Archive for September, 2018
Paul Jordan-Smith intended to mock the burgeoning avant-garde art movement. He ended up becoming its star.
Brian Acton does not sound like the happy, fulfilled guy the stereotype of billionairedom would have you believe. He sounds like someone racked with regret, guilt, and torment over his decision to…
Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor named Alan Mislove. Mislove studies how privacy works on social networks and had a theory that Facebook is letting advertisers reach users with contact information collected in surprising ways. I was helping him test the theory by targeting him in a way Facebook had previously told me wouldn’t work. I directed the ad to display to a Facebook account connected to the landline number for Alan Mislove’s office, a number Mislove has never provided to Facebook. He saw the ad within hours.
In 1921, 24-year-old William Faulkner had dropped out of the University of Mississippi (for the second time) and was living in Greenwich Village, working in a
Earlier this year, it emerged that Verizon is very stealthily funding a company called Visible, which is offering a slightly different kind of wireless service.
While other software giants are simplifying their branding, Mailchimp is keeping it quirky.
In support of their 600-page memoir Beastie Boys Book
Ahmet Hergune was killed during the conflict between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in 1974
Samsung Internet browser doesn’t yet support asynchronous `waitUntil`, but that’s okay.
Freddie Oversteegen, Dutch resistance fighter who killed Nazis through seduction, dies at 92 - The Washington Post
She was one of the few women to take up arms in German-occupied Holland.
A 63-year-old hiker was fatally injured in Olympic National Park and rangers suspect an encounter with a mountain goat is to blame.
After almost 8 years, today is my last day at Basecamp. It’s been a wonderful run, and I’m excited for my next adventure: Elevated Woodworking, where I make and sell wooden topographic maps. It’s…
Here’s all the big news from Apple’s big event in less than two minutes. Introducing iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the largest display ever on an iPhone. Say a big hello to iPhone XR, with the all-new Liquid Retina display. Then take a look at the completely redesigned Apple Watch Series 4. With the biggest Apple Watch display yet, and a new electrical heart sensor.
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Summer is winding down, kids are back in school and the Basecamp team has a fresh batch of updates to share. Here’s a quick look at some recent improvements that are available right now in all of…
Counting down the charts—what will be in the number one spot?
A new Chrome feature dubbed "Blink LazyLoad" is designed to dramatically improve performance by deferring the load of below-the-fold images and
A WWII vet’s body lay unclaimed at the morgue. Then neighbors did something beautiful. - The Washington Post
They arranged to give Andrew Moore, 89, a hero’s sendoff at Arlington National Cemetery.
September 11 attacks: This F-16 pilot was ordered to down one of the hijacked planes - The Washington Post
A pilot reflects on one of the lesser-told tales of Sept. 11: how the first counterpunch the U.S. military prepared to throw at the attackers was effectively a suicide mission.
A number of years ago we bought a new bath tub for our master bathroom. The tub looked something like this: We couldn’t use the tub until the full bathroom rennovation was done. But once it was, I…
In this episode, Jason walks us through the genesis of a tiny little feature in search results in Basecamp 3. Why's it there? What's it for? Let's find out!
New technology is making surveillance cameras more powerful than ever. Such systems are often developed away from the public eye, as detailed in a new report showing how IBM worked with the NYPD to create software that could search CCTV footage for individuals based on their skin tone.
Inspired by Maya families where kids happily pitch in, correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff tries to get her 2-year-old daughter to become a household helper.
The long read: Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult
Damien Chazelle's "First Man" opened the Venice Film Festival to strong reviews.
A number of years ago, Jeff Bezos stopped by our office and spent about 90 minutes with us talking product strategy. Before he left, he spent about 45 minutes taking general Q&A from everyone at the…
The question “What’s wrong with the world?!” is usually more of a statement of exasperation than a question. But it can be treated like a question, and it is a good question. Clearly something is wrong, at least with the […]