As my team navigated these waters, they would occasionally ask things like:...– http://codahale.com/downloads/email-to-donald.txt One of the 10 signs that Your Language Is Too Complex
abbyjean: Audit finds race discrimination in housing based on voice identification A telephone audit conducted earlier this year in Solano County, California of 40 rental housing properties in which nearly 5,500 people reside, found at least some negative differential treatment toward African-Americans in 65% of the cases and no case in which African-Americans were treated more favorably. ...
Less copies in Python with the buffer protocol and... →
Qatar’s successful bid [for World Cup 2022] became implicated in a broad-ranging...– Football Federation Australia chief not convinced 2022 World Cup will go ahead in Qatar - AP (via llimllib)
Designing a Secure REST (Web) API without OAuth →
Two-Legged OAuth in Python
philipsoutham: I’ve spent the last day and a half researching, evaluating, and testing different authentication schemes to use in our new API that we’ll be introducing in the coming weeks. I eventually decided to go with 2-legged oauth; it’s not the newest, shiniest toy in the bin, but it seems to be in use many other places across the internets. I also noticed that documentation on setting this...
I once spent time with a promising entrepreneur who was not a white man. Because...– Racism And Meritocracy | TechCrunch
A surge of Facebook traffic to years-old stories may be forcing news sites to...– The unexpected impact of Facebook’s “seamless sharing” on newspaper sites | FT Tech Hub | FTtechhub - Industry analysis – FT.com (via interestingsnippets)
A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has...– Lobbying Firm’s Memo Spells Out Plan to Undermine Occupy Wall Street (via rachelfershleiser)
engineering: DashBuddy: A call to the Tumblr team david: This is an open comment to Tumblr dev/community staff - and I’m posting this on my Tumblr blog too. I understand that you guys are hugely busy, and that in the grand scheme of things API support for community programmers is hardly a priority. We’re all devs here, I don’t think anyone expects constant interaction. You’re absolutely...
Notes from Yelp's S-1 IPO Filing
caterpillarcowboy: Some quick thoughts after skimming Yelp’s S-1. Read it in the raw here. 22M reviews of 19M businesses, averaging 100 words per review. 529k businesses have “claimed” their page. 19k local businesses pay for advertising, spending an average of $234/mo. Yelp made $40M in local advertising revenue so far this year, and $58M...
It’s a similar story at Cheezburger Network, home of funny cat photo site...– Digiday - What If Brands Never Learn to Love Web Banners? (via sawickipedia) Rafer sez: And to launch Todd’s content advertising at Cheezburger — bacon lube. Porking, now with more pork. (via rafer)
Jay-Z's 99 problems > Cain's 999 plan
Can’t say the same about Cain’s “girl problems,” though
In six years you could have entered a career, risen to mid-rank, bought a house,...– Northwest History: Open Letter to My Students: No, You Cannot be a Professor (via dixiecupua)
The millennial affect is the affect of the salesman. Consider the other side of...– The Entrepreneurial Generation - NYTimes.com (via Ronen Glimer) I remember first having an inkling of this about a year ago while I was having dinner in San Francisco with my friends Mai and Alicia. At the time, Mai had a cult Twitter following as “Banh Mai, delivering banh mi sandwiches from...
Perhaps this is why Bill Gates—of all Jobs’s contemporaries—gave him fits. Gates...– The Tweaker - Malcolm Gladwell Gladwell is such a superb writer when he isn’t practicing scientism. Why can’t he do more of this? (via llimllib)
Score One For Sanity: Mississippi Defeats Absurd... →
pyotra: “The roots of left colorblindness lie in the white democracy and the distorted mindset it creates. It encourages whites to think that their issues are “universal” while those of people of color are “specific.” But that is exactly backwards. Anyone in the occupy movement who has been treated brutally by the police has to know that Black communities are terrorized by cops every day. Anyone...
[How to] Solve problem with Intel graphics caused... →
The problem in Silicon Valley is pattern matching. I was lucky: I went to a...– Black entrepreneur Kurt Collins, dropping some truth regarding pattern matching and investor bias in Silicon Valley. (via gbattle)
It’s november and the sports editors at tumblr are still talking about baseball. Ridiculous.
abbyjean: Five Things You Might Not Know About Public Employees 1. Education is by far the largest category of state and local government employment. 2. Outside of education, the public workforce has shrunk as a share of the population over the last three decades. 3. Public-sector workers earn less than their private-sector counterparts. 4. Public-sector workers also earn less than their...
Critics conveniently connect the word ‘immigrant’ with the word...– Welcome Dayton immigrant plan approved