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Josiah Gaskin
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Pokemon? Or "Big Data" company?

Also known as the "how much of a web hipster are you?" quiz.

https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1kckcq_uv8dk9-W5rIdtqRwCHN4Uh209ELPUjTEZJDxc/viewform
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It's so beautiful. In terms of aesthetics as well as the incredible engineering. Congrats to the SpaceX team.

F9R First Flight Test | 250m
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I love what this guy has to say: https://training.kalzumeus.com/newsletters/archive/do-not-end-the-week-with-nothing

I like the way in which he says it as well. He's unapologetically capitalist, so he phrases everything in terms of reward gained for capital spent (whether that capital be time, sweat, reputation, or good old fashioned money)

Regardless of your personal feelings about capitalism, it's a solid lens from which to view the capitalist system that Western (and increasingly Eastern) nations live in.

His main point is that you should leverage your day job position or your free time after work into capital that can be exchanged for an earlier retirement, or more freedom to do the things that are important to you.

This can mean working on open source software in your free time, trying to open source parts of your work, or giving conference talks about your work or on behalf of your company. It's a good read and great advice for anyone who feels a little bit stuck in their career.
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Great opinion piece backed up by lots of data about the housing crunch in SF. https://medium.com/p/ccb31944dce1
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Pescadero Beach and Goat Farm
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In preparation for #GivingTuesday  tomorrow, why not start giving to charity whenever you surf the web?

Tab for A Cause uses the new tab page in your web browser (and only that page) to show you ads. The profit from those ads then gets donated to charities based on your input!

It costs you nothing and you get to be a part of bringing clean water to third world countries or books to at-risk children!
Tab for a Cause
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tabforacause.org
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AWESOME Commercial for... tissues?

Tissue Animals
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I never know how to react to 'net-speak invading everyday English. "LOL" and other acronyms as spoken items are unequivocally cringe-worthy, but most other 'net-isms are kind of fun when used sparingly or to drive home a point.

This, however, feels like we're descending into pidgin[1]: http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/english-has-a-new-preposition-because-internet/281601/ 

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin#Common_traits_among_pidgin_languages
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