Geert Weening

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Measuring what makes life worthwhile

When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and …

Bitcoin Series 19: Bizarre Shadowy Paper-Based Payment System Being Rolled Out Worldwide

A so-called "Dollar Bill" or "Note" as it is formally known. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsOr how cash would be described in the press if invented today. …

How does the payments ecosystem work? What does the payments workflow look like, from the merchant’s card payment to the acquirer? What are the roles of each of the main firms in the space, like First Data, PayPal, Neteller, Square, Visa, etc.?

This is a pretty wide open question. Will try to answer as much as I can. I've included more visual versus text, as visuals can very easily get the …

Asana’s Justin Rosenstein on the One Quality Every Startup Needs to Survive

<b>Justin Rosenstein</b> (right) wasn’t sure what had happened. One of his company’s highest performing engineers seemed to have lost his enthusiasm for the …

You Might Not Need jQuery

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My first six weeks working at Stack Overflow

The Complete Guide to Not Giving a Fuck

The original, and still the best<p><b>Ok, I have a confession to make.</b><p>I have spent almost my whole life– 31 years– caring far too much about offending …

The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics

Meet Xavier Di Petta and Kyle Cameron, ages 17 and 19, whose ability to build a massive audience from nothing may be unparalleled in media today.<p>There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.<p>No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other …

Stop Hiring DevOps Experts and Start Growing Them by Jez Humble

The Pebble Steel review: Wearables 2.0 arrive

With a new look and new SDK, Pebble sets the bar for all the wearables to come.<p>“It’s like a Casio watch from the '80s.” -John Gruber of Daring …

Conceal

Fast cryptographic operations for Android<p>Conceal provides a set of easy to use APIs for performing fast encryption and authentication of data. Apps …

We’re Shutting Down and I’m Scared Startups Anonymous

After over two years, backing from a well-known accelerator, nearly one million in funding and a decent amount of traction, we’re shutting down.<p>I’m …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

A Conference Call in Real Life

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Why Dogecoin is Important

What’s most interesting about Dogecoin is that it created a new way for cryptocurrencies to compete: on branding, rather than on technical merit. The …

Why Are American Colleges Obsessed With 'Leadership'?

What's wrong with being a follower? Or a lone wolf?<p>Earlier this month, more than 700,000 students submitted the Common Application for college admissions. They sent along academic transcripts and SAT scores, along with attestations of athletic or artistic success and—largely uniform—bodies of …

How I found a Remote Code Execution bug affecting Facebook's servers

XXE in OpenID: one bug to rule them all, or how I found a Remote Code Execution flaw affecting Facebook's servers<p>Hi, since I don't write much, let me …

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

With that, he created two profiles, one with a photo of him rock climbing and the other of him playing guitar at a music gig. “Regardless of future …

Chrome Bugs Allow Sites to Listen to Your Private Conversations

While we’ve all grown accustomed to chatting with Siri, talking to our cars, and soon maybe even asking our glasses for directions, talking to our …

Dogecoin and the Appeal of Small Numbers

Dogecoin is a unique phenomenon in the fascinating world of cryptocurrencies. It’s barely six weeks old, and as I write this post its network has …

Cryptocurrency

Vertical align anything with just 3 lines of CSS

With just 3 lines of CSS (excluding vendor prefixes) we can with the help of <i>transform: translateY</i> vertically center whatever we want, even if we …

CSS

News report from 1981 about the Internet. [VIDEO]

Peering into the future and with high hopes of what the Internet will unfold, this KRON-TV news report in 1981 gives a peek into the attempts of the …

Kids, this is story of How I Met... my VPS hacked. | Pedro Rio

Hi everyone,<p>Just recently I published my technical goals for 2014 and one of them was to learn more about security. Well it couldn’t have been more …

Value is created by doing

Value is created by doing.<p>It’s easy to forget this. A lot of stuff feels like work—commenting on HN, tweeting, reading about other companies’ funding …

Coding Horror: The Magpie Developer

I've often thought that software developers were akin to Magpies, birds notorious for stealing shiny items to decorate their complex nests. Like …

React’s diff algorithm

React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces developed by Facebook. It has been designed from the ground up with performance in mind. …

Why positive encouragement works better than criticism, according to science

I’ve written about positivity before, in terms of cultivating a positive outlook for yourself. What I want to write about today is cultivating …

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