A self hosted PHP web application for saving web pages to read later (basically an open source clone of Instapaper and Readability).
A clear dividing line between important work and busywork. Before there was email, there were letters. It amazed (and humbled) me to see the amount of time each person allocated simply to answering letters. Many would divide the day into real work (such as composing or painting in the morning) and busywork (answering letters in the afternoon). Others would turn to the busywork when the real work wasn’t going well. But if the amount of correspondence was similar to today’s, these historical geniuses did have one advantage: the post would arrive at regular intervals, not constantly as email does.
The Daily Routines of Geniuses by Sarah Green in Harvard Business Review.
(via The Huffington Post).
What I found was startling. Although there was variability across the board, biological men were significantly more likely to prioritize motion parallax. Biological women relied more heavily on shape-from-shading. In other words, men are more likely to use the cues that 3D virtual reality systems relied on.
TextIt makes the point that WhatsApp high valuation ($16 Billion Dollars) is because it was built to be run on features phones.
See, WhatsApp wasn’t born in Silicon Valley on an iPhone, rather it fought its way to a $16B exit by providing an awesome messaging experience to the middle billion, those living on $10 a day. And you know what, on $10 a day you probably don’t have an iPhone or an Android handset. Rather you are probably carrying around a “feature phone”, one of a thousands variations of handsets build by Nokia or Samsung running a version of Java 2 Mobile Edition. (J2ME)
A great tutorial on using the aggregate functions in PostgreSQL.
Music Video for Backflip by The Front Bottoms off their album Talon of the Hawk.