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Place Pulse quantitatively measures urban perception by turning visual preference surveys into crowdsourced games.
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I wish Gmail offered a view into this data!
I explore what three years of data on managing my inbox say about my psychological well-being.
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Having so many emails drives me crazy. I'm super OCD and delete something the second it's no longer relevant hahaaa
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It's not just Piketty's super-managers; the gap <em>between</em> companies has skyrocketed
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As a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Eric Brewer devised the CAP theorem — a governing concept in t…
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Yagni ("You Aren't Gonna Need It") is the principle that we should not build presumptive features. It should not be used as a justification for neglecting internal quality.
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Apparently stolen data from other breaches was used to answer authentication questions.
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Okay, until the heat death of the Observable Universe.
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"It is the innocence which constitutes the crime:" thus ends James Baldwin's powerful indictment of the American public. The charge he lays at our feet is of a collective refusal to be aware of what we are doing, and what we have done. And can we disagree with this? I've heard excuses before of "we didn't know what was happening," "it's just what had always been done," "we were only doing our duty;" I'm sure you have, too. Have you ever, once, known them to be true? 

In 1962, a Gallup poll showed that 85% of whites said that "black children had just as good a chance as white children to get a good education in their communities." In 1969, another Gallup poll showed 44% of whites saying that "blacks had a better chance than they did to get a good paying job." Look at those dates for a moment, and think about the world then. In retrospect, those statements look like complete madness. Were they any less nonsensical at the time? No: they were completely obvious back then, too. But there was a strong urge not to look.

This article is an excellent, and serious, discussion of the things we have been unwilling to look at.

Coming on the heels of Memorial Day, I find this particularly important. America has achieved many great things, but it has a deeply ingrained habit of ignoring the many terrible things it has also achieved. The country (like all countries) is very good at establishing an "official narrative" of what happened and why, a narrative we all learned in school, one which suggests that mistakes were made but everything is fine now.

The reason we can't ever let ourselves accept this is that when we ignore past actions, we blame the wrong people. When we ignore present actions, we cannot fix them.

Many people like to wave around the phrase "my country, right or wrong!" as a meaningless patriotic slogan. Remember the full quote: "My country, right or wrong: if right, to be kept right; if wrong, to be set right." It's not an admonishment to ignore any flaws; it's a reminder of our shared responsibility to our country, to understand what is right and wrong with it, so that we can preserve the former and repair the latter.

This article is an excellent introduction to some of the things which are and have been, undeniably, wrong. We don't need to make excuses for it; we just need to recognize it, understand it, and fix it.

h/t +Jürgen Hubert.
Pundits and politicians are all too eager to condemn violent protest. How quickly they forget our nation's history
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Go in Go. As of the 1.5 release of Go, the entire system is now written in Go. (And a little assembler.) C is gone. Side note: gccgo is still going strong. This talk is about the original compiler, gc . Why was it in C? Bootstrapping. (Also Go was not intended primarily as a compiler ...
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Here is my list of heuristics and rules of thumb for software development that I have found useful over the years:   Development 1. Start small, then extend. Whether creating a new system, or ...
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Failure in privileged communities means a poor test score, a rejection from a college, or in the tech world -- having your startup fail. At the end of the day, these failures are usually not an existential threat. People in privileged communities tend to have safety nets when they fail.
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CEO says he knows what millennials and teens want, and it's not on television or Facebook
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Go, C++, Scala, Java, Interaction Design
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  • Google
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2011 - present
    I work on infrastructure for the data that powers Google Maps.
  • Gilt Groupe
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2011
  • Chartbeat
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • VMware
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2009
  • Sun Microsystems
    Software Development Intern, 2003 - 2003
  • IBM Canada
    Software Development Intern, 2002 - 2003
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Karachi - Toronto, ON, Canada - San Francisco, CA, USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Montreal, Quebec
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I flout the Kyriarchy.
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I am curious, levelheaded, flexible and highly interactive.
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Survived typhoid, climbed up a live volcano, visited all 6 inhabited continents, can hang upside-down by my toes.
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“This piano will bring so much joy to so many other people.”

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Learn to put some color on your Terminal prompt. Do you want your terminal to display different types of files in different color? Check thi

7 Simple Ways to To Be More Inclusive in Work and Life
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Your unconscious brain has the deck stacked against you when it comes to bias. Here are some ways to be more inclusive and challenge those i

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This is the first of several early excerpts I'll be sharing from The Leader's Guide, a 4-color, 250-page, hardcover and digital book which w

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April 30, 2015 | Jarah Euston While mobile app developers have been abuzz about the launch of Apple’s smallest screen, the Watch, Flurry Ana

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Luna intelligently manages your bed temperature, tracks sleep, and makes your bed smart. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the f

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Delicious and healthy Indian-inspired food that is quick and affordable; how could say no!?
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Excellent okra and collards.
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Great table service and olive oil, rabbit ragu is pretty decent and whole wheat pasta is el dente but meatballs are insepid.
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My wife went there and she said it hurt when they put the needles in and took them out. No benefits noticed but there are still red spots where the needles were. And they charged her extra for acupressure without letting her know it would cost more.
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Good food, great drinks and plenty of room.
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