Google strong-arms indie musicians into accepting brutal, crowdfunding-killing deal for streaming service

28 January 2015

A strong but honest headline about Googe’s new bullshit: Participation in the new service requires that your entire catalog be available for streaming, at high resolution. Participation requires that you not release your music elsewhere earlier, e.g., no early releases for fans or backers. You no longer get a choice of whether to do nothing, […]

Why AeroFS offers parental leave

27 January 2015

10 weeks paid maternity and paternity leave at 100% salary, up to 8 more at 50%. It’s not perfect but it’s a start. One of the reasons they mention for enacting this policy is to attract more senior-level candidates. I hope more tech companies follow their lead. Good on them.

Twitter Sort

13 January 2015

Cheeky as hell: Twitter Sort is a sorting algorithm that takes advantage of the Twitter API. You pass the script the numbers you would like sorted and it will tweet a request asking for somebody to sort them. When someone replies with a sorted version of the numbers, it will print them to the console […]

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