The “War” For Top Talent In Silicon Valley — WSJ →
“I go home and watch the news and the talk about the economic condition of this country, and it’s a totally different world when you’re trying to recruit top people in tech,” he says. “Basically, we have zero unemployment.” Before he co-founded Okta, McKinnon says, he ran an engineering team at Salesforce.com, which also kept its technical talent in San Francisco. There he decided that...
A Christian acquaintance from my past recently criticized me on Facebook for claiming, “We are the reason for the season.” I stand by it. I celebrate the people I love in my life at this time of year: friends and family who actually made my life better, who actually helped me, and who actually cared for me. I don’t have to pretend or hope or have faith they exist because they...
As one special operations warfighter said during the Pentagon’s review—this was...– President Barack Obama before signing the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
FCC: Yup, we're going to stop "paid... →
Ok, we can breathe a little easier… for now. “A commercial arrangement between a broadband provider and a third party to directly or indirectly favor some traffic over other traffic in the connection to a subscriber of the broadband provider (i.e., ‘pay for priority’) would raise significant cause for concern,” the Commission then elaborates. This is because...
F—k John McCain—put that in NEWSWEEK.– Dan Savage in Newsweek
[Google competes] in positive ways. Many companies compete in ways that actually...– Four reasons Google is still Awesome — Paul Buchheit
Why everyone hates new net neutrality rules—even... →
It means both the Rails and PHP apps had a model...
Me: Double deploy all the way!
Laurie: To be fair, that is pretty intense.
Lunar Eclipse Falls on Winter Solstice for First... →
Google's 'fossil record' digitizes 5 million books... →
For the first time, humanities scholars can crunch numbers with the best of their natural-science colleagues, thanks to Google’s “fossil record” of 5 million books, spanning 500 years. Already, researchers have traced the accelerating evolution of the English language, mapped the rise and fall of various people, and uncovered patterns of censorship and suppression in Soviet...
Why designers fail: the report — Scott Berkun →
Shocking: People in non-design roles making design decisions Managers making design decisions w/o design training /via @jbrewer
Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly... →
A leaked EPA document reveals that the agency allowed the widespread use of a bee-toxic pesticide, despite warnings from EPA scientists. […] The entire 101-page memo is damning (and worth a read).
Guaranteeing people a decent retirement and decent health care does more than...– Opposition to Health Law Is Steeped in Tradition — NYT
De Young draws the line on sketching — SFGate →
Welcome to the strange world of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where there’s a ban on sketching in special exhibitions. At the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Clare Kunny of the education department was surprised I even called to ask. “This is something we highly encourage,” Kunny said. “It’s an age-old tradition.”
Web Focus Helps Revitalize the Atlantic — NYT →
How did a 153-year-old magazine […] reinvent itself for the 21st century? By pretending it was a Silicon Valley start-up that needed to kill itself to survive.
Bill Clinton Holds Court in Impromptu White House... →
The President that signed DADT into law was in the White House briefing room today arguing for a tax cut instead of repealing DADT. Stunned.
Information is the Antidote to Fear: Wikileaks,... →
…we are aware of no case in which a publisher of information obtained through unauthorized disclosure by a government employee has been prosecuted for publishing it.
In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will...– Rupert Murdoch, as quoted in Don’t shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths — The Australian
You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.– John Lennon, Imagine
The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and...– President John F Kennedy Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961
A few words about Wikileaks — Seldo.com →
Exactly how I feel about the situation.
Daily Show: It Gets Worse PSA Senator McCain may be going through a tough time with this “don’t ask, don’t tell” thing, but it only gets worse.
How Comcast became a toll-collecting,... →
Comcast has a lock on its customers and can try to extract rents from anyone trying to send them data, even if it’s data they requested. This is the best analysis yet on the details of the situation.