Bear 1.2 is out with sketching, custom icons, and more!
My biggest issue with Bear was lack of support for sketching. May have to dive back in and give this a try. Automation support is great…
8 hours ago
Stack Overflow: Helping One Million Developers Exit Vim - Stack Overflow Blog
In the last year, How to exit the Vim editor has made up about .005% of question traffic: that is, one out of every 20,000 visits to Stack Overflow questions. That means during peak traffic hours on weekdays, there are about 80 people per hour that need help getting out of Vim.
How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game - The Verge
Anker is the company I prefer to buy my USB and battery related accessories from. Interesting to read the background on the company.
2 days ago
Supreme Court limits locations of patent lawsuits - The Washington Post
This is a good thing. Patent trolls plague the tech industry and this should remove some of the gaming. There is still a long way to go on patent reform though. This line caught my eye though.
That has resulted in nearly half of the lawsuits being filed in the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall, where cases move quickly and the court is seen as sympathetic to plaintiffs.

That by itself should be enough to validate that we need some significant focus on improving patent litigation.
2 days ago
Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) Acquires Visual Story Mapping Software, CardBoard | Business Wire
Congratulations to my friend David Hussman on this! Will be fun to see what they do with CardBoard!
2 days ago
Feedbin Supports JSON Feed! —Feedbin
I’m a Feedbin subscriber and was happy to see them jump quickly on the JSON Feed bandwagon!
3 days ago
Star Tribune 50: The 26th Annual Report
The Star Tribune 50 is a measure of the largest publicly held companies with headquarters in Minnesota ranked by revenue.
3 days ago
Every Color Of Cardigan Mister Rogers Wore From 1979–2001
This is the kind of project that makes me ❤️ the Internet.
3 days ago
The Andon cord and ITSM’s DevOps challenge – Jon Hall – Medium
This is Andon, automated: nothing gets to production if anything is going to break production.
4 days ago
How to Opt Out of Twitter's New Privacy Settings — EFF Updates
Contrary to the inviting “Sounds good” button to accept the new policy and get to tweeting, the changes Twitter has made around user tracking and data personalization do not sound good for user privacy. For example, the company will now record and store non-EU users’ off-Twitter web browsing history for up to 30 days, up from 10 days in the previous policy.
6 days ago
Why Apple's new in-store experience aims to fuel creativity in everyone | Angela Ahrendts | Pulse | LinkedIn
Apple has continued to buck trends in retail. Their network of stores is an evolving asset that they are using to better connect with customers. The cynic in me wonders when Apple will start hiring barista's and serving high-end macchiato's in their stores as part of this community -- but it’s great to see this evolution.
6 days ago
jq is like sed for JSON data - you can use it to slice and filter and map and transform structured data with the same ease that sed, awk, grep and friends let you play with text.
7 days ago
Things 3: Beauty and Delight in a Task Manager – MacStories
I’m a committed OmniFocus user but it's interesting to see what other task managers are doing.
7 days ago
Cookie dough craze comes to Minnesota with not one, but two food trucks - StarTribune.com
The cookie dough craze that started on the East Coast and has taken social media by storm has finally worked its way to Minnesota. A safe-to-consume version of the stuff everyone loves to eat out of the mixing bowl — even though they’re not supposed to — is just the latest fad food to take over cupcakes’ one-time reign.
7 days ago
Intro to Micro.blog | noahread.net
One of my favorite things about what Manton and team are doing is that Micro.blog can be a vibrant community but all the members own their own content.
7 days ago
JSON Feed: Version 1
Our hope is that, because of the lightness of JSON and simplicity of the JSON Feed format, developers will be more attracted to developing for the open web.
8 days ago
A New Kind of Science: A 15-Year View – Backchannel
Starting now, in celebration of its 15th anniversary, A New Kind of Science will be freely available in its entirety, with high-resolution images, on the web or for download.
8 days ago
Machine Learning —xkcd.com “ ”
"Just stir the pile until they start looking right."
8 days ago
Storage Startup Vets Return w/ $8.65m A for Atavium —TechDotMN
Atavium’s revolutionary data management system gives its customers the ability to automate the lifecycle of their data, even before the data is created. Atavium will use this investment to build its engineering team and bring the product to market.
8 days ago
Exponential growth devours and corrupts – Signal v. Noise
There is no higher God in Silicon Valley than growth. No sacrifice too big for its craving altar. As long as you keep your curve exponential, all your sins will be forgotten at the exit.
9 days ago
Logs and Metrics – Cindy Sridharan – Medium
Both logs as well as metrics, on the other hand, are examples of whitebox monitoring, which refers to a category of monitoring tools and techniques that work with data reported from the internals of a system. Together with distributed request tracing, metrics and logs form the three pillars of observability.
9 days ago
What does sponsorship look like? | Lara Hogan
What members of underrepresented groups in tech often need most is opportunity and visibility, not advice. They have to work extremely hard and be extremely good at what they do to combat the systemic privilege and unconscious bias at play in our work environments. They are consistently under-promoted and under-compensated for this work, even though it’s excellent work.
9 days ago
Loog Pro
This looks like a super way to learn to play guitar. Looks very well done. Could be a great gift for kids or adults that want to learn.
9 days ago
DigitalGlobe moves to the cloud with AWS Snowmobile | DigitalGlobe Blog
During our AWS Snowball experience, we developed a strong working relationship with AWS. When they approached us to be the inaugural user of the AWS Snowmobile, we climbed onboard. AWS Snowmobile is an exabyte-scale data transfer service used to move extremely large amounts of data to AWS. You can transfer up to 100PB per Snowmobile, a 45-foot long ruggedized shipping container, pulled by a semi-trailer truck.
9 days ago
Introducing Badger: A fast key-value store written natively in Go - Dgraph Blog
We have built an efficient and persistent log structured merge (LSM) tree based key-value store, natively in Go language. It is based upon WiscKey paper included in USENIX FAST 2016. This design is highly SSD-optimized and separates keys from values to minimize I/O amplification; leveraging both the sequential and the random performance of SSDs.
9 days ago
NASA's ten coding commandments - JAXenter
NASA has produced its own set of coding standards to ensure code quality and safety among all NASA applications. These standards have evolved from their own guidelines and are set to be applicable to the greater software development industry.
9 days ago
'Ladies' Is Gender Neutral – Alice Goldfuss
However, “ladies” is not gender-neutral. Neither is “guys.”
13 days ago
Macron campaign team used honeypot accounts to fake out Fancy Bear | Ars Technica
"We created false accounts, with false content, as traps," Macron campaign digital director Mounir Mahjoubi told the Times. "We did this massively, to create the obligation for them to verify, to determine whether it was a real account."
13 days ago
TECHdotMN Field Nation Plans To Double The Size Of Minneapolis HQ - TECHdotMN
Venture-back Field Nation is planning to move headquarters from one part of Minneapolis to the other, according to EVP Teri Calderon.
13 days ago
News Corp earnings Q3 2017
Congrats to my former colleague Marc! News Corp. announced Marc Frons as its new chief technology officer on Monday. Frons had served as interim CTO since October 2016.
13 days ago
Keeping Apple History Alive at MacPaw | MacPaw Blog
That is how almost 40 Macs from every generation were reverently moved to MacPaw’s Ukrainian office, to the uncontrollable joy of a hundred Apple fans who work here. We think there’s hardly a better place for historical Apple computers than our futuristic Apple-inspired office. And hardly a better audience than a team of passionate Mac developers.
14 days ago
A More Powerful Way to Schedule Tasks in OmniFocus
Let’s say you need to return a book to the library by Saturday, May 13. If possible, you’d like to return it a few days early while…
14 days ago
Analyzing a counter intelligence cyber operation: How Macron just changed cyber security forever
So Macron’s people, and specifically Mounir Mahjoubi, who I want to make sure and meet one day, claim to have fed APT28 false data in a “counteroffensive”. Maybe they have’ maybe they haven’t. Maybe they did something else entirely. Maybe it wasn’t them.
14 days ago
MacPaw now hosts Tekserve's Apple hardware museum
One of the greatest collections of vintage and rare Apple hardware now has a new home -- in Kyiv, Ukraine.
14 days ago
Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017 for macOS — Apple World Today
Developers, take note: Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2017 for Mac.
15 days ago
Minnesota Original - Layne Kennedy
Fine art and world-traveled editorial photographer Layne Kennedy shares his passion for capturing images at a dogsledding photo workshop.
16 days ago
F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump - NYTimes.com
Mr. Comey, who is three years into a 10-year term at the helm of the F.B.I., learned from news reports that he had been fired while addressing bureau employees in Los Angeles. While Mr. Comey spoke, television screens in the background began flashing the news. In response to the reports, Mr. Comey laughed, saying that he thought it was a fairly funny prank.
16 days ago
How Stripe teaches employees to code
Last year, we decided to take another step and to start a coding class for any interested employees. The goal of this class wasn’t to help people become full-time engineers. It was instead to help people get deeper insight into how modern software development works so that they could better understand how problems get solved at technology companies. We hoped it could also provide a foundation that would make it easier for participants to continue to self-teach if they found it enjoyable—getting started is often the hardest part.
20 days ago
Recode: Amazon Prime Video App May Be Coming to Apple TV This Summer
Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce. The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the two companies.
20 days ago
Economies of Density in E-Commerce: A Study of Amazon's Fulfillment Center Network
We find that Amazon saves between $0.17 and $0.47 for every 100-mile reduction in the distance of shipping goods worth $30. In the context of its distribution network expansion, this estimate implies that Amazon has reduced its total shipping cost by over 50% and increased its profit margin by between 5% and 14% since 2006. Separately, we demonstrate that prices on Amazon have fallen by approximately 40% over the same period, suggesting that a significant share of the cost savings have been passed on to consumers.
22 days ago
Integrating Micro.blog
I’m excited about the soft launch of micro.blog. Manton Reece’s creation lets users easily own their short-form content. Instead of posting short items and photos to Twitter or Facebook, you can post them to your own website, or to you.micro.blog.
24 days ago
Software Library: Macintosh : Free Softwarelibrary : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
A collection of emulated software for the early Macintosh computer, created by Apple as the successor to the Apple II series. Simple, powerful and a new path in computing, the Macintosh's graphics-based operating system changed the face of computing permanently.
24 days ago
fish shell
fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for macOS, Linux, and the rest of the family.
28 days ago
Intercultural Development Inventory
The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. Intercultural competence has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on overseas effectiveness of international sojourners, international business adaptation and job performance, international student adjustment, international transfer of technology and information, international study abroad and inter-ethnic relations within nations. The Intercultural Development Inventory is a 50-item questionnaire, available online that can be completed in 15–20 minutes.
29 days ago
USAFacts is a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society. We are a non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative and have no political agenda or commercial motive. We provide this information as a free public service and are committed to maintaining and expanding it in the future.
5 weeks ago
Why Facebook Keeps Beating Every Rival: It’s the Network, of Course - The New York Times
Mr. Zuckerberg realized early on that the most important thing in his business was not necessarily creating the best new features. It doesn’t matter who invents digital mustaches. What matters is owning the biggest and most engaged network. And because he has the network, he always wins.
5 weeks ago
4 Reasons Every CEO Should Send a “Friday Note” | Chip House | Pulse | LinkedIn
I asked Scott Dorsey about the impact of his committing to this regular company communication, and the impact it had on the company. Here’s what Scott had to say: “I started officially sending out my ‘Friday Note’ in 2009 and never missed a weekly email for over five and a half years. It was a simple and very impactful way to highlight accomplishments for the week and keep the lines of communication open with our 2,000+ employees. It showcased the transparency in the company and helped us keep our unique ‘Orange’ culture as we scaled the company — one of the defining factors to our overall success at ExactTarget.”
5 weeks ago
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