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Tue, 30 Jan 2018

All code is disposable, just as it should be - Matthew P. Jones https://exceptionnotfound.net/all-code-is-disposable-just-like-it-should-be/

Kodak's dubious blockchain gamble - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/technology/kodak-blockchain-bitcoin.html

How I built a disposable email service in two hours - Lukas Klein https://medium.com/@lukas.klein/how-i-built-a-disposable-email-service-in-two-hours-7dd942d96d78

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan to start health-care company targeting U.S. staffs - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-30/amazon-berkshire-jpmorgan-to-set-up-a-health-company-for-staff

Mon, 29 Jan 2018

An introduction to the Web::Simple Perl module, a minimalist web framework - Opensource.com https://opensource.com/article/18/1/introduction-websimple-perl-module-minimalist-web-framework

My Delorean runs Perl - Opensource.com https://opensource.com/article/18/1/my-delorean-runs-perl

How two bored 1970s housewives helped create the PC industry - Fast Company https://www.fastcompany.com/3047428/how-two-bored-1970s-housewives-helped-create-the-pc-industry

Say what you will about Facebook (and I do), but the jazz guitar community on that service is very strong

Windows emergency patch: Microsoft's new update kills off Intel's Spectre fix - ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-emergency-patch-microsofts-new-update-kills-off-intels-spectre-fix/

Sun, 28 Jan 2018

Ivy is a static website generator built in Python. It's small, elegant, and easy to use. http://mulholland.xyz/docs/ivy/

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit - The Conversation https://theconversation.com/with-teen-mental-health-deteriorating-over-five-years-theres-a-likely-culprit-86996

Most of what you’re going to read today is pointless https://medium.com/personal-growth/most-of-what-youre-going-to-read-today-is-pointless-4b774acff368

Fri, 26 Jan 2018

Here’s why you should stop revealing your salary history in California - Derek Ling https://medium.com/@derekling_56594/heres-why-you-should-stop-revealing-your-salary-history-in-california-d16a043b8d13

The startling link between sugar and Alzheimer's - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/551528/?single_page=true

The dirty war over diversity inside Google - WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/the-dirty-war-over-diversity-inside-google

Mayor quits FCC committee, says it favors ISPs over the public interest - Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/fcc-broadband-committee-wants-to-restrict-publicly-owned-networks/

'Space graffiti': astronomers angry over launch of fake star into sky - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/26/space-graffiti-astronomers-angry-over-launch-of-fake-star-into-sky

VPS for $1 a month? Yes https://www.chicagovps.net/

How (and why) i run my own DNS servers – zwischenzugs https://zwischenzugs.com/2018/01/26/how-and-why-i-run-my-own-dns-servers/

What gig workers can learn from romance writers - BBC http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180119-what-gig-workers-can-learn-from-romance-writers

I've been using the Podbean podcast player for Android. It's not bad. Most shows appear to be available, and you can add RSS for those that aren't. It beats using the standard, non-podcasty Android audio player, which I was doing before. https://www.podbean.com/podcast-app-iphone-android-mobile

Thu, 25 Jan 2018

The one thing Amazon lacks, and why it matters a ton - No Black Mirror, Thanks http://noblackmirrorthanks.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-one-thing-amazon-lacks-and-why-it.html

Yondr wants to neutralize your phone and un-change the world - WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/free-speech-issue-yondr-smartphones/

Code less, think more ... incrementally! – gitconnected https://levelup.gitconnected.com/code-less-think-more-incrementally-98adee22df9b

Why social media bosses don’t use social media - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/jan/23/never-get-high-on-your-own-supply-why-social-media-bosses-dont-use-social-media

Google doesn’t necessarily need innovation – Steve Yegge https://medium.com/@steve.yegge/google-doesnt-necessarily-need-innovation-95cea96d0eeb?r=1

Waze Carpool: It's a thing. Should Uber be worried? https://www.waze.com/carpool/

Wed, 24 Jan 2018

Is there a ticking time bomb under the Arctic? | NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/01/24/575220206/is-there-a-ticking-time-bomb-under-the-arctic

Milton's 'Paradise Lost' is 350 years old, and it's the greatest epic poem in English | The Weekly Standard http://www.weeklystandard.com/miltons-morality/article/2011211

Tue, 23 Jan 2018

Nextcloud vs ownCloud – The whole story | CiviHosting https://civihosting.com/blog/nextcloud-vs-owncloud/

Tronc and Axios are in talks for a news partnership | WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/tronc-and-axios-are-in-talks-for-a-news-partnership-1516726574

Amazon's HQ2 is going to the Washington, D.C. area, says D.E. Wilson, and the reason is AWS https://medium.com/@dwilson22180/amazons-hq2-here-s-where-it-s-going-13b862a47431

A man bit a smartphone battery as a test, and it exploded | The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/23/16923200/china-customer-bites-iphone-battery-replacement-explosion

Snapchat to let users share stories outside its mobile app | Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-23/snapchat-to-let-users-share-stories-outside-its-mobile-app

Post-work: The radical idea of a world without jobs | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jan/19/post-work-the-radical-idea-of-a-world-without-jobs

Social scientists have warned Zuck all along that the Facebook theory of interaction would make people angry and miserable | Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2018/01/22/facebook-is-sad.html

Why discrete math is important | Art of Problem Solving https://artofproblemsolving.com/articles/discrete-math

DuckDuckGo moves beyond search to also protect you while browsing https://spreadprivacy.com/privacy-simplified/

Will work for no benefits: The challenges of being in the new contract workforce | NPR https://www.npr.org/2018/01/23/579720874/will-work-for-no-benefits-the-challenges-of-being-in-the-new-contract-workforce

Mon, 22 Jan 2018

Complaining about low pay online ‘destroyed my life’ | New York Post https://nypost.com/2018/01/20/complaining-about-low-pay-in-an-open-letter-online-destroyed-my-life/

Is your child a phone 'addict'? | The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/well/family/is-your-child-a-phone-addict.html

Should you still do remote freelance WordPress development? Here’s a look at the stats. | Derick Sozo https://medium.com/@dericksozo/should-you-still-do-remote-freelance-wordpress-development-heres-a-look-at-the-stats-e69f2f5585c1

I've been trying the Microsoft Edge browser. I recently worked Firefox back into my daily routine due to the massive speed improvements, and I figured I should give Edge a try. It's not that great. Right-clicking to open links is slow. Font rendering is nice. But overall, meh.

Watch the wondrous Costco pizza sauce dispenser in action | Atlas Obscura https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/costco-pizza-sauce-dispenser-satisfying

SPA, or not SPA, that is the question | Gianluca Guarini https://medium.com/@gianluca.guarini/spa-or-not-spa-that-is-the-question-711ace3576cf

Bitcoin could lose 90% of its value, Wall St. veteran Boockvar warns | CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/19/bitcoin-could-lose-90-percent-of-its-value-wall-st-veteran-boockvar-warns.html

Jake Paul is a terrifying genius and we should all be scared: Insights from the YouTuber's video series on how to become a social media star | BuzzFeed https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/i-took-jake-pauls-educational-series

Inside Amazon Go, a store of the future | The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/21/technology/inside-amazon-go-a-store-of-the-future.html

Podcasters, replace Skype with Discord for better audio quality and Web-based interviews | The Mac Observer https://www.macobserver.com/tips/deep-dive/podcasters-replace-skype-discord/

I just learned a new Vim tip: Swapping characters, words and lines | Vim Tips Wiki http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Swapping_characters,_words_and_lines

UberEats will be the 'largest food delivery company in the world this year,' says CEO | VentureBeat https://venturebeat.com/2018/01/22/ubereats-will-be-the-largest-food-delivery-company-in-the-world-this-year-says-ceo/

Intel has a big problem. It needs to act like it | Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-01-18/intel-has-a-big-problem-it-needs-to-act-like-it

How Google ditched VPNs for remote employee access | The New Stack https://thenewstack.io/beyondcorp-google-ditched-virtual-private-networking-internal-applications/

Decades of movie poster history go online | University of Texas http://sites.utexas.edu/ransomcentermagazine/2018/01/18/decades-of-movie-poster-history-goes-online/

Sun, 21 Jan 2018

Tutorial: Intro to React | reactjs.org https://reactjs.org/tutorial/tutorial.html

A brief overview of ES6 for React Native developers https://medium.com/the-react-native-log/a-brief-overview-of-es6-for-react-native-developers-15e7c68315da

JavaScript for Cats http://jsforcats.com/

How to Become a React Native Developer in 2018 – Hacker Noon https://hackernoon.com/how-to-become-a-react-native-developer-in-2018-d9bc85e1d91f

Fri, 19 Jan 2018

Looking beyond code to make the future work for everyone | Google CEO Sundar Pichai https://www.blog.google/topics/grow-with-google/looking-beyond-code-make-future-work-everyone/

Want a terrible job? Facebook and Google may be hiring armies of content moderators for 2018 | Slate https://slate.com/technology/2018/01/facebook-and-google-are-building-an-army-of-content-moderators-for-2018.html