This blog is an archive of things I've read online. I post things here when I read them, and automatically when reading articles through Pocket (http://getpocket.com).

A link here does not mean I agree with the article, only that I read it. I read a lot of things I don't agree with to keep myself from being in a bubble.



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Sep 29, 2014
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ESPN flexes journalistic muscle on Rice »

When a major business partner is also a major source of news for a media company, the words “conflict of interest” begin blinking in neon. via Pocket


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Sep 29, 2014
@ 12:48 pm
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Misfeatures Strike Again »

Bash – the Unix shell – came out when I was fourteen months old. It was a replacement for a similar program that came out eleven years before I was born. By the time I was learning to read, it’d already had years to mature and stabilize. via Pocket


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Sep 28, 2014
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I’m making $21 an hour at McDonald’s. Why aren’t you? »

No, that isn’t a typo. It’s really my salary. You see, I work for McDonald’s in Denmark, where an agreement between our union and the company guarantees that workers older than 18 are paid at least $21 an hour. via Pocket


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Sep 28, 2014
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Researcher reveals how “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls” »

Asked to picture a computer programmer, most of us describe the archetypal computer geek, a brilliant but socially-awkward male. We imagine him as a largely noctural creature, passing sleepless nights writing computer code. via Pocket


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Sep 28, 2014
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Vivek Wadhwa: Tech powerhouse, proud feminist »

Last October, Vivek Wadhwa got in a fight with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. In an article in The New York Times, Wadhwa railed against Twitter’s “male chauvinistic thinking” in filing for an IPO without a single woman on its board. via Pocket


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Sep 28, 2014
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Let’s Stop Saying “NoSQL” »

I say the word “NoSQL” a lot. When I say NoSQL, I tend to talk about denormalized and hierarchical document/row-based data stores like Cassandra, Mongo, Couch, or HBase. But its a terrible way to use that term. via Pocket


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Sep 27, 2014
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http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2014/09/26/cool-peripheral-character-arcs-in-buffy-the-vampire-slayer/ »

Cool Peripheral Character Arcs In “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”?


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Sep 26, 2014
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CSS Audits: Taking Stock of Your Code »

Most people aren’t excited at the prospect of auditing code, but it’s become one of my favorite types of projects. A CSS audit is really detective work. via Pocket


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Sep 25, 2014
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They Are Not Trolls. They Are Men. »

Trigger warning for discussion of the various types of abuse perpetrated by those humans known as “trolls” incuding rape and death threats and suicide. Back in July, during Netroots Nation 2014, Zerlina Maxwell spoke on a panel about online harassment. via Pocket