Chris Larsen and Stefan Thomas: "Ripple - The Enterprise Blockchain"
- interlerdger defines the protocol to move value across different entities
- settlement can be provided by different sub-implementations
- interledger is the "transport" layer: split large transactions into smaller ones, reassemble on the other end, the routing is similar to BGP concepts
- Ripple uses different consensus mechanism: nominate trusted validation nodes
ripple  blockchain  interledger  video  w:3 
15 hours ago
The Hygiene Hypothesis: Disease Patterns in Industrialized and Developing Countries
- auto-immune diseases are on the rise: we're changing our microbiome and rise of autoimmune diseases is likely linked to recent imbalance
- "we are multitudes"
video  w:1  microbiome 
2 days ago
The Aggregator Paradox (Stratechery Weekly Article 2018-2-21)
And that, by extension, is why Google’s approach was so smart: Google has the same incentives as Facebook to focus on its own advertising, but it also has the ecosystem responsibility to ensure the incentives in place for its suppliers pay off. Effectively offloading that payoff to third party networks both ensures publishers get paid even as Google’s own revenue generation is focused on the search results s
amp  facebook 
3 days ago
As promised, Facebook traffic to news publishers declines again, post news-feed change - Digiday
Chartbeat data showed Facebook traffic to publishers declined 6 percent since the beginning of January, said Josh Schwartz, chief of product, engineering and data at Chartbeat. Facebook had already been sending less traffic to publishers, with referrals down 15 percent in 2017, according to Chartbeat, which measures traffic to around 50,000 publishers globally, with a skew towards news publishers. (All told, Facebook now makes up about 30 percent of Chartbeat publishers’ referral traffic to Google’s 40 percent.)
facebook  news 
4 days ago
Inside Facebook's Hellish Two Years—and Mark Zuckerberg's Struggle to Fix it All | WIRED
To numerous people at the company, the announcement marked a huge departure. Facebook was putting a car in reverse that had been driving at full speed in one direction for 14 years. Since the beginning, Zuckerberg’s ambition had been to create another internet, or perhaps another world, inside of Facebook, and to get people to use it as much as possible. The business model was based on advertising, and advertising was insatiably hungry for people’s time. But now Zuckerberg said he expected these new changes to News Feed would make people use Facebook less.
facebook  news 
9 days ago
lcamtuf's blog: Progressing from tech to leadership
One's level on the leadership ladder tends to be inversely correlated with several measures of happiness. The reason is fairly simple: as you get more senior, a growing number of people will come to you expecting you to solve increasingly fuzzy and challenging problems - and you will no longer be patted on the back for doing so. This should not scare you away from such opportunities, but it definitely calls for a particular mindset: your motivation must come from within. Look beyond the fight-of-the-day; find satisfaction in seeing how far your teams have come over the years.

Perhaps the most interesting observation I have is that for a person coming from a technical background, building a healthy team is first and foremost about the subtle art of letting go.

* as your sphere of influence grows, this becomes a choke point
* project-hoarding behavior robs more junior folks of the ability to take on new responsibilities
* new owner will initially be slower and more clumsy than you
* give them the right tools and the right incentives and don't make them deathly afraid of messing up, they will soon excel at their new jobs.
leadership  management  advice 
16 days ago
Gutenberg and the WordPress of Tomorrow by Morten Rand-Hendriksen – WordPress Tavern
- blocks allow targeted annotations and feedback — e.g. Yoast notes on specific elements; e.g. recipe box.
wordpress  gutenberg  morten  video  w:2 
24 days ago
Giulia Enders: The surprisingly charming science of your gut | TED Talk | TED.com
- rumbling noise is not hunger, it's a muscle wave cleaning out your stomach
- the gut is the largest sensory organ in our brain, but we tend to overlook it
- to make science approachable, make a connection: characters, behaviors, etc
gut  video  ted  w:2 
29 days ago
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