Great video on the genesis of GitHub from @defunkt - it’s not always what you think that will get you to success. Awesome, entertaining, and relevant.

17 March 2014 ·

boatporn:

Contend that shit.

Beauteous. I want to go to there.

boatporn:

Contend that shit.

Beauteous. I want to go to there.

(Source: teddycurry)

9 December 2013 ·

hypem:

Russian Red Army Choir cover Get Lucky (via david)

I can’t tell if this confirms the Cold War is over, or if it has just begun again in earnest. Well done. Amazing video for the ages. Wonder what Kissinger would say.

9 November 2013 ·

"The Future of Programming" by Brett Victor. I love watching his presentations, and this is an incredible (and wonderfully satirical) statement about current computing and how embedded habits in cultures cause shifts in single directions.  Definitely one of my "must-watch" talks.

4 September 2013 ·

Probably the most succinct and awesome description of quantum computing I’ve seen to date - also tells you why quantum encryption would be a serious discovery if it was made to work in production.  (via quantumfrontiers)

3 September 2013 ·

pumasport:

Bow down to Team New Zealand for recovering from this nose dive during Race 1 of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals.

Whoa. 40-0 in a hurry!

18 August 2013 ·

Let’s repeal current legislation that makes it legal to pass judgment in secret, and press for increased privacy protections to preserve checks and balances, and due process of law.
No one should have to fear their speech resulting in police action, arrest, or harassment.  I am not willing to sacrifice liberty for security and this legalized practice sets a bad example for the rest of the world and for future generations.
NOTE: The above post does not in any way condone, endorse, or encourage any recent leak actions.  Silly I feel I have to say it here.

Let’s repeal current legislation that makes it legal to pass judgment in secret, and press for increased privacy protections to preserve checks and balances, and due process of law.

No one should have to fear their speech resulting in police action, arrest, or harassment.  I am not willing to sacrifice liberty for security and this legalized practice sets a bad example for the rest of the world and for future generations.

NOTE: The above post does not in any way condone, endorse, or encourage any recent leak actions.  Silly I feel I have to say it here.

4 July 2013 ·

Tough not to smile real wide when watching this video. Regardless of your thoughts on the race, how it’s being handled, safety rules, etc it’s incredible to see the limits being pushed like this. Beautiful work.

1 July 2013 ·

"For years, the two things that most frustrated me to hear from product managers were “how hard would it be…” and “can’t you just…” It took me quite a while to figure out why I had such a strong, visceral reaction to these phrases. The answer seems obvious now: The work of implementing a feature initially is often a tiny fraction of the work to support that feature over the lifetime of a product, and yes, we can “just” code any logic someone dreams up. What might take two weeks right now adds a marginal cost to every engineering project we’ll take on in this product in the future. In fact, I’d argue that the initial time spent implementing a feature is one of the least interesting data points to consider when weighing the cost and benefit of a feature."

~ @kgale of Yammer via FirstRound Capital’s Blog 

20 June 2013 ·

nickgrossman:

Omar Hakim is the drummer on the new Daft Punk album. I listen and listen, but only hear him.

Omar Hakim, PASIC 2007 - part 1 (by Vic Firth)

(via nickgrossman)

18 June 2013 ·

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