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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Apr 16, 2014
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Tiered, Adaptive Front-end Experiences »

I think we’re all pretty well convinced that our sites can look different across browsers. Sometimes, though, our team or our clients don’t totally understand that. Lemme take a stab at convincing them that each browser gets an experience that is customized to that browsers’s capabilities. via Pocket


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Apr 15, 2014
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[@TwkLGBTQ] On being invisible »

Look at almost any privilege checklist and you will see that a significant proportion of the items have to do with visbility or otherwise. via Pocket


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Apr 15, 2014
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Don’t Be a Bully »

When the news about Brendan Eich’s contribution became public a couple years ago, the reaction within my community – the web development community – was pretty strong and one sided, deriding and marginalizing him. via Pocket


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Apr 15, 2014
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PouchDB 2.0.0 »

PouchDB 2.0.0 is out and has a lot of great stuff, first off you’ll notice breaking changes they are: allDbs has died in a fire. This optional disabled by default feature complicated the db creation process to no end and was the source of many race conditions in testing. via Pocket


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Apr 15, 2014
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Cartels Are an Emergent Phenomenon, Say Complexity Theorists »

The price of gas is a puzzle. Monitor the average price in gas stations in a particular city and it will vary dramatically, sometimes in a matter of hours and often in ways that appear cyclical.  Economist have long scratched their heads over this kind of pattern. via Pocket


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Apr 13, 2014
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Bernal Heights: A Gold-Rush Eviction Tale »

It was a day last May, more than six years into my residence in the city, when I realized I was soon going to be out of a place to live. Our landlord—a shady, nonsocial guy I heard barking at his wife sometimes in the apartment where they lived above me—had sold our house. via Pocket


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Apr 13, 2014
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It's impossible to work your way through college nowadays »

I’ve written up an analysis of national tuition cost trends in a new blog post. It turns out that Michigan State University’s tuition situation isn’t uncommon! via Pocket


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Apr 13, 2014
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A Sad 'Victory' »

First, I want to say how absolutely sad to hear that Brendan Eich stepped down. I guess this counts as some kind of “victory,” but it doesn’t feel like it. We never expected this to get as big as it has and we never expected that Brendan wouldn’t make a simple statement. via Pocket


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Mar 28, 2014
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Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy »

Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. via Pocket


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Mar 28, 2014
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Super successful companies »

I spent some time recently thinking about what companies that grow up to be extremely successful do when they are very young. I came up with the following list. It’s from personal experience and I’m sure there are plenty of exceptions. via Pocket