Archive for November, 2019

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Pizza Delivery is for Millionaires

My son and I are having a beautiful Saturday night here at home. The sun is setting over the mountains outside my bedroom window and I’ve just finished bak

https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2019/11/18/pizza-delivery-is-for-millionaires/

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Two Ways to Keep the Fountain Flowing

I’ve been working on an interesting math problem I first pondered as a kid. One day in the early nineties, my dad heard on the radio that there was a new technology coming called “INTER-NET,” and he struggled to describe […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/11/two-ways/

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The Danger of Exaggerating the Political Importance of Social Media - Study Hacks - Cal Newport

Photo by Matthew G. The Pew Research Center recently released a new study on American Twitter use. As Jennifer Rubin reported in the Washington Post, one of the

https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2019/11/18/the-danger-of-exaggerating-the-political-importance-of-social-media/

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The Remote Work Report by Zapier

Remote work isn't niche anymore—it's everywhere. Anyone who frequents a coffee shop knows that. At this point, companies of all sizes are implementing remote work policies. A number of forward-thinking companies have quietly grown to hundreds—sometimes thousands—of completely distributed employees working from all corners of the world, with no physical...

https://zapier.com/blog/remote-work-report-by-zapier/

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52. BARREL-AGED NEGRONI: 2009 - Letters and Liquor

Within a year of the Barrel Aged Negroni’s debut, every bar that took itself seriously had a barrel on their backbar. I doubt the phenomenon will ever be r...

https://lettersandliquor.com/52-BARREL-AGED-NEGRONI-2009

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I am railing: Sir Rod Stewart reveals his epic model railway city - BBC News

He has released 13 studio albums and been on 19 tours since he started building it 23 years ago.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561

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Facebook is secretly using your iPhone's camera as you scroll your feed

iPhone owners, beware. It appears Facebook might be actively using your camera without your knowledge while you're scrolling your feed.

https://thenextweb.com/apps/2019/11/12/facebook-camera-ios-iphone/

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Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers’ Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional | American Civil Liberties Union

BOSTON — In a major victory for privacy rights, a federal court in Boston today ruled that the government’s suspicionless searches of international travelers’ smartphones and laptops at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Alasaad v.

https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/federal-court-rules-suspicionless-searches-travelers-phones-and-laptops

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Adactio: Journal—Third party

Imagine a web where cookies and JavaScript had to be self-hosted.

https://adactio.com/journal/16099

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Adactio: Journal—CSS for all

Whatever happened to Mozilla’s stated policy of restricting new CSS properties to HTTPS?

https://adactio.com/journal/16095

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The Obvious Way to Improve Your Career (That Might Not Be So Obvious) - Study Hacks - Cal Newport

Below is a guest post from my good friend Scott Young. (Which reminds me: thank you to everyone who came to see Scott and me speak live at Solid State Books in

https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2019/11/11/the-obvious-way-to-improve-your-career-that-might-not-be-so-obvious/

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Adactio: Journal—FF Conf 2019

A report from Brighton’s unmissable annual front-end gathering.

https://adactio.com/journal/16090

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51. OAXACA OLD FASHIONED: 2007 - Letters and Liquor

Today it’s hard to imagine a time when mezcal wasn’t part of the cocktail canon- the Oaxaca Old Fashioned is the drink that put it there. Phil Ward was too rough ...

https://lettersandliquor.com/51-OAXACA-OLD-FASHIONED-2007

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Five Old School Things To Consider Doing Again

I have a not-so-secret hope that we’re reaching a sort of technology nausea point, when it becomes utterly clear that pre-digital (or at least pre-smartphone) approaches to certain things were better in many ways, and we begin to re-adopt them […]

https://www.raptitude.com/2019/11/five-old-school-things-to-consider-doing-again/

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Experiments in music and life | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: One approach to music is to do whatever you want. Absolutely anything goes. But to me, that’s too free. It’s anti-inspiring because having infinite options is overwhelming.

https://sivers.org/eml

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‎His Big Photo Op : Mac App Store Story

‎Learn about His Big Photo Op on Mac App Store. Download Acorn 6 Image Editor and enjoy it on your Mac.

https://apps.apple.com/us/story/id1467838622

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On Digital Minimalism, Loneliness and the Joys of True Connection - Study Hacks - Cal Newport

Photo by Markus Meier. Earlier today, I came across a thoughtful essay written by someone just embarking on the digital declutter suggested in my most recent

https://www.calnewport.com/blog/2019/10/28/on-digital-minimalism-loneliness-and-the-joys-of-true-connection/

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The Fantasy of Opting Out | The MIT Press Reader

Those who know about us have power over us. Obfuscation may be our best digital weapon.

https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the-fantasy-of-opting-out/

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Writing daily, but posting when ready | Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers: I just finished an experiment. Last month, I published a new article to my blog every day. I’m glad I tried it, but ultimately I didn’t like it. Here’s why:

https://sivers.org/nod

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50. PENICILLIN: 2005 - Letters and Liquor

The cocktail’s Renaissance helped usher in a rise in distilling culture as well, and the Penicillin capitalized on both these movements. As charismatic as he w...

https://lettersandliquor.com/50-PENICILLIN-2005