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programming  culture  from instapaper
april 2018 by pietvanzoen
Frasierverse and One Fan’s 107 Unseen Seasons of ‘Frasier’ Spinoff Ideas - The Ringer
‘Frasier’ cocreator, writer, and producer Peter Casey on the viability of the voluminous, fan-built, labyrinthine expanded universe that encompasses seven series, 2,390 episode premises, and 107 combined seasons
culture  tv 
november 2017 by pietvanzoen
4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford
The median household income in America is $53,657. Politicians draw $250,000 as the line between the middle and upper classes. And the true starting point of real wealth remains a cool $1,000,000. We asked four more or less typical men, each of whom earns one of these incomes, to tell us about the lives they can afford.
culture  finance 
march 2017 by pietvanzoen
Same same…but different – Medium
For years it seems we’ve felt comfortable freely interchanging the words ‘internet’ and ‘web’. Technically speaking, the internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the TCP/IP protocol. This network carries an extensive range of information resources and services, such as file sharing, email, and the world wide web. In day to day conversation however, we often equate the web and the internet . And up until very recently, this confusion was of no real significance.
culture  web 
march 2017 by pietvanzoen
Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber - Susan J Fowler
As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I left and what my time at Uber was like. It's a strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story that deserves to be told while it is still fresh in my mind, so here we go.
culture 
february 2017 by pietvanzoen
Dear JavaScript, – Medium
I wanted to talk to you about a problem in our community that we need to address.
I’ve contributed to a number of open source projects in this community (Babel, Flow, Yarn, Lerna, etc.). As a maintainer of these popular projects, I’ve experienced some of the best this community has to offer, as well as some of the worst.
javascript  share  culture 
december 2016 by pietvanzoen
Ask Carrie Fisher: I'm bipolar – how do you feel at peace with mental illness? | Life and style | The Guardian
Living with mental illness is tough, Fisher says, and that’s why it’s important to find a community to share experiences and find comfort in the similarities
health  culture 
november 2016 by pietvanzoen
Julien Baker on Being Queer, Southern, Christian, and Proud | Pitchfork
Millions of queer and trans people lead rich lives in the south, but you wouldn’t necessarily think that from watching the news. via Pocket
culture  lgbtq  music 
july 2016 by pietvanzoen
How We’re Working to Make our World More Inclusive — Medium
In an ideal world, every person on the planet would be able to live their life fully, authentically, and equally. via Pocket
culture  diversity 
may 2016 by pietvanzoen
How Stack Overflow Does Technical Interviews – Stack Overflow Blog – A destination for all things related to development at Stack Overflow
Here’s a webinar I did recently (with our friends at Greenhouse) about the Stack Overflow developer interviewing process. Give it a listen! Technical interviewing is hard. The best companies in the world haven’t cracked this nut. via Pocket
culture  hiring 
march 2016 by pietvanzoen
A (very) rough guide to America from an Englishman in New York | Paul Owen | Comment is free | The Guardian
Scott Waters, an American, has caused a stir with a Facebook post sharing his observations from a recent trip to smalltown England. “People don’t seem to be afraid of their neighbours or the government” and “There are no guns” were two of his comments that seemed to help the post go viral. via Pocket
article  culture  fun  pb 
october 2015 by pietvanzoen
Alcohol-facilitated rape is not simply drunken sex | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | The Guardian
The further back we go in American history, the more horrifyingly narrow our definition of rape gets. It used to be that women had to prove they “put up a fight” if they wanted to be believed, or show that they were chaste. This thinking is not even that far behind us. via Pocket
culture  feminism  opinion-piece  parenting  pb 
september 2015 by pietvanzoen
Hipster Barbie Is So Much Better at Instagram Than You | WIRED
Caption: Could I be any more authentic?! Socality Barbie Barbie’s traded her pink Corvette for a Subaru, her designer purse for a Filson backpack, and her ordinary specs for Warby Parkers. via Pocket
culture  fun  pb 
september 2015 by pietvanzoen
Put Up or Shut Up: An Open Letter to Companies Seeking Diverse Teams // Speaker Deck
The bad news: everything is terrible. Companies large and small are overwhelmingly dominated by white men. via Pocket
feminism  diversity  pb  culture  hiring  race  startups 
september 2015 by pietvanzoen
What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet - Quartz
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. via Pocket
article  culture  interview  pb  thinking  web 
september 2015 by pietvanzoen
Men need parental leave just as much as women and kids do | Simon Hedlin | Comment is free | The Guardian
In America, advocates for introducing paid parental leave often frame it as a national economic priority. And they’re right about the benefits: happier employees mean lower turnover rates, and putting more money into the pockets of working families may increase consumption. via Pocket
article  culture  economics  parenting  pb 
august 2015 by pietvanzoen
Training for Discontent — The Synapse — Medium
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. via Pocket
culture  economics  parenting  pb 
june 2015 by pietvanzoen
Ignorance Of Inequality, Working Moms, And Public Defecation | FiveThirtyEight
Every Monday, the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit organization made up of some of North America’s most respected economists, releases its latest batch of working papers. The papers aren’t peer-reviewed, so their conclusions are preliminary (and occasionally flat-out wrong). via Pocket
article  culture  economics  feminism  pb 
may 2015 by pietvanzoen
Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong — Psychology of Stuff — Medium
I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, “You teach how to create habits, but that’s not my problem. I’m fat!” The frustration in her voice echoed throughout the room. “My problem is stopping bad habits. That’s why I’m fat. via Pocket
article  culture  pb  psycology 
april 2015 by pietvanzoen
The Hiring Post — Quarrelsome
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. via Pocket
culture  hiring  pb 
march 2015 by pietvanzoen

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