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The Dunbar number is actually a series of them. The best known, a hundred and fifty, is the number of people we call casual friends—the people, say, you’d invite to a large party. (In reality, it’s a range: a hundred at the low end and two hundred for the more social of us.) From there, through qualitative interviews coupled with analysis of experimental and survey data, Dunbar discovered that the number grows and decreases according to a precise formula, roughly a “rule of three.” The next step down, fifty, is the number of people we call close friends—perhaps the people you’d invite to a group dinner. You see them often, but not so much that you consider them to be true intimates. Then there’s the circle of fifteen: the friends that you can turn to for sympathy when you need it, the ones you can confide in about most things. The most intimate Dunbar number, five, is your close support group. These are your best friends (and often family members). On the flipside, groups can extend to five hundred, the acquaintance level, and to fifteen hundred, the absolute limit—the people for whom you can put a name to a face. 
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So good. Worth your time.
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A Python package that generates fake data for you.
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Floored creates interactive, online 3D models for commercial, residential, industrial, & retail real estate, and the hospitality industry.
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07.03.2014. Sana'a. The scariest thing I'll see in Yemen looms up at me before the plane has even landed. I have dozed my way from Abu Dhabi across most of the Arabian Penninsula, including the Empty Quarter, that vast uninhabitable sandbox in the interior were they didn't even bother to put in ...
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Though open offices often fostered a symbolic sense of organizational mission, making employees feel like part of a more laid-back, innovative enterprise, they were damaging to the workers’ attention spans, productivity, creative thinking, and satisfaction. Compared with standard offices, employees experienced more uncontrolled interactions, higher levels of stress, and lower levels of concentration and motivation.
A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that it was designed to achieve.
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Because computers cannot come to us and meet us in our world, we must continue to adjust our world and bring ourselves to them. We will define and regiment our lives, including our social lives and our perceptions of our selves, in ways that are conducive to what a computer can “understand.” Their dumbness will become ours
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When people are doing a physical task, it's easy to assess how hard they are working. You can see the physical movement, the sweat. You also see the result of their work: the brick wall rising, the hole in the ground getting bigger. Recognising and rewarding hard work is a pretty fundamental ...
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I like coding in one language at a time :)
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Born somewhere exotic, my life gets more boring every day.
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Human-Computer Interaction, 2001 - 2001
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2011
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Fil Fortes
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Developer / Interaction Designer
Employment
  • Flipboard
    Technical Lead, 2011 - present
  • Treesaver
    Co-Founder & CTO, 2009 - 2011
  • Andiso
    Principal, 2007 - 2010
  • Microsoft
    Program Manager, 2002 - 2006
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Palo Alto, CA
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San Francisco, California - Gainesville, Florida - New York City, New York - Beijing, China - Seattle, Washington - Mercer Island, Washington - Redmond, Washington - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Castelldefels, Spain - Reston, Virginia - West Lafayette, Indiana - Monterey Park, California - Fort Collins, Colorado - Luanda, Angola