Service Oriented Architecture vs. Dunbar’s Number -
TLDR: your developers should be taking responsibility for ops, because as the number of services grow it will become impossible for ops to understand and remember them all.
(Source: wwiao, via mrtwentington)
How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri
Your shadow is a confirmation that light has traveled nearly 93 million miles unobstructed, only to be deprived of reaching the ground in the final few feet thanks to you.
Joel Spolsky on effectively handling remote workers
TOO REAL. (Especially the “You too”)
via Extra Fabulous Comics
American scientists unearth lost 1960s polar satellite images worth billions
'Manhattan' Renewed for Season 2 | TV Line -
Yes! ‘Manhattan’ is one of if not the best new drama of the year and more people need to watch it.
Yay! This show is great.
Business Insider on GamerGate -
"if you wanted to convince the outside world that gaming is dominated by angry male virgin nerds, then these tone-deaf responses to critics of gaming, and the death threats that have come along with them, are a pretty good way of doing it."
This week’s cover: In 1996 when we published a cover leader arguing in favour of same-sex marriage, it caused more angry letters than a cover arguing against the monarchy. Now look around the world. Most Americans live in states where gays can marry. Tolerance has spread rapidly in Europe, Latin America and China. But there is also a backlash: Russia, much of the Arab world and a string of countries in Africa have either kept or tightened anti-gay laws. This week’s cover looks at the gay divide.
This an interesting article and everything but holy cow, The Economist, why are you so bad at covers? Your graphic design looks like it was done by a 15-year-old who just got a copy of photoshop yesterday. Zero points for both concept and execution.