- Why Chicago needs to stop playing by Silicon Valley’s rules | Holovaty.com
YES. Same for PDX.
(categories: culture sustainability business startups motivation greed life )
- StatHat – Awesome custom stat tracking tool.
Example of a super small team and a niche product doing interesting stuff.
(categories: analytics api metrics statistics stats )
- Welcome | Road Trip – Discover Your America with Roadtrippers
Looks like a great site for planning a road trip.
(categories: travel kids cars trips )
- APOD: 2014 January 12 – The Scale of the Universe: Interactive
OMG I’m small.
(categories: science reference nasa space )
- The Intrinsic Value of Blogging | Matt Mullenweg
Quote on blogging: "First, write for yourself, both your present self whose thinking will be clarified by distilling an idea through writing and editing, and your future self who will be able to look back on these words and be reminded of the context in which they were written. Second, write for a single person who you have in mind as the perfect person to read what you write, almost like a letter, even if they never will, or a person who you’re sure will read it because of a connection you have to them…"
(categories: blogging communication writing )
- illumos developer > 2013 > May > need reviews for..
Quote: "Empathy is a core engineering value. This is especially true when it comes to backward compatibility, even moreso when targeting environments in which your product is used to make money. There are plenty of situations in which it’s easy enough to say "don’t do that, then" and leave it at that. Like most engineers, I have little patience for people who refuse to read the manual, make assumptions about the system’s behaviour from unreasonable bases, or engage in obviously retarded diagnostic procedures that serve only to worsen the original problem. All that said, there are also plenty of instances in which it’s essential to at least attempt to understand the plight of our users. This is one of them."
(categories: culture development empathy engineering software )
Finagle is an extensible RPC system for the JVM, used to construct high-concurrency servers. Finagle implements uniform client and server APIs for several protocols, and is designed for high performance and concurrency.
(categories: java scala rpc concurrency distributed )
- sbdc » Clutter, pt 1
On clutter everywhere and how it affects our brains, have been trying to cull stuff from my own life in the same way.
(categories: clutter focus things choices culture stuff )
- 2013 Review in Tech « random($foo)
Fun optimistic review of 2013 tech.
(categories: 2013 technology health robots quantified-self hardware )
- The Log: What every software engineer should know about real-time data’s unifying abstraction | LinkedIn Engineering
Epic (in the Greek sense) blog post about how they use the logs at Linkedin.
(categories: distributed streaming logs realtime kafka data stream-processing hadoop )
- David Sedaris on the kookaburra : The New Yorker
Quote: "One burner represents your family, one is your friends, the third is your health, and the fourth is your work. The gist, she said, was that in order to be successful you have to cut off one of your burners. And in order to be really successful you have to cut off two."
(categories: life values priorities attention culture )