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Brett Slatkin
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I gave dpxdt, my perceptual diff tool, some much needed love today. Then I came across a similar tool called Diffux that was released by Causes back in February. This is the kind of thing that bums me out.
It's hard to team up with others across perceived boundaries.
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The trick for me is to simply ignore the rest of the world when doing open source and do it primarily for me. If others use it then great. If people ask for features or bug fixes which I find reasonable then great. But worrying about attaining users like it's for-profit software will just discourage you.
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Here are the slides from my talk at PyCon about why we need the asynchronous APIs provided by Tulip (PEP 3156).
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The best analogy I can come up with.
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I've been tinkering with 3D modeling recently. Here's my simple/free setup for Mac OS X. Anyone out there have advice about this stuff? I'm hoping to 3D print soon!
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I never know where to post unrelated stuff ... BUT, wanted to say I just used your news article questionnaire thing on Bangor Daily News' site (Maine)
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Recently a friend asked if "Objectives and Key Results" (OKRs) actually work in team planning. After using them in different ways on multiple engineering teams over 8 years, here's my opinion:
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I agree OKRs work as they help make priorities measurable and clear to the entire organization. 

To build on +Dan Pupius 's point, it isn't clear to me that the "overhead" of individual OKRs are worth it. 

Company level and team level though? Definitely.
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Never reply to an email if anyone else on the thread also knows the answer.
If I didn't do these things I would never find time to design, review, write code.
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Sorry it wasn't too clear! +Martin Atkins Indeed!
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Some thoughts on merging information.
There are two outcomes in data fusion: you measure so you can calculate the error bars, or you make a wild guess.
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I've open-sourced Quilla, my site that provides short-links for sending email.
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When I was 13 I became obsessed with programming. For the past 30 days I've had that same feeling. My project using 3D printing.
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Nice.  I've been thinking about doing the same with my nuVinci.  It's a great concept (a continuously-variable drivetrain on a bike), but the shifter is absolute shit.

White Industries and Paul Components are both relatively-local bike component manufacturers that use CNC tooling to mill aluminum.  Perhaps you could license your design to them.    I'm sure we're not the only two people who love internal hubs and hate grip-shifts.
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Love GIFs and want to save them for later in Google+ Photos? My Chrome extension "Clip It Good" now does the trick:
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Unfortunately, most of mine are nonsensical. http://s.mlkshk.com/r/1BF1.gif
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