#32

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

[techcrunch.com]

It’s Never Too Early to Fire - 9 min

[a16z.com]

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

[medium.com]

Management/Culture

Crack The WIP (Work In Progress) - 2 min

[medium.com]

Moving From Me to We Workplaces - 5 min

[mindful-matters.net]

Development/Releases

Logs and Metrics - 13 min

[medium.com]

Owning Attention (Considerations for Alert Design) - 9 min

[kitchensoap.com]

Technical

View Counting At Reddit - 5 min

[redditblog.com]

Why Clojure? - Derek Slager - 40 min

[youtube.com]

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

[target.github.io]

Tools/Websites

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

[github.com]

News/Other

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

[smithsonianmag.com]

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

[pbs.org]

Bringing back the Somali shilling - 6 min

[jpkoning.blogspot.com/]

A Year Of Google & Apple Maps - 8 min

[justinobeirne.com]

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

[economist.com]

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

[newyorker.com]

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

[hackernoon.com]

A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards - 5 min

[vimeo.com]

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

[itif.org]

Boredom Is Good for You - 2 min

[theatlantic.com]

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

[washingtonpost.com]

Books

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel

[goodreads.com]