weekly reel April 28, 2012
Here we go again! This week,
- Michael Abrash on the Valve approach to creative businesses. via kottke
- Valve, again: The Valve Employee Handbook, an essential read to reflect on the value of the traditional managerial structure for information workers. via rc3.org
- Stephen O'Grady reminds us about the benefits of having a company engineering blog. still via rc3.org
- Panda three-way, Lynn Beisner re-examines the rite of passage that is “first sex” after learning her son lost his virginity in a three-way with an older couple. via Trivium
- Best of the demoscene: a selection on Metafilter, and Scene.org awards. via waxy links
- The devaluation of everything, humans crave moar moar moaaar. via kottke
- Go right, via waxy links
- Danah Boyd on everything, from social media to privacy to freedom to technology to geek culture.
- "Don't negotiate with terrorists", the founder of fark.com tells the story of how he fought and beat a patent troll. via waxy links
- More patents absurdity? Here you are. via boingboing
- Lift Off: The Last Rocket Development Diary, inspiring ebook documenting something great being built. via DF
- Obama slow jams the news, and makes Frenchmen like me depressed about their humdrum political scene.
- Facts is dead; he'll be mourned. American-centric, but not American-specific. Worth the read. via kottke
- Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal #2589, on presidents and economic responsibility.
- Nested: universe → galactic supercluster → galaxy → galactic center → black hole → inside the black hole → white hole → universe, and many many other combinations. via Trivium
- The Wrath of Grapes, maybe-not-so-nonsense proposal: using the drinking tendencies of presidents to question their humanity. via df