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Jeff Stautz
Works at HootSuite Media, Inc.
Attended University of British Columbia
Lives in Vancouver, BC
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Charles Simic on writing in bed.
All writers have some secret about the way they work. Mine is that I write in bed. Big deal!, you are probably thinking. Mark Twain, James Joyce, Marcel Proust, Truman Capote, and plenty of other writ...
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Mean Time to Bad Idea Detection -- An Etsy "product hacker" talks about how to create an environment where ideas are tested quickly.
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Testing the MongoDB Global Write Lock Improvements (via Slashdot)

tl;dr: For faulting writes (if your working set doesn't fit in RAM), the performance improvements are pretty significant.
MongoDB's Write Lock. MongoDB, as some of you may know, has a process-wide write lock. This has caused some degree of ridicule from database purists when they discover such a primitive locking mod...
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Diane Ravitch reviews ‘Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?’ by Pasi Sahlberg:

To an American observer, the most remarkable fact about Finnish education is that students do not take any standardized tests until the end of high school. They do take tests, but the tests are drawn up by their own teachers, not by a multinational testing corporation. The Finnish nine-year comprehensive school is a “standardized testing-free zone,” where children are encouraged “to know, to create, and to sustain natural curiosity.”
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A long read but a good one: Security researchers show how they hunted down the Koobface malware gang.

Some of it's technical, but a surprising amount of the detective work was based on public social profiles, photo EXIF data, usernames, foursquare checkins, whois databases, job postings, etc.
Readers are advised that some names and other details within this paper have been omitted to protect the privacy of the suspects and their families. Furthermore some URLs within this document might co...
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Director of Engineering, Mobile @ HootSuite. Fiction Writer. Editor.
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  • HootSuite Media, Inc.
    Director of Engineering, Mobile, 2009 - present
  • PRISM International Magazine
    Fiction Editor, 2010 - 2011
  • Invoke Media
    Project Manager, 2007 - 2009
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Vancouver, BC
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Portland, OR - Toronto, ON - Los Angeles, CA
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  • University of British Columbia
    MFA, Creative Writing, 2012
  • Pomona College
    BA, English, 2003
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