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Since most the people I see on here are devs, here's a link you'll probably enjoy. I've found this applicable in every developer position I've been in.
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Sarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm. This essay attempts to place ritual in the context of evolving complex systems, and to offer an explanation for why everything is so ugly and nobody seems to be able to do
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No one ever said that there was an easy answer to what it means to be human. :P

I think the more we have machines act and think like us, the deeper we probe into defining qualities that separate us from machines.
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[The researchers] split subjects into a principal and agent. The agent chose between a safe option and a lottery, and the principal then split a sum of money between himself and the agent after seeing the outcome of the lottery. They found that principals' payments depended upon the outcome of ...
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Self-service water stations at bars. Brilliant.
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I like the term 'fuck you money'.
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Last weekend’s revelation that J.K. Rowling is the author of the critically acclaimed and -- until now -- commercially unsuccessful crime novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling” has electrified the book world and solidified Rowling’s reputation as a genuine writing talent: After all, if she can impress the critics without the benefit of her towering reputation, then surely her success is deserved.
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This article is very timely. With the time tracking / invoice tools at my disposal, I see I'm on track to clock in around 2400 hours of work this year, and that's probably an underestimate if you consider the overhead costs of multitasking and the non-countable time spent thinking about various work-related things that aren't tracked digitally. 

When I think about all that time spent in the bigger context of my life, it makes me feel like my life is currently running through the montage in the movie Looper (great sci-fi movie if you haven't seen it); I'm barreling through my prime economic-earning years of my life without much self-reflection about where I'm going to end up.

This is a good time to reflect about what's actually important in life. 
THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930,...
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Not sure if you realized this, but I'm pretty sure that you're on fire in that photo.
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I don't think Venkat completely makes his case that the "sharing economy" is a completely parasitic phenomena towards the "Jeffersonian middle class" Regardless, it's a great interpretation (as well as some of the linked posts, "The Gollum Effect" & "Acting Dead, Trading Up and Leaving the Middle Class") that I think is worth reading.
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The labor market might be different in UK vs US, or web development might be atypical, but I've found most of these problems haven't affected me. I've been more productive (in terms of income), far from being under employed, and I've probably have not spent enough time in areas not related to my skillset (marketing, managing budgets, etc).  

I do think that if the freelance model for employment becomes the norm it will make the economy more volatile. The whole cycle of investment, production, and consumption will have trouble responding to quicker to changes in an on-demand economy; consumers will be less likely to make purchases when their incomes are much less stable; production will only respond when a sufficient demand is there; and businesses are more unlikely to invest when future demand is uncertain.
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Some people are uncomfortable showing themselves for what they are. I'm fine with being what I am, dealing with the seemingly random influences that change me day to day, all the while of under guise that I'll always be the same person.
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The freelancer-to-client relationship is a tricky thing to deal with. Your ability to work with the various types of clients can make or bre

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A forest trail on the Northeast side of Vissing Park next to the Espy family cemetery.

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A forest trail on the Northeast side of Vissing Park next to the Espy family cemetery.

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The welcome sign at Vissing Park next to its commemorative plaques.

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A forest trail on the South side of Vissing Park.

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