In modern America we believe racism to be the property of the uniquely villainous and morally deformed, the ideology of trolls, gorgons and orcs. We believe this even when we are actually being racist. In 1957, neighbors in Levittown, Pa., uniting under the flag of segregation, wrote: “As moral, religious and law-abiding citizens, we feel that we are unprejudiced and undiscriminating in our wish to keep our community a closed community.”
I recently received an email from an anonymous fan sharing how she pulled a Hawkeye Initiative themed prank on her CEO to illustrate a problem with some artwork. My personal compliments to her and her accomplice on a mission well done; they perfectly took they perfectly took the concept of The…
Smart people tell you never, ever to rewrite an entire system from scratch. They’re right. But if you do, here are tips that will help.
Having recently survived a ground-up rewrite at work, this article mentions a lot of the pain points we hit and things we could have done to avoid them in the first place. While we did (and still are) doing a lot of things correctly (we had a data migration layer and we did it incrementally, hooray!), no one did the most important step of owning the business value. So, there was a lot of up front pressure in the early stages before we were able to demonstrably reap the benefits of the rewrite. Anyway, it’s a good read, especially in light of Joel Spolsky’s Things You Should Never Do, Part 1 :)
“In the Finder, make sure the Path Bar is visible (View > Show Path Bar). The current path is then displayed at the bottom of each Finder window. As with any other folder icon in the Finder, Command-double-clicking on any icon in the Path Bar will open a new window to that folder.”
Oh this is super useful. I must have turned off my Path Bar in favor of the screen real estate it takes up, assuming it didn’t do anything. Normal double clicking the icons moves you to that directory in the same folder, so you can easily go ‘Up’ from where you are currently. I’ve never known how to to go Up in Finder until just now :)
(In Emacs dired-mode, going up is easier! Just press ^ :D (don’t press the smiley face, just make a smiley face after you do it) )
About two weeks ago I left my job to commit myself full time to Exversion. This wasn’t really the way I wanted things to play out. As someone who grew up in a struggling neighborhood with parents who were raised broke-ass-poor, a certain degree of prudence was beaten into me at an early age. I…
Since it’s phishing on the phone we should add another ph! phphishing. or phophising? phoshing? it should be called something that indicates how gross they are.
The Seattle Rainmakers recently played their first ever MLU game, and I was on-hand to get 240fps highlights.
Ultimate Frisbee is an intense sport, and I did my best to highlight the athleticism and teamwork that happens out there on the field. It’s pretty disappointing when fringe sports like Parkour, Capoeira and Ultimate get lumped into the “I don’t understand this and it has an unfamiliar name, so now it’s a punchline!” mindset. These athletes do some crazy shit, and deserve recognition for it.
Professional ultimate in super slow-mo? We’re with it.
That greatest looks awesome in slow motion; check it out :D
Violence & Silence: Jackson Katz, Ph.D at TEDxFiDiWomen (by TEDxTalks)
This is what men should do as feminists; caring deeply is not enough.