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Stop using ‘we’ at standup meetings. Don’t say “We need to stop skipping tests”. Directly address the people that need to change; if this seems too confrontational for your meetings, do it in private via swanson.github.com Continue »
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Blog: Shack Attack
It was stunning to see. They swung hard into their chests and bellies. Particularly shocking to me — it must be a generational reaction — was that they assaulted both the young men and the young women with the same indiscriminate force. If the students turned away, they pounded their ribs. If they turned further away to escape, they hit them on their spines. Continue »
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Director: [in Japanese] Mr. Bob-san, you are relaxing in your study. On the table is a bottle of Suntory whiskey. Got it? Look slowly, with feeling, at the camera, and say it gently - say it as if you were speaking to an old friend. Just like Bogie in Casablanca, "Here's looking at you, kid" - Suntory time. Translator: Umm. He want you to turn, looking at camera. OK? Bob: That's all he said? Translator: Yes. Turn to camera. Bob: All right. Does he want me to turn from the right, or turn from the left? Translator: [to director, in... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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...which links to this, which was deleted! Hyperfavers are on the prowl. Continue »
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just after jobs died, i heard some kind of neuro-dude on cnn saying that, under scan, the same region of the brain that lights up or whatever during a religious experience or intense prayer lights up when people fondle apple... Continue »
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I’ve been meaning to point to Adam’s new site: [Decommodify](http://decommodify.com/). He just [posted about his frustrations](http://decommodify.com/the-unbearable-sound-of-alarm-clocks/) with his alarm clock. While I don’t use an alarm clock, we do have a clock in our bedroom* that I absolutely love simply... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
Possibly the best piece of translated marketing copy you'll read all day: "If you think to leave a memorial portrait of yourself or your loved one, a world-class reality 'The REALFACE' would be the best fit." Halloween costume idea: a... Continue »
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Blog: Shack Attack
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Sometimes I find myself carrying around a big wallet when all I need is a train card. Grab a little nail polish remover, though, and it looks like you can transplant the RFID chip from your clipper card to your... Continue »
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via justinhileman.info This is the best "keep calm" git flowchart I've seen so far. Continue »
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Back when I was younger there used to be this big debate about the meaning of the word “hacking”. In the News it was always used to describe unsavory acts of theft, vandalism, and destruction. Hackers (the nice kind) invented... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
In 2008, my colleague Ray Marshall and I had the privilege of being able to demo TypePad's iPhone app onstage during the keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. It was a career highlight for me, not only for the opportunity... Continue »
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Blog: W♥M
Tour Dates 09/07/11 Bama Theatre - Tuscaloosa, AL 09/08/11 Trustees Theatre - Savannah, GA 09/10/11 Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN 09/24/11 Next Big Nashville presents: SOUNDLAND 09/30/11 The Basement - Nashville, TN 11/05/11 Standard Deluxe - Waverly, AL 12/03/11 Blue Canoe - Tupelo, MS I’m going to make a bold... Continue »
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Blog: flow|state
This past week I had the occasion to reflect upon the towering list of fantastic feature suggestions people have contributed for Cozi which I’ve had to keep out of the product. I regularly hear good—sometimes brilliant—ideas for Cozi's product, but... Continue »