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Alex Komoroske
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This is some of the best writing I've seen in a very long time, and it's about design patterns. It's insightful, clever, clear, and just about perfect in every way. It should be required reading for anyone who has ever written code.

Even the margin notes are awesome: the point about loading up the program into your brain to reason about it literally being an OCR process blew my mind a bit.
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Awesome!!
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Well, neither WebRTC or WebP is being considered ... No surprise
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I've spent a lot of times in the past few days reading the back catalog of stratechery. I find the author to be always interesting and often insightful--he's great at combining microeconomic theory, rigorous analysis, and a good understanding of the tech industry.
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Holy crap!
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Well, that was... disturbing.
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A very interesting article that challenges a lot of things I thought I knew about the Americas before colonization.
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That's an excerpt from a book of the same name, 1491 by Charles C. Mann. Very good book.
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We just updated polymer-project.org with a new look, new logo, and new beginner content. We're now officially in "alpha"!
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Congratulations on the alpha, keep up the great work.
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Yup, this is almost precisely my worst nightmare.
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If that nightmare does happen... I bet Google will open isp's nationwide first and then globally later.
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I don't know how accurate these are, but there are a number of really interesting ones.

Some of my favorites:
* Countries Britain has invaded
* Map of all rivers in the US
* 7000 rivers that feed into the Mississippi
* Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names
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Mcdonalds has not yet quite achieved the coverage of the Brits. But it seems to be making a go of it. 
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My parents recently moved to a fast-growing community in Florida. There are a ton of ponds, but before and after development they sometimes end up shaped very differently. The satellite imagery was updated a month or two ago, but the ponds haven't been updated in the map yet. Last night I spent about 30 minutes in Google Map Maker removing old ponds, adding new ones, and fixing the boundaries of existing ones. Some of the edits (like removing ponds, or correcting the boundary of the golf course) still need to be approved by a reviewer, but others don't need review.

It was really gratifying to see the changes I made show up in Google maps (including consumers of the data like wunderground.com) minutes later!
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Thanks
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This place has unbelievably good wash and fold service. The owner (Steve) is an incredibly nice guy with one of the best memories of anyone I have ever met. The first time I went there I gave my details and dropped off my bag and a shirt to be dry cleaned. I'm used to normal wash and fold places where they never seem to recognize you despite going there every single week. But when I came back later that night as soon as I entered, Steve said, "Hi, Alex, your bag is there in the corner. Your shirts will be ready in a few days; you can pay then." I was blown away that he remembered all of that so quickly. But it's no fluke. Today I went in and had to pick up a shirt that had been there for a week or so as well as picking up my roommate's laundry for him. As soon as Steve saw me walking up, he went to go pick up my shirt from the rack. He scanned in the receipt on the shirt and I told him I was picking up my roommate's laundry as well. "Are you paying together," he asked. As soon as I replied "Yes," he shot back with the precise combined total without having looked up my roommate's record at all. When I asked him how he did it, he first proved to me the amount was correct (I never doubted him for a second) and then proceeded to point at all of the laundry bags on the floor, calling out their precise cost, which he had remembered. Absolutely mindblowing. To top it all off, Steve and his wife are incredibly hard working, incredibly friendly and polite, and do an impeccable job washing and very precisely folding everything.
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