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Karen Wickre
Huge for Google nerds: delightful Craig Silverstein (really, employee #1) is departing the Goog for @KhanAcademy.
Piaw Na
Google Targets Rival Facebook With Tough New Privacy Policies - The Daily Beast -
"Don't be evil" left when Paul Bucheit left. - Piaw Na
Jeremy Zawodny
Clare Dibble
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." —Leo Tolstoy
joshua schachter
LSHKIT: LSHKIT: A C++ Locality Sensitive Hashing Library -
Amit Patel
Talent is the limiting factor in startup growth -
"But ask any startup around what they really do need right now, and the answer is clear — great technical talent. Star­tups of all sizes are competing for a small pool of highly skilled candi­dates, and in startup hubs like San Fran­cisco and New York the compe­ti­tion for engi­neers is fierce. This scarcity has persisted despite consis­tently high national unem­ploy­ment rates. And because it has become so easy and cheap to start a star­tup, convincing great engi­neers to join an existing startup has gotten much harder." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Well, you could locate in Mountain View. :-) But startups aren't doing that, which leads to twitter's situation, for instance. - Piaw Na
Nelson Minar
Visiting FriendFeed. The site is still up and does a great job aggregating content; better than Facebook or Google+.
let's see if anyone here notices... - Nelson Minar
Hello! - Seth
We're not dead - Eric - Final Countdown
Hey Nelson, I'm a one of your Pinboard followers, but if you duplicate those posts here on friendfeed, it'll be great for commenting, etc. - Piaw Na
I read Nelson's Pinboard in Google Reader but having it here on FriendFeed could be nice. - Amit Patel
does FriendFeed have a dedicated iOS app? - Mark Essel from iPhone
No. FFHound works well though. - rønin
Jeremy Zawodny
Looks like the twitter team has done a good job here #letsfly
Just when I was thinking Twitter isn't doing anything re: features (for sometime) they launch this awesome re-design. Wow, congrats! - Space Cowboy
Jeremy Zawodny
Python Ecosystem - An Introduction » -
a fantastic introduction to getting started with python stuff. I wish most languages (hello Ruby and JavaScript/node.js) had a document like this - Jeremy Zawodny
Piaw Na
Review: I'm Feeling Lucky -
Wow, your review piqued my interest even more. Thanks. - Space Cowboy
Amit Patel
Are you sacrificing happiness and long-term wealth for short term gains? - GeekWire -
Are you sacrificing happiness and long-term wealth for short term gains? - GeekWire
"Besides the potential financial gains of getting out and coming back, there is a more important aspect, in my opinion, of getting a new job, career or opportunity and that’s learning new ways of doing things, new methodologies, new work styles, new technologies, new work environments, etc. It’s much harder to know how to improve your city if you only lived in the same place your entire life. Once you lived in multiple places, you start to form a much better understanding: what’s important, what’s not, what could be improved, what you like and what you don’t like." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Wow, thanks a ton for sharing this. - Space Cowboy
Piaw Na
Amazon Silk | The official blog of the Amazon Silk team -
Google veterans will recognize a lot of this in a project that was launched and then killed. - Piaw Na
My guess is that you mean "Google Web Accelerator". - Space Cowboy
You guessed right. :-) - Piaw Na
And I am not even a Googler! That's how closely I follow Google. ;) - Space Cowboy
Piaw Na
Google+ Is A Sideshow -- A Lot Of Silicon Valley Is Ignoring It (GOOG) -
Facebook doesn't have to worry, but Twitter does. - Piaw Na
I still find the Tweetdeck acquisition mildly confusing, in that the speed of app updates has slowed to a crawl since. Shouldn't Twitter want its app team to keep the app up to date? - Andrew C (✔)
Piaw Na
The Study Saying Internet Explorer Users Are Dumb Is A Hoax (MSFT) -
Joe Hewitt
I see no reason why Google+ Circles will succeed where Facebook friend lists failed. Snazzy UI or not, who wants to curate friend lists?
^Boom. - Derrick
Me. - Friar Will
I do and was doing it with email distribution lists long before 'social' networks and likely doing it in my head well before that. I do admit I'm abnormal and not likely in any 'target market' - John
Oddly enough, LogEx, until a few days ago my Google Profile said I lived in a Fish Bowl. To me the Google+'s Circles aren't any different from Facebook's Groups, or Friendfeed's Rooms, in functionality. Really hate curating friend lists, but Circles do make it easier. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Yep. I would rather do it than not do it. #NotAEuphemism - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Come live in in a country where the divides between people really force you to curate such lists. - Can Özmen
All of the Friendfeed librarians (FFribrarians?). - Laura Norvig
One of the reasons Gmail succeeded is that people really hated sorting email messages into folders. Now Google+ wants us to sort people into folders. - Tudor Bosman
I still use Facebook friend lists. - Bruce Lewis
Tudor: First thing I did upon switching from Y! to Gmail was set up filters to imitate all my folders from Y! Most of them skip the inbox & go right to their folder. - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Friend lists are very valuable - to you. Because of my friend lists, most of you are spared from seeing all of my Facebook game updates. - John E. Bredehoft
Err, Gmail didn't have folders, instead if had/has labels, so there's no exclusivity. Similarly with circles -- I have many people in 2 or more circles. I just want set operations! - Phil Pennock
Phil: If you set up the filters in Gmail, the labels act like folders. That's all I was saying. Clearly, not very well... - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
I do. And have been since FriendFeed arrived on the since. Works just great. There not groups btw, they are friends lists. G+ doesn't have groups yet, but desperately needs them to compete with FriendFeed, - Kol Tregaskes
I know friends who WON'T use Gmail because it doesn't have folders. - Lisa L. Seifert
I want to remind you guys something, GMail is not the most popular free web based mail product. It is still Yahoo Mail. - Ozgur Demir
Cristo, Phil: it's not about labels vs. folders, it's the fact that you don't have to categorize your email; archive now, search later. - Tudor Bosman
Friends, not acquaintances, basically come in two flavors: one, they're interested in you for what you mean to them regardless of topic; two, they're interested in you for what you share in interest(s), i.e. topics. With circles one can deal with that division well. - Sharon Stevenson
Paul Buchheit
Why Snack Food Is Addictive: The Grand Unified Theory of Snack Appeal -
Why Snack Food Is Addictive: The Grand Unified Theory of Snack Appeal
Why Snack Food Is Addictive: The Grand Unified Theory of Snack Appeal
"Complete protein is satiating. Our bodies absolutely require complete protein—but they also have a limited capacity to process protein in excess of our requirement. This shows up as what’s called “protein leverage”: people tend to consume food until they’ve ingested about 360 calories worth of complete protein. All other things being equal, if we eat foods high in protein, we consume less calories, and if we eat foods low in protein, we consume more. Therefore, if we want to sell an addictive and non-satiating food, we should keep it very low in protein (e.g. candy, cookies, potato chips). If it does contain protein, that protein should be incomplete—deficient in at least one essential amino acid—since the limiting factor for protein utilization is the least abundant essential amino acid. Guess what? Corn and wheat, the foundation of chips, crackers, cookies, and over 90% of the breakfast aisle, are both deficient in lysine. And both zein (corn protein) and gluten (wheat protein) are... more... - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
"Here’s a startling experiment: rats prefer saccharine and sugar to intravenous cocaine, even after previously becoming addicted to cocaine." - Gabe
Paul Buchheit
Life can't always be good, but it can always be interesting.
Don't worry Paul, friendfeed will always have a special place in our hearts. You can always beat Google once again. - mehmet
It was actually a more general thought, nothing to do with FriendFeed. On the topic of ff, my only real complaint is that people haven't copied it enough :) - Paul Buchheit
I'm sure someone else will do it. :) - Oguz Serdar
@Paul: Well, don't worry, many of us are lobbying G+ folks very hard to adopt more of the FF feature set. - AJ Kohn
I want to +1 Paul's comment. - Louis Gray
I want to +1 on Louis for adding +1 on Paul's comment - Vic Ted
And i want to +1 victed's. - batuhan icoz
+1. - Nathan Chase from iPhone
I hate math. - Anika
as it's not referring to FF then? How so? - sofarsoShawn
A round of +1s for everyone. - Micah
joshua schachter
Peter Norvig
joshua schachter
GraphLab: A New Parallel Framework for Machine Learning -
joshua schachter
introduction to machine learning -
Piaw Na
joshua schachter
Piaw Na
Looking forward to the next post in the series. - Paola Bonomo
Peter Norvig
The first two are so classic. You are great at capturing people's stories in the moment. - Laura Norvig from iPod
joshua schachter
Deploying a massively scalable recommender system with Apache Mahout | “I for one welcome our new computer overlords” -
joshua schachter
Hacker News | MLPY - high-performance Python library for predictive modeling -
joshua schachter
mlpy - Machine Learning PYthon - Predictive Modeling - Classification and Regression -
Piaw Na
Sleep Essential For Boosting Our Ability To Learn -
Sleep is essential to learning. I've lost count of how many times I've had this hammered home to me. - Piaw Na
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