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A Week With No Tear Gas

On Saturday I went to join the march up in To Kwa Wan. Throughout August, the police had been growing more skittish about granting the once routine “no objection” letters that make a protest legal.

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Martin Scorsese

 Martin Scorsese

Cinema is an art form that brings you the unexpected. In superhero movies, nothing is at risk, a director says. Mr. Scorsese is an Academy Award-winning director, writer and producer.

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Fix Like No One’s Watching

Some technical debt is in plain sight. An inadequate data structure might lead to convoluted code. When the requirements keep changing, the code might contain traces of previous approaches. Sometimes the code is written in a hurry or is just sloppy.

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What Is a Tech Company?

At first glance, WeWork and Peloton, which both released their S-1s in recent weeks, don’t have much in common: one company rents empty buildings and converts them into office space, and the other sells home fitness equipment and streaming classes.

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I test in prod

 I test in prod

I’ve been laughing at that meme since I first saw it back in . . . 2013? It’s more than funny. It’s hilarious!

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Our new Frontend Stack

 Our new Frontend Stack

Over the recent couple of months we created two brand new applications, Traveler-Portal (MyPage) and Partner Dashboard (Partner Portal 2.0).

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Testing the boundaries of col­labo­ra­tion

 Testing the boundaries of col­labo­ra­tion

It’s 2030. A programmer in Lagos extracts a helper method. Seconds later, the code of every developer working on the program around the world updates to reflect the change. Seconds later, each of the thousands of servers running the software updates.

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How China is Cashing in on Group Chats

 How China is Cashing in on Group Chats

One sunny afternoon this April, a Chinese teenager nicknamed Gallen was backpacking through Bali, hunting for things to do. But he didn’t turn to TripAdvisor for crowd-sourced suggestions (too time consuming) or scroll through Instagram for local geotags (too imprecise).

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Japan’s secret udon mecca

 Japan’s secret udon mecca

I took the 05:27 train from Okayama one cool morning, though by the time I got off at Kaminocho Station just 25 minutes later, the air was already thick and sultry, foretelling another typically sweltering August day in Japan.

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It's Absolutely Fine That Donald Trump Got Booed At The World Series

Every now and then, Boris Johnson stumbles stammering down a street in England looking like a toilet brush that has somehow been granted admission to a fancy private school. Cameras are trained on him because he’s the prime minister of the United Kingdom, but they were on him before.

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How Deadspin Imploded

 How Deadspin Imploded

The plea, it seemed, went unanswered. By Thursday, almost the entire staff — nearly 20 writers and editors — had resigned.

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Vision vs. Strategy

In recent articles on keys to product success and the alternative to roadmaps I have highlighted that if you want the benefits of product team empowerment and autonomy, then you need to provide each team with the necessary context in which to make good decisions.

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Exploring lighter alternatives to Electron for hosting a Blazor desktop app

 Exploring lighter alternatives to Electron for hosting a Blazor desktop app

Electron was first open-sourced in 2014, and gained immediate popularity as a way to build desktop apps using web technologies (HTML+CSS+JS). At the core of its design is the idea of bundling a predictable environment:

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How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made

 How interchangeable parts revolutionised the way things are made

One sweltering afternoon in July 1785, officials, dignitaries and a few infuriated gunsmiths gathered at the Château de Vincennes, a splendid castle to the east of Paris.

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Scott Hanselman

 Scott Hanselman

I've been a Type 1 diabetic for over 25 years. Diabetes sucks. They actually give you an award for staying alive for years on insulin.

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The Alternative to Roadmaps

I have always loved the General George Patton quote: “Don’t tell people what to do; tell them what you need accomplished, and you’ll be amazed at the results.” Unfortunately, typical roadmaps do just what the General warned against – they tell the team what to do.

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No-one understood our idea, but now it's worth over $1bn

 No-one understood our idea, but now it's worth over $1bn

The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Howie Liu, the founder and chief executive of the fast-growing spreadsheet start-up AirTable.

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What does tech leadership really mean?

 What does tech leadership really mean?

Leadership is an important role to have in a business or community, it’s what determines the course of action, sets the standard and holds people accountable.

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Wear Clothes? Then You’re Part of the Problem

 Wear Clothes? Then You’re Part of the Problem

Making, washing and tossing apparel has a big environmental cost. Climate protests drew millions around the world in September. Many of the Democratic presidential candidates have rolled out ambitious plans to cut carbon while making the economy greener.

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Ghosts of passwords past: When old accounts come back to haunt you

 Ghosts of passwords past: When old accounts come back to haunt you

If you’re reading this, you probably take your online security seriously — but was your past self as diligent? Most of us have been guilty at some point of reusing passwords or not making our passwords strong enough.

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Can a 4-Day Work Week Work?

Collectively, the founding team at Cockroach Labs has been involved in the early stages of nearly ten companies, covering the full spectrum of outcomes.

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Behind the scenes of Random but Memorable

It’s Random but Memorable’s first birthday, and while we’re already into the third season of our security advice podcast, it feels like just yesterday we released the first episode.

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Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express simulated Visual Studio Code's Device Simulator Express

 Adafruit's Circuit Playground Express simulated Visual Studio Code's Device Simulator Express

I'm an unabashed Adafruit fan and I often talking about them because I'm always making cool stuff with their hardware and excellent tutorials. You should check out the YouTube video we made when I visited Adafruit Industries in New York with my nephew. They're just a lovely company.

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Security is a key focus in macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina launched earlier this month, and it’s chock full of fantastic new features. We’re thrilled to see the emphasis Apple has placed on user privacy and security in this latest release. I installed it on launch day and have been exploring the ins and outs ever since.

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Will Minimum Awesome Product (MAP) replace Minumum Viable Product (MVP)?

 Will Minimum Awesome Product (MAP) replace Minumum Viable Product (MVP)?

Nowadays the app market changes very quickly. Every day new apps are deployed, and users’ requirements on new products constantly increase. Today it’s not enough that the app is helpful. It also has to be easy-to-use, secure, fast and meet standards consumers are accustomed to.

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The Game of Life

 The Game of Life

Changing your life is hard. Changing long term habits requires daily effort. Fortunately, tools and games can make it easier by reducing that effort, like a booster rocket for your motivation. Until now, Gyroscope has been a passive and automatic way to track your life.

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The Climate Fixathon: using tech to fight climate change

At 1Password, we aim to make the online world a better, safer place. But climate change is the biggest threat to the future of our planet, and we want to make a difference there too. That’s why we chose to sponsor the Climate Fixathon.

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Your new Health Homepage

 Your new Health Homepage

Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain muscle or just to live to 100 years, tracking and correctly balancing all the aspects of your health is the only way to make that happen.

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flex-fridays Archives - Cockroach Labs

 flex-fridays Archives - Cockroach Labs

If you’ve ever “watched” a busy GitHub repository, your email inbox has discovered what it feels like to step in front of a firehose. If the project in question has active code reviewers, the problem is often worse by an…

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Microsoft experimented with a 4-day workweek, and productivity jumped by 40%

 Microsoft experimented with a 4-day workweek, and productivity jumped by 40%

An experiment that involved reducing the workweek by one day led to a 40% boost in productivity in a Microsoft subsidiary in Japan, the technology giant announced last week.

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The new Gyroscope Places

 The new Gyroscope Places

Once of the most important changes is that we’ve optimized the tracking to use much less battery in the background, while still being accurate.

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