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Think globally, microblog locally
Fri, 09 Feb 2018

Thunderbird - yep, the email program - meets its users - The Mozilla Thunderbird Blog https://blog.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2018/02/what-thunderbird-learned-at-fosdem/

Thu, 08 Feb 2018

Schnack - simple self-hosted comment system for static websites https://schnack.cool/

Wed, 07 Feb 2018

With the third edition of Eloquent JavaScript now available in draft form, there is no time like the present for diving in https://eloquentjavascript.net/3rd_edition/00_intro.html

Fans of Eloquent JavaScript have been waiting for the book's third edition for a very long time. A draft of Marijn Haverbeke's groundbreaking book is now here. https://eloquentjavascript.net/3rd_edition/

Tue, 06 Feb 2018

A Gatsby.JS tutorial https://www.gatsbyjs.org/tutorial

REPL-driven development - a talk about Clojure by Stuart Halloway https://github.com/matthiasn/talk-transcripts/blob/master/Halloway_Stuart/REPLDrivenDevelopment.md

Mon, 05 Feb 2018

Turning Twitter’s feed on its head – Florian Schulz https://medium.com/@getflourish/turning-twitters-feed-on-its-head-9565af1728c8

Priority Bicycles: How to build a better bicycle - Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/everettpotter/2018/02/04/priority-bicycles-how-to-build-a-better-bicycle

Why Ruby on Rails applications should consider adding Go to their stack - Sphere Software https://sphereinc.com/why-ruby-on-rails-applications-should-consider-adding-go-to-their-stack/

The need for speed: Google dedicates engineering team to accelerate development of WordPress ecosystem - Search Engine Land https://searchengineland.com/need-speed-google-dedicates-engineering-team-accelerate-development-wordpress-ecosystem-291214

The key to managing time is managing your priorities - Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/the-key-to-managing-time-is-managing-your-priorities-2018-1

The punk rock Internet – how DIY rebels are working to replace the tech giants - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/feb/01/punk-rock-internet-diy-rebels-working-replace-tech-giants-snoopers-charter

To 'like' or retweet, that is the question (and a fundamental disconnect) in Twitter. I'm not sure which is better, or why there are two ways to do what is essentially the same thing. What if I don't "like" something but want other people to see it?

At Center for Humane Technology, former Silicon Valley movers/shakers outline how "our society is being hijacked by technology" http://humanetech.com

The rise of the social media fembot - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/04/arts/fembot-poppy-lil-miquela-kylie-jenner.html

Over the past month or so, every time I saw a tweet about the Eagles, I thought, "People seem overly concerned about the 'Hotel California'-singing Eagles, and seriously, who gives AF?" Then I realized it was the other Eagles.

Nobody cares, nor should they, but I'm following too many people on Twitter, and you probably are, too.

Modern CSS explained for dinosaurs – Actualize https://medium.com/actualize-network/modern-css-explained-for-dinosaurs-5226febe3525

Sun, 04 Feb 2018

Congratulations Super Bowlers -- 7-10 splits for all my friends!

I made @DuckDuckGo my default search engine in @firefox. I already have plenty of Google in my life.

Sriracha is for closers: Welcome to WeWork, the 8-year-old, billion 'shared space' nerve center of the New New Economy http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/money/a14443776/wework-sriracha-is-for-closers/

If you’re so successful, why are you still working 70 hours a week? - Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2018/02/if-youre-so-successful-why-are-you-still-working-70-hours-a-week

Sat, 03 Feb 2018

I'm 'practicing' Emacs. I have avoided it ever since I knew what it was. The ecosystem is vast, the keystrokes mostly foreign. It's a different language than Vim, that's for sure.

Fri, 02 Feb 2018

Pandora lays off 5% of staff, expands hiring in Atlanta - Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/pandora-lays-off-5-of-staff-expands-hiring-in-atlanta-2018-1

I went from about 30 feeds in Tweetdeck to nine, and (not surprisingly) it runs a lot better. You can only do so much with a big hunk of JavaScript.

I quit Twitter and it feels great - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/opinion/quitting-twitter-lindy-west.html

Shotcut is a free, cross-platform video editing platform https://www.shotcutapp.com/features/

Bitcoin tumbles as crypto bubble shows signs of bursting - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-02/bitcoin-drops-below-8-500-as-cryptocurrency-misery-continues

Thu, 01 Feb 2018

It's time for a serious talk about the science of tech "addiction" - WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/its-time-for-a-serious-talk-about-the-science-of-tech-addiction/

Women once ruled computers. When did the Valley become Brotopia? - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-02-01/women-once-ruled-computers-when-did-the-valley-become-brotopia

PayPal slammed after eBay snubs it for another payment partner - Markets Insider http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/paypal-stock-price-slammed-after-ebay-snubs-it-for-another-payment-partner-2018-2-1014807308

Twitter is opening up its full archive to the broader developer community -- but it'll cost you - TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/01/twitter-is-opening-up-its-full-archive-to-the-broader-developer-community/

Why you cannot quit Amazon Prime, even if maybe you should - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/01/31/why-you-cannot-quit-amazon-prime-even-if-maybe-you-should/?utm_term=.4c41509c4266