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What’s the deal with software that requires certain files to have “file” in their name? E.g. Makefile, Procfile, Dockerfile. Seems silly.

I just marked “The inexplicable rise of open floor plans in tech companies – thoughts from the red planet – thoughts from the red planet” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/c68pooqz

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I just marked “Schema evolution in Avro, Protocol Buffers and Thrift” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/nsbfmeoz

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I just marked “https://blog.gregbrockman.com/figuring-out-the-cto-role-at-stripe” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/cahwlu7p

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I just marked “The Problem With Positive Thinking” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/tpgaqpdw

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Baltimore friends: please join me in supporting JQ Baltimore’s fundraising campaign — it might get matched! jewcer.com/jqbaltimore שבת שלום!

Just pre-ordered the @zenpencils book — I hope I can handle such a concentrated dose of inspiration! zenpencils.com/book/

Posted 23 new photos to Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/avi4now/

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Loving the new OK Go album Hungry Ghosts: rd.io/x/QV7o_SIWnzU/

I just marked “Do It Anyway” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/36r0zqzh

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I just marked “What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/2xnkuhgb

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Just placed a $200 order for CFLs and LEDs. I love energy efficiency!

Really enjoyed @skamille’s talk tonight at @papers_we_love! Thanks so much to everyone involved!

I love buying software directly from independent developers, but I cringe every time I get redirected to Paypal… ugh.

More non-profits should send out calendars to donors rather than newsletters; a good calendar will get put up, keep the org front of mind.

Just signed up to be a monthly supporter of @Wikipedia — happy to have the opportunity!

/via @kottke, thanks!

Once again waiting in line for an iPhone outside an  store before it opens. Feeling unsettled in my privileged & conspicuous materialism.

I just marked “The Future of Apache Storm: Secure, Highly-Available, Multi-Tenant” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/xlfo8965

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I just marked “bitmonkey” as a favorite in Readability. http://www.readability.com/articles/vggjlfd4

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This John Oliver piece on the Kafkaesque phenomenon of civil forfeiture in the US is amazing: youtu.be/3kEpZWGgJks

/via @DrugPolicyNews

Model year 2015 is not a good one for US fans of manual trans full-size wagons. They’re just about gone from these shores.

Just removed the OpenID delegation links from my site. Ah well, it was a nice try. Onward! #BackToPasswordsForNow

Over the weekend I finished Ann Leckie’s fantastic SF novel Ancillary Justice — very refreshing! annleckie.com /ht @drdrang thanks!

Help make it happen for CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap igg.me/p/code-debuggi… #indiegogo via @stevenbjohnson

I just joined 414 donors giving a dollar a day to amazing nonprofits! #dollaraday dollaraday.co