means of earning a living.…
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june 2014
Inside the Mirrortocracy
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." — Upton Sinclair There's a problem with Silicon…
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june 2014
Teaching All Employees to Keep Score - NYTimes.com
Corner Office
By ADAM BRYANT
This interview with Adam Nash, chief executive of Wealthfront, an online financial management firm, was conducted and condensed by…
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june 2014
Amazon is killing my sex life - Salon.com
Topics: DAME, Seattle, amazon, tech, Jeff Bezos, Sex, relationships, Business News, Life News
I sat across from him and listened. He was trim, tall, bearded (as…
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june 2014
Tony Gwynn’s 2 Hitting Secrets: Work and More Work - NYTimes.com
On Baseball Tony Gwynn may have embodied the game of baseball better than anyone else who has played. It was not because Gwynn, who died of cancer on Monday at…
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june 2014
This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don’t Believe Robots Will Eat All the Jobs … | Marc Andreessen
Image: Tobias Higbie THE ROBOT TWEETSTORMS by @PMARCA
One of the most interesting topics in modern times is the “robots eat all the jobs” thesis. It boils down…
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june 2014
An Extended Interview With WordPress Creator Matt Mullenweg
I sat down with Matt Mullenweg, the founder and CEO of WordPress’ parent company, Automattic, for an extended interview in March, just ahead of the company’s…
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june 2014
Design Is About Intent | Rampant Innovation
The most admired companies of each age are often associated with a certain core competency. Ford popularized assembly line manufacturing  in the 1910s. Toyota…
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may 2014
Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing the WebKit FTL JIT
Surfin' Safari Just a decade ago, JavaScript – the programming language used to drive web page interactions – was thought to be too slow for serious application…
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may 2014
The Wizard of Minecraft: Meet Gaming's Biggest Rock Star, Notch | Culture News | Rolling Stone
It’s a wet monday morning in Stockholm, and the door to Markus Persson’s office is closed. The wooden blinds to the windows that look out at the 35 employees of…
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may 2014
Technology’s Man Problem - NYTimes.com
Elissa Shevinsky can pinpoint the moment when she felt that she no longer belonged. She was at a friend’s house last Sept. 8, watching the live stream of the…
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may 2014
Working from home - Matt Gemmell
I’ve been working from home full-time for more than seven years, and running my own business for the same amount of time. Many of us at least have the…
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may 2014
Programming Sucks
Composed on the 27th of April in the year 2014, at 12:52 PM. It was Sunday. Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a…
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april 2014
One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley Gold Rush | Business | WIRED
Richard Barnes
It was an unseasonably warm December, and somewhere nearby a rising tide in the San Francisco Bay was lifting all kite-surfers, but Nick Edwards…
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april 2014
Larry Page: The Untold Story - Business Insider
Illustration by Mike Nudelman One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google’s project managers. All of them.
It was just five years since Page, then a…
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april 2014
Internet Explorer: The rise, fall, and rehabilitation of IE
Windows XP is dying, and with it the last of IE 6 — a browser that went from being ahead of its time to a fossilized platform holding companies back. With IE 10…
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april 2014
Building Flickr’s new Hybrid Signed-Out Homepage | code.flickr.com
Adventures in Frontend-Landia tl;dr: Chrome’s DevTools: still awesome. Test carefully on small screens, mobile/tablets. Progressively enhance “extraneous”, but…
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april 2014
Burnout Comes in Three Varieties - Association for Psychological Science
This is a photo of an extinguished match. As of this month, more than 10 million people in the United States are unemployed, according to the US Bureau of Labor…
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april 2014
Cat intelligence and cognition: Are cats smarter than dogs?
Photo by Astrid860/Thinkstock
“We did one study on cats—and that was enough!” Those words effectively ended my quest to understand the feline mind. I was a few…
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april 2014
Peter Nixey - How to be a great software developer
Rails/Angular developer, Entrepreneur & YC alum. Previously built and sold Clickpass.com. Now O(only)TO at Brojure.com and part time partner at Entrepreneur…
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april 2014
Coming to a Couch Near You: A New Wave of Telecommuting
If you get a job at Automattic, you don’t have to worry about moving. Hell, you don’t even have to get out of bed.
The company, best known for WordPress.com, is…
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april 2014
How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained) | TechCrunch
The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley. This was…
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april 2014
John Resig - Write Code Every Day
Last fall, work on my coding side projects came to a head: I wasn’t making adequate progress and I couldn’t find a way to get more done without sacrificing my…
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april 2014
When You're at the Crossroads of Should and Must
0 Shares ShareShare on Facebook ShareShare on Twitter Share E-mail Elle Luna  is an artist and designer who lives and works in San Francisco. She worked with…
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april 2014
Can Namecoin Obsolete ICANN (and More)? | The Ümlaut
Zooko's Triangle. Source: Wikimedia Commons On Sunday night, I watched the Super Bowl with interest, not because I care very much about football (it was the…
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april 2014
Btrees are the new black - Me
Self-balancing trees are an important class of data structures. In most textbooks, red/black binary trees are introduced first, and then btrees come later,…
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april 2014
Dancing Giants: Startup guru Steve Blank bashes big companies that stack the deck | PandoDaily
Steve Blank is a kind of folk hero in startup circles. A successful entrepreneur, Blank, though his writings and Lean LaunchPad seminars at Stanford and online…
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march 2014
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