We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
— John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President, Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Effort

The Speed Dial - An abbreviated set of articles for the reader who has limited time.

Why Amazon is eating the world - 10 min


It’s Never Too Early to Fire - 9 min


DevOps is a culture, not a role! - 5 min



Crack The WIP (Work In Progress) - 2 min


Moving From Me to We Workplaces - 5 min



Logs and Metrics - 13 min


Owning Attention (Considerations for Alert Design) - 9 min



View Counting At Reddit - 5 min


Why Clojure? - Derek Slager - 40 min


Target And Elasticsearch: Maintaining An Elk Stack Over Peak Season - 5 min



EJSON - a small library to manage encrypted secrets using asymmetric encryption



U-2 Dragon Lady Gives a Helping Hand to U.S. Troops - 3 min


Why schools are worried about Medicaid cuts hurting special education - 5 min


Bringing back the Somali shilling - 6 min


A Year Of Google & Apple Maps - 8 min


Too many prisons make bad people worse. There is a better way - 10 min


Does The Manchester Attack Show The Islamic State’s Strength Or Weakness? - 4 min


Why we need a dating app that understands Nash’s equilibrium - 5 min


A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards - 5 min


False Alarmism: Technological Disruption and the U.S. Labor Market, 1850–2015 - 5 min


Boredom Is Good for You - 2 min


Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff - 5 min



Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel