Category Archives: Linked

August 20, 2014

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via Michael O. Church: What most of us don’t realize is that this culture of mandatory “passion” lowers our social status, because it encourages us to work unreasonably hard and irrespective of conditions. The fastest way to lose social status is to show acceptance of low social status. For example, programmers often make the mistake […]

July 28, 2014

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via The Atlantic:  The rise in housing costs is having big effects on the broader region as well. We should be thinking about San Francisco in the context of the rest of the urbanized Bay Area as we look for ways to make life more affordable. As people get priced out of their first-choice neighborhoods, […]

July 27, 2014

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via Pete Brown:  I have an alarm that goes off about this kind of stuff now. It starts clanging when people ask if they can ‘pick my brains’ about something. If I’m lucky, they offer to buy me a pint in return for information which, if I’m any good, could eventually lead to a major […]

July 26, 2014

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via Kotke: I’ll be here, blogging away until 2073. I figure 100 is a good age at which to retire. If I have a point to make, I’ll have made it by then. Man, I wonder what crazy YouTube videos there will be to post in 30 years? Probably Wes Anderson filming trials riding in […]

July 25, 2014

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via: I realize it’s going to be impossible to write sentences like the ones above without coming across as a raging prick, so let me try to soften the blow to my American readers with an analogy: Raw, uncensored perspective that anyone who has traveled a lot can relate to.

July 24, 2014

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I’ve linked to the year feature that The Verge did with Paul Miller a few times. Unfortunately, my Instapaper queue forgot a few of these posts and I finally found them last month. Below are 3 more features I thought fun to link: how my creativity got killed I have a running joke with a […]

July 22, 2014

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via Seattle Weekly: Starr says he doesn’t entirely care what people on the Internet think of him, though he disagrees with most assessments. Entitled poster boy for the perceived self-absorption of an increasingly maligned techie caste—that’s never been him, Starr says: “If I was that bad, or if I had done half the things people […]

July 22, 2014

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via Tonx: I’m never completely satisfied when it comes to coffee, but coffee always offers up uncharted avenues for experimentation, improvement, or glimpses of untapped potential. I’m honestly not sure I’ll ever be able to walk away from it. Coffee is a collective unfinished masterpiece. It’s hard not to quote the entire post so please […]

July 21, 2014

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via Lauren’s Blog: I have to try a little harder to fall more in love with this city the more I get to know it. But, luckily, there’s so much to see and do and eat and drink and explore that I can never get bored. I continue to live vicariously through Lauren and her […]

July 17, 2014

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Linked: But damn, the streaming media options are liquid garbage. All of the interesting YouTube videos are uploaded by users who have not made the video available in Canada. You want Hulu Plus? Well, fuck you. And Netflix, as experienced by our neighbors to the north, is an anemic imitation that besmirches the brand. It […]