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Two lessons on reducing sign-up friction

Two lessons on reducing sign-up friction

I’ve been working for the past few months on a side project called Cortado. It’s a website that helps to give you control over your daily information intake. You can create a personalized daily email with content from RSS feeds, email newsletters, Twitter, Reddit, Hacker News, and a growing list of additional sources. The goal…
Pandemic Lessons From an 18th Century Reenactor

Pandemic Lessons From an 18th Century Reenactor

Some dads golf, others take up the culinary arts, and more than a few obsess over the household’s thermostat. Jon Townsend’s father had a more esoteric hobby: muzzleloader rifles—the kind from the Revolutionary War or Civil War, where you cram the gunpowder and ammunition down the barrel. During Townsend’s formative years in Indiana in the…

Forth Lessons

From OLPC This is a series of lessons on the Forth programming language and Open Firmware. New lessons are added periodically, so check back frequently or watch the page if you are interested. Forth Lesson 0 - Motivation and Basic Syntax Forth Lesson 1 - Stack and Numbers Forth Lesson 2 - Stack diagrams and…

Lessons in Managing Haskell Memory

At Channable, we process several billion product data records for our customers every day according to user-customizable rules. Internally, this work is subdivided into jobs, where one job takes a set of products and the rules for how to process them as input, and returns the transformed set of products as output. Those datasets range…
Lessons Learned From Sony’s PS4 Reveal Ahead Of The Imminent PS5 Reveal – Forbes

Lessons Learned From Sony’s PS4 Reveal Ahead Of The Imminent PS5 Reveal – Forbes

Detail of the buttons on a Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller, taken on January 22, 2016. (Photo ... [+] by Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images)Future via Getty ImagesEveryone is guessing when Sony will finally be showing off the PS5 in any real capacity now that Microsoft has gone first with the Xbox Series X. All…
Lessons from Microsoft’s 250 million data record exposure – Help Net Security

Lessons from Microsoft’s 250 million data record exposure – Help Net Security

Microsoft has one of the best security teams and capabilities of any organization in the technology industry, yet it accidentally exposed 250 million customer records in December 2019. The data was accessible to anyone with a browser, who knew the server location, for about a month in total before an external researcher detected the problem.…
Lessons from scorching hot weirdo-planets

Lessons from scorching hot weirdo-planets

Q&A(stronony) — The first kind of exoplanet found, Hot Jupiters still perplex and captivate 25 years later. John Wenz, Knowable Magazine - Dec 22, 2019 3:00 pm UTC Enlarge / 1800 degrees Fahrenheit? That is a hot Jupiter, eh?In 1995, after years of effort, astronomers made an announcement: They’d found the first planet circling a…
8 life lessons everyone should learn before 2020 – CNET

8 life lessons everyone should learn before 2020 – CNET

Anything you do online can come back to bite you. Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of The 2010s: A Decade in Review, a series on the memes, people, products, movies and so much more that have influenced the 2010s. It's been a decade full of tough lessons: who to trust, when to speak out…
8 life lessons everyone should learn before 2020 – CNET

8 life lessons everyone should learn before 2020 – CNET

Anything you do online can come back to bite you. Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of The 2010s: A Decade in Review, a series on the memes, people, products, movies and so much more that have influenced the 2010s. It's been a decade full of tough lessons: who to trust, when to speak out…
8 life lessons everyone should learn before 2020 – CNET

8 life lessons everyone should learn before 2020 – CNET

Anything you do online can come back to bite you. Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of The 2010s: A Decade in Review, a series on the memes, people, products, movies and so much more that have influenced the 2010s. It's been a decade full of lessons: who to trust, when to speak out and…

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Did Frankenstein go to the Moon?

Frankenstein & Sons was founded in 1854 and operated out of the Victoria Rubber Works in Newton Heath, Manchester.During the Second World War, it started producing highly sophisticated survival gear for aircrew. For a while, Britain protected some of its convoys with Hawker Hurricane fighters that launched from merchant vessels retrofitted with rocket-propelled catapults. Once…

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